Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Center Director at Iowa State University

Associate or Full Professor in Math or Science Education
Director of The Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, & Engineering Education
Iowa State University

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University seeks a senior leader as a Professor or Associate Professor in Mathematics or Science Education beginning in August 2012 whose scholarship focuses upon issues in science and/or mathematics teacher education. As a portion of his/her appointment, this person will serve as ISU’s Director of The Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education (CESMEE), an established team of science educators, math educators, PreK-14 educators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers (http://cesmee.hs.iastate.edu/homepage.html). This team is firmly committed to STEM teacher education, teaching and learning. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong history of collaborative scholarship, external grant funding, and commitment to improving STEM education. The CESMEE Director will have a tenure home in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I), with his/her faculty responsibilities divided between teaching, research, service, and outreach

Position responsibilities as CESMEE Director will include providing leadership for CESMEE to establish a solid reputation for innovative and high quality work in STEM teacher education, teaching and learning; as well as supporting innovative projects among STEM stakeholders to build capacity and expand infrastructure within the Center. Position responsibilities as a C&I faculty member will include extending an active, nationally-recognized research program, teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses, and advising graduate students.

Mathematics Education and Science Education are priority areas for Iowa State University with CESMEE being the focal point for collaborative work taking place between the College of Human Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, as well as with Iowa school districts, the Iowa Department of Education, and the Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory. Please visit our web site for more information about the C&I Department (http://www.ci.hs.iastate.edu).

Iowa State University is a leading land-grant university with an emphasis in science and technology, located in Ames, Iowa, one of the nation’s most highly rated metropolitan areas of its size (http://www.iastate.edu/about/ames.php). Centrally located with respect to several of the state’s most demographically transitioning communities, Iowa State University affords faculty access to culturally- and linguistically-diverse school environments for research, teaching, and service commitments.

Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Science Education, Mathematics Education or a related field, evidence of effective leadership and collaboration in creating and implementing successful STEM initiatives, evidence of excellence in research and teaching, experience that demonstrates a strong history of securing and implementing funded projects, and an academic record qualifying for appointment as associate or full professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience in PK-12 settings, and a demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student, staff and community members.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

All application materials must be submitted electronically at https://www.iastatejobs.com/. Once on the website, search by Vacancy ID #110909 and apply by clicking on “Apply for this Vacancy.” Please be prepared to attach or enter the following:

1) a letter of application addressing your qualifications for this position,
2) a curriculum vita,
3) contact information (include name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail) for three references.

Please mail transcripts to:

Dr. Anne Foegen, Chair
CESMEE Director Search Committee
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
N131 Lagomarcino Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011-3190

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please send an e-mail to afoegen@iastate.edu or call 515-294-8373.

Application review will begin October 30, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer