Monday, September 29, 2008

Science Ed joint with Science at Hope College

Hope College invites applications for a new tenure track assistant
professorship in science education. This joint appointment will be
with one of the Natural & Applied Sciences departments and the
Education Department. We seek candidates with primary research and
teaching interests in the teaching and learning of science and
mathematics, a strong record of K- 12 teaching, as well as a current
working knowledge of instructional technology and state and national
content/instructional standards in these areas.

All candidates are expected to have an earned doctorate with an
emphasis in science or mathematics education; plans for scholarly work
through publication and research involving undergraduate students; an
interest in seeking external funding for that research; and an
openness to collaborative interdisciplinary work across departments.
Hope College has a strong tradition of undergraduate research, and
start-up funding is available to help establish the candidate's
research program. (For more information, see the Natural and Applied
Science Division website ( and
the Education Department website

Individuals who assume this position will work collaboratively with
faculty in the related departments to design and deliver
inquiry-based, cutting edge science and/or mathematics methods courses
to prepare reflective and analytical teachers in these areas.
Successful applicants will: 1) work with pre-service teacher
candidates in joint research projects that lead directly to enhanced
pedagogy and to deeper content learning in the K-12 sector; 2) foster
collaboration between area K-12 science and math educators, Hope
College faculty, and pre-service teacher candidates; and 3) provide
leadership in developing new lines of inquiry and work that emerge as
research in the teaching of science and mathematics continues to
evolve, and as state and national standards for K-12 education in
these areas change.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Consideration of candidates will begin on
November 14th and will continue until the position is filled. Submit
curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and competencies,
research plans, official graduate and undergraduate transcripts, three
current letters of recommendation to:

Richard Mezeske
Hope College
P.O. Box 9000
Holland, MI 49422-9000
(616) 395-7000

Hope College places a high priority on sustaining a supportive
environment that recognizes the importance of having a diverse faculty
in order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our
multi-cultural nation and global community. Applications from
qualified persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including
women and persons of color are, therefore, especially welcomed. Hope
College complies with federal and state requirements for
nondiscrimination in employment.

DESCRIPTION: HOPE COLLEGE is a Christian coeducational, residential
liberal arts undergraduate college affiliated with the Reformed Church
in America; has over 3,000 students (3,045 FTE) and 248 FTE faculty;
is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association; is accredited by
CAATE, and is located in a city of 35,000 enriched by a significant
Latino population and growing Asian and African American populations
in a rapidly growing urban area of over 100,000, near Lake Michigan,
within short driving distance of Grand Rapids (over 500,000), and
relatively close to Ann Arbor and Chicago.