Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Open Rank at University of Massachusetts - Amherst

The Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies (TECS) in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking candidates to join a dedicated and accomplished community of faculty, students, and staff. This is a full-time, open rank, tenure track position in Secondary Science Education, beginning in September 2011.

The School is NCATE-approved and offers a comprehensive program leading to Master’s and doctoral degrees. We share a fundamental commitment to social justice and the pursuit of educational excellence. Located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the Commonwealth’s university system and is a leading center of public higher education in the Northeast.

Qualifications: doctorate in Science Education or closely related field; substantial background in science, experience and expertise in secondary science and experience with pre-service and/or in-service teachers. Teaching experience in K-12 schools, record or demonstrated potential for scholarship, grant development, research, and publication; Preference will be given to those with interest in curriculum connections across science, mathematics and technology. Relevant areas of research include, but are not limited to secondary teacher education, science teaching and learning processes, issues of equity/multiculturalism in science classrooms, science curriculum and instructional methods, and technology infusion into the school science curriculum.

Responsibilities: teach, advise and direct Master’s and doctoral students in the Math, Science, and Learning Technologies concentration, take a leadership role in the science preparation of pre-service and in-service teachers while working closely with colleagues to develop clinical/professional development school sites; serve as coordinator of the Math, Science and Learning Technology concentration on a rotating basis; maintain an active academic research agenda; participate in seeking and managing externally-funded projects. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in an active research and reform community that has been awarded numerous state- and federally-funded grants focused on mathematics and science education, student learning processes, and teacher enhancement.

Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, letter of application, three letters of reference, transcripts, and samples of written work to: Search Committee Chair, Secondary Science Education (R40871) c/o Jean Fleming, Electronic submission of applications preferred; paper applications can be mailed to School of Education, 124 Furcolo Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. For more information about the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, please visit our website at

Review of candidates will begin January 7, 2011 and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. Final appointment is contingent upon the availability of funds.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The School of Education is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum.
Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.