Friday, September 19, 2008

Tenured at Michigan State

Michigan State University
Posting Date: Sep 10, 2008
Posting Number: NSC-1375

Tenure System, 9-month basis, 100% time.

DUTIES: The Division of Science and Mathematics Education is co-administered by the Colleges of Natural Science and Education with the College of Natural Science as the lead. DSME is seeking a tenure system faculty scholar at the senior level as part of an ongoing priority initiative in science education. MSU is committed to strategically increasing its capacity to provide national leadership in science education scholarship by building on our long-standing record of excellence in science education research, curriculum development, and teacher education, and will continue to provide outstanding teaching of undergraduate and graduate students in science education, teacher education, and the sciences. The faculty in science education at MSU span several academic units and work collaboratively to address cross-university needs and responsibilities, with coordination provided through the Division of Science and Mathematics Education. Joint appointments and other cross-departmental and cross-college arrangements are possible and encouraged. We seek faculty candidates with primary research interests in science education at the undergraduate level.

QUALIFICATIONS: All candidates are expected to have a doctorate in science or science education, a record of exceptional scholarly accomplishment, a strong science background, and evidence of a capacity to contribute to the intellectual, research, and instructional life of MSU. The successful candidate will have a tenure home in a department in the College of Natural Science. Candidates must demonstrate success in obtaining and leading funded research projects and a pattern of national leadership in science 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 candidate's experience and interest. Faculty will be involved in continuing collaborations among faculty interested in teaching and learning in STEM disciplines.

APPLICATION: November 8, 2008. Reposting. Late submissions will be considered if a suitable candidate pool is not identified by the deadline. MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. A complete application package consists of cover letter, curriculum vita, two examples of representative scholarly writing, a personal teaching philosophy statement, and three letters of reference (two to address research, and one to address teaching). The candidate is responsible for arranging submission of letters. Electronic submission of application materials is strongly encouraged to: Indicate "Science Education Search" in the subject line. Applications materials should be address to: Dr. Duncan Sibley, Chair, Science Education Search Committee, 213 N. Kedzie Hall. Interested parties should feel free to contact members of the search committee: Duncan Sibley, Chair,, Julie Libarkin,, Fred Dyer,, Andy Anderson,, Megan Donahue,, Richard Triemer,, Merle Heidemann,