Sunday, November 18, 2007

Tenure Track in Science Ed at Central Michigan University

The College of Science and Technology at Central Michigan University
seeks an exemplary teacher and scholar to fill a tenure-track position
at the Assistant Professor level in Science Education beginning Fall
2008. Applicants with a Ph.D. degree in one of the natural sciences or
closely related areas and a demonstrated scholarly record in science
education are encouraged to apply.

We seek a person who will teach relevant courses in his/her professional
field of expertise and who is expected to develop an externally funded
research program in science education. Excellent communication skills
and a commitment to supervision of both undergraduate and graduate
research students are required. The successful candidate should display
the potential for outstanding teaching, scholarship and for working with
others across disciplinary boundaries. For tenure purposes, the person
will be housed in one of the academic departments located in the College
of Science and Technology.

Candidates who will conduct research within the broad K-16 educational
framework are preferred, although outstanding candidates whose focus is
on improved student learning and teaching effectiveness only at the
collegiate level will be considered. We expect all candidates to be
well grounded in teaching pedagogies, active learning, assessment
strategies and national imperatives in science education. Proposed
research collaborations with other faculty and/or with public school
districts are desirable.

The College of Science and Technology is looking to develop a
broad-based externally funded center in science education and the
successful candidate should be well situated to provide a leadership
role in its formation. It is expected that he/she will enhance the
public visibility of the role of the scientific education programs in
the college.

Established in 1892, Central Michigan University has an enrollment of
27,000 students, including approximately 20,000 students on the
university's main campus. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a
doctoral research university, CMU is recognized for strong undergraduate
education and a range of focused graduate and research programs. M.A.
degrees with specialties in science education are housed in several
departments and the college is also developing a M.S. or M.A.T. program
in integrated science. There is a doctoral program in Mathematics and
an additional doctoral program is being planned in the Science of
Advanced Materials. There are presently over 130 regular faculty
members located in eight departments (Biology, Chemistry, Computer
Science, Engineering and Technology, Geography, Geology, Mathematics and
Physics), in the College of Science and Technology at CMU.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts, a
statement of teaching philosophy and a proposed research agenda along
with three letters of reference to:

Dr. Jane Matty, Associate Dean
College of Science and Technology
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant,MI 48859

Phone: 989-774-1870; fax: 989-774-1874; email:;

Review of applications will begin on December 21 and will continue until
the position is filled.

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to maintain
diversity within its community (see

The College of Science and Technology is supportive of the needs of dual
career couples.