Wednesday, November 26, 2008

TT at North Dakota State


POTENTIAL FIELDS: Chemistry, Geology, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics

CLOSING DATE: Screening will begin December 1, 2008, and remain open until the position is filled.

DESCRIPTION: North Dakota State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment to begin August, 2009. We seek applicants whose primary research interests focus on STEM education at the higher education level. The successful applicant will join a group of core faculty in a new STEM Education PhD program whose areas of research include mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, geology, and science education. Contact information for the core faculty is available from Donald Schwert, Program Director.

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.
•will conduct discipline-based research, teach discipline-specific courses, and mentor PhD students in discipline-based educational research.
•will serve as member of the core faculty for a developing, interdisciplinary PhD program in STEM Education.
•will develop and contribute to an externally funded research program that includes funded opportunities for PhD students.
Additional duties will vary depending on departmental placement and rank, university and academic unit education needs, and the candidate's experience and interest.

• A completed PhD in a STEM discipline or in a STEM Education field by the time of appointment.
• Graduate-level coursework in Education, or related experiences.
• A demonstrated educational research focus within the STEM discipline.
• Ability to teach discipline-specific courses at both the upper-level undergraduate and graduate levels.
• Strong English oral and written communication skills.
An advanced appointment requires a substantial record of scholarship, success in obtaining and leading funded research projects, and a pattern leading to national leadership in STEM education.

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


CONTACT INFORMATION: Dr. Donald P. Schwert, Chair, STEM PhD Search Committee, Family Life Center 314E, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58105-6050, E-mail:, Tel.: 701.231.7496