Thursday, December 20, 2007

North Dakota University PER Tenure Track Position

Screening will begin January 15, 2008, and remain open until a suitable pool is established.

North Dakota State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment to begin August, 2008. We seek faculty candidates with primary research interests in STEM education. The successful candidate will serve as a core faculty member for a proposed Ph.D. program in STEM Education. They will develop and contribute to an externally funded research program that includes funded opportunities for Ph.D. students. The successful candidate will have a tenure home within a department of the College of Science & Mathematics (80% appointment), with a cross-appointment (20%) in the School of Education.

The successful candidate will conduct research and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. Additional duties will vary depending on departmental placement and rank, university and academic unit education needs, and the individual candidate's experience and interest. They will be involved in nurturing/leading collaborations among faculty interested in teaching and learning in STEM disciplines.

Assistant Professor:
* Graduate Degrees in Education and in Physics, with a Master's degree (or equivalent) in one and a PhD in the other.
* Strong English oral and written communication skills.

Associate Professor:
* In addition to the qualifications listed above, significant experience/accomplishments in Physics Education are required.
Full Professor:
* In addition to the aforementioned qualifications, national distinction and international recognition in Physics Education and a substantial scholarly record are required.

* Postdoctoral Research Experience.
* Experience supervising/coordinating the research activities of students.
* Experience with the process of obtaining external support.
* Classroom teaching experience.
* Emergent record of scholarly publication.

Applicants should submit a CV, a description of research goals, a statement of teaching interests/qualifications, academic transcripts, and the names and addresses of three referees to the address below. Members of groups under-represented in STEM are encouraged to apply.

Dr. Donald P. Schwert, Chair, STEM PhD Search Committee
Family Life Center 314E
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 58105-5057

Electronic submission of application materials is strongly encouraged to: Indicate “STEM Education Search” in the subject line.