[Grad-postdoc-assn] Fwd: Assistant Professor in STEM Education/Science Education The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Scott Briggs sbriggs at ucar.edu
Thu Sep 7 07:19:15 MDT 2017


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From: Julie Libarkin <libarkin at msu.edu>
Date: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 6:53 PM
Subject: Assistant Professor in STEM Education/Science Education The
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
To: GEOED-RESEARCH at list.msu.edu

*Assistant Professor in STEM Education/Science Education (Tenure Track)
Theory and Practice in Teacher Education College of Education, Health, and
Human Sciences, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville*

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at The University of
Tennessee seeks applicants for an assistant professor to contribute to
research and teaching in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher
Education (TPTE). TPTE offers programs of study that lead to initial
teacher licensure and endorsement in many areas; a graduate urban
specialist certificate; and masters, education specialist, and doctoral
degrees. We seek a new faculty member to join an active research and
teaching community investigating innovation, reform, and/or social and
cultural aspects related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Mathematics (STEM) education. Position begins August 2018.

We are looking for a scholar who can engage in substantial research in STEM
education in K-12 schools. Such a research program may include exploring
STEM integration in K-12 curriculum, the design and implementation of
innovations in teaching and learning, innovative technology development in
STEM education, the social and cultural aspects of STEM learning, and
innovations in assessing STEM learning. Teaching and learning
responsibilities include supporting the undergraduate and graduate programs
in TPTE through teaching relevant coursework and advising. In addition,
this position calls for working cooperatively and developing relationships
with other University departments related to STEM education.

*Required Qualifications:* Applicants for this 9-month tenure-track
position should hold a Ph. D. or an Ed. D. in STEM education or in one of
the areas of STEM education (preferably science or engineering education),
or a nearly completed doctoral degree, have 3 or more years of teaching
experience in K-12 schools, preferably in science education, provide
evidence of strong potential in scholarly activity, and have experience in
responding to cultural, linguistic, gender, and ethnic diversity. In
addition, applicants should demonstrate an understanding of the current
landscape of STEM education, including standards and key challenges.

*Desired Qualifications:* Applicants who demonstrate evidence of and/or a
high level of interest in the pursuit of external funding and potential to
use technology in innovative ways to address key challenges in STEM
education will be given strong consideration. Additional desired qualities
include: a developing research agenda that focuses on secondary STEM
education, demonstrated interest and ability to teach K-12 science
education coursework as part of our teacher preparation programs,
demonstrated ability to integrate technology into teaching and learning,
and an interest in mentoring doctoral students.

Applications and inquiries should be directed to Dr. Mehmet Aydeniz,
Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, College of
Education, Health, and Human Sciences and should be sent electronically to
tptesearch at utk.edu. Please include STEM-search in the subject line of the

Applicants should submit:
1) a letter outlining their research program and teaching experience,
2) a current CV, 3) three letters of reference, and 4) two writing samples
(manuscripts/published articles). Review of materials will begin on
November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Minorities and
Women are encouraged to apply. For more information about the College of
Education, Health, and Human Sciences, please visit http://cehhs.utk.edu/

E E O/A A Statement /Non-Discrimination Statement All qualified applicants
will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual
orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The
University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State
of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be
consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the
requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the
Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of
Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis
of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and
this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national
origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), A.D.A. (disability), Age
Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran
status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840
Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY
available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should
be directed to the ADA Coordinator

Scott Briggs
Administrative Assistant
NCAR Education and Outreach
Advanced Study Program
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