Monday, November 10, 2008

TT at Vanderbilt

The Department of Teaching and Learning of Peabody College at Vanderbilt University invites applications for an open rank tenure-track position in Science Education, beginning fall 2009.

The Department seeks individuals with strong research programs or the clear potential for one that focuses on the learning and teaching of science and/or engineering. The Department prefers individuals with research interests that focus on one or more of the following: development of disciplinary practices and concepts, the design of innovative learning environments, modeling and argumentation, epistemology and the nature of science. Applicants for the positions at a junior level should have an earned doctorate in science or engineering education, the learning sciences, or a related field; extensive experience in pre-college classrooms, either as a researcher or as a teacher; a demonstrated commitment to teaching; and the promise of a strong research program. Applicants for the positions at a senior level should also have an established record of external funding and mentoring of graduate students. Although applicants' research interests might be diverse, they should have the expertise and science/engineering background necessary to contribute to the conceptualization and development of an innovative teacher education program at either the elementary or secondary level. The Peabody environment is one in which collaboration is highly valued and in which there are many opportunities to work with faculty with interests in other program areas. The successful applicants will teach graduate and undergraduate courses and advise students. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 16, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please send a letter of interest, no more than two publications (or manuscripts in progress), current vita, and arrange for three references to send letters of reference to: Rich Lehrer, Chair, Science Education Search Committee; Peabody College Box 330; Vanderbilt University; Nashville, TN 37203. Inquiries should be sent to Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the Vanderbilt Peabody College Web site at