Tuesday, November 1, 2011

TT at Kent State University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Education
Early/Middle Childhood Education
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will
- develop/maintain an active research program in science education, disseminating findings via publications and presentations to local, state, national, and international professional organizations;
- recruit and advise undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students;
- teach science education classes in the early/middle childhood licensure programs, and associated masters and doctoral programs;
- prepare proposals for extramural funding in support of a focused research program;
- participate in program, school, college, and university committees;
- develop partnerships with faculty in the Arts and Sciences, as well as local school districts; and
- provide leadership for local, state, national, and international science education organizations.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess a doctoral degree in science education, curriculum and instruction, or a closely related field, before Fall 2012 (ABD will be considered); at least three years successful preK-8 teaching or an equivalent elementary science education experience; demonstrated potential for success in college teaching and contributing to academic program development at the undergraduate and graduate levels; demonstrated potential for research productivity in the form of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations; demonstrated ability to work in partnerships with schools; and excellent oral and written communication skills. Expertise in geology and/or physics is preferred. Faculty with a history of external funding will be given more consideration.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Setting: Kent State University (http://www.kent.edu/index.cfm) is located in northeast Ohio, a geographic area rich in institutional diversity. Kent, Ohio (http://www.kentohio.org/) is a mid-sized community located on the Cuyahoga River, approximately 10 miles from Akron and 35 miles from Cleveland. The Cuyahoga National Park, Blossom Music Center, and many hiking and biking trails are within 35 minutes of campus. Kent State is a Doctoral Research University with a strong College of Education, Health and Human Services. The College offers a variety of licensure programs and professional development opportunities for teachers, curriculum specialists, and administrators; technology links to Ohio public schools and regional campuses; and a robotic-controlled observatory. Kent State is also part of the Northeast Ohio Center of Excellence for Mathematics and Science Teacher Education.

Applications: Please apply at https://jobs.kent.edu Please include a detailed letter of qualifications; copies of transcripts; curriculum vitae; evidence of research based writing; evidence of excellence in teaching in higher education; and three letters of reference emailed directly to search committee chair Dr. Lisa Donnelly at ldonnell@kent.edu. For further information about our school, visit http://www.ehhs.kent.edu/tlc/ or contact co-chairs Dr. Lisa Donnelly at (330) 672-0614 or ldonnell@kent.edu and/or Dr. Aeran Choi at (330) 672-0660 or achoi1@kent.edu