Monday, November 1, 2010

TT in Science Ed at University of Massachusetts Boston

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Massachusetts Boston is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor in Science Education, to begin September 1, 2011. While the position will be based in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the faculty member will also be a core faculty fellow of the Center of Science and Math in Context (COSMIC), which is a research center operated jointly by the College of Education & Human Development and the College of Science and Mathematics.

UMass Boston is an urban institution with opportunities for collaboration within the University and across a network of schools and community settings serving diverse populations. We seek candidates who share our commitment to providing high quality, culturally responsive science education for all students, especially those in urban settings. We also seek candidates who have substantial K-12 classroom/school-based experience in urban schools, with a significant portion at the elementary level.

This science educator will be expected to fulfill the following responsibilities: develop and teach graduate and undergraduate science content and teacher education courses particularly at the elementary level; advise students in the undergraduate and graduate education programs; conduct research in the field of science education; participate in K-12 science education and outreach initiatives with urban partner schools; develop grant proposals for externally funded research and outreach activities; and supervise pre-practicum and practicum experiences.

Substantial K-12 classroom/school-based experience in urban schools is expected. Higher education experience in urban public institutions is desirable. Candidates with bilingual expertise and/or interdisciplinary ethnic studies training with relevance for elementary school contexts are especially encouraged to apply.

EdD/PhD in discipline or field related to science education; an advanced degree in science (master's or higher); demonstrated knowledge and skills in differentiated science instruction; some published scholarship or demonstrated potential to conduct research in science learning and teaching; and demonstrated expertise in science instruction at the elementary level including use of technology. Candidates with training in earth or life sciences, and/or with experiences integrating math and science instruction are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates should apply online with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference:

UMass Boston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Title IX employer.