Texas Wesleyan University, founded in 1890 in Fort Worth, is a United Methodist institution with a tradition of integrating the liberal arts and sciences with professional and career preparation at the undergraduate level and in selected graduate areas. The University's School of Education is currently seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor of Education with emphasis in Math and/or Science Education. Applicant must have a thorough understanding of pedagogical theory and practice and its application in the classroom especially as it relates to the delivery of Science and/or Math instruction in American public schools. In addition the applicant must have a thorough understanding of Science and Math content, learning theories, and the design and delivery of effective university-based and public school science and/or math programs. Position commences Fall 2009.
Responsibilities will include designing and delivering instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels; supervising and evaluating student interns or student teachers; advising students; interacting effectively with school administrators, contributing to grant submissions and administration, using evaluative data to continually improve programs, conducting research with a specific agenda; being knowledgeable of the current trends and issues in education both at the local, state, and federal levels; and participating in curriculum/program development and departmental, school and University-wide tasks and activities as well as providing specific community service.
Earned doctorate in Elementary Education, Teacher Education or Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in Science and/or Math Education required; ABD considered. A minimum of five (5) years of public school teaching required and 2-5 years of collegiate-level teaching preferred. Strong teaching and quality research potential is required. An established research agenda and publication history preferred. Must be teacher certified.
Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2009. To apply, send a current curriculum vita; a cover letter indicating position desired; graduate-level transcripts; three references with names, addresses, and telephone numbers; and, statement of personal teaching philosophy to the Education (Science/Math) Search Committee: Office of Human Resources, Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan, Fort Worth, Texas 76105, or HR@txwes.edu. Visit HR.txwes.edu for full job description. EOE