Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Joint TT at UI-Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for a joint faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in Natural Sciences and the Learning Sciences beginning August 16, 2009. The position is offered as part of a university-wide interdisciplinary initiative in the Learning Sciences (http://www.lsri.uic.edu), which currently has four split-appointment faculty members in addition to over a dozen active associated faculty. A Ph.D. program for Learning Sciences has recently been approved and has enrolled its first students. The natural science departments (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Physics) situated in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have strong programs in teaching and in all areas of basic research, including vibrant Ph.D. programs. We seek applicants with a record of research and publication focusing at the nexus of an area of Natural Science and the Learning Sciences. Candidates may hold a doctorate in a natural science or a closely related field, or may hold a masters degree in a natural science in addition to a doctorate in the Learning Sciences or a closely related field. They should have a demonstrated record of research focusing on the support of science learners at one or more levels. Position responsibilities include carrying out a program of research and scholarship at the national level and teaching graduate courses in the Learning Sciences Program and the natural science department where the person will be appointed. Applicants for the position must submit a vita and statement of research and teaching interests. These should be submitted electronically to lssearch@uic.edu. Three letters of recommendation should be forwarded to the LS/NS Search Committee in care of Monica Soto (msoto7@uic.edu). Please contact Monica Soto for surface mail address if you are unable to submit electronically. Review of applications will begin on October 27, 2008 and continue until the position is successfully filled. UIC is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer seeking applicants who are from diverse backgrounds and/or have disability status. Final authorization of the position depends upon availability of state funding.