[Grad-postdoc-assn] Fwd: Assistant Professor Science Education - Towson University

Scott Briggs sbriggs at ucar.edu
Mon Sep 18 07:28:51 MDT 2017


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From: Lottero-Perdue, Pamela S. <plottero at towson.edu>
Date: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 7:15 AM
Subject: Assistant Professor Science Education - Towson University
To: GEOED-RESEARCH at list.msu.edu

*Assistant Professor, Science Education *

*Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences *

*The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics FCSM-N-3102

*Position: * The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor of
Science Education position in the Department of Physics, Astronomy and
Geosciences beginning August 2018.

*Qualifications:  *

Doctorate in science education, curriculum and instruction (or an
equivalent degree) or physical, earth or space sciences and extensive
experience in science education. ABD applicants considered, but appointment
will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be
completed by February 1, 2019.

*Responsibilities: *

Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per
academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload
reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8)
course units per academic year. Teach science content, field experience and
methods courses for elementary and early childhood education majors, be
involved in significant scholarly activity and provide service to the

*Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences: *

The department (www.towson.edu/physics) is composed of four related
disciplines: physics, astronomy, geosciences and science education. Two
hallmarks of the department are providing meaningful undergraduate research
opportunities and actively embracing the teacher-scholar model. Towson
University is unique in that it is one of the few academic institutions
nationwide to house a significant number of science education faculty in
its content departments. The department has twenty-one faculty positions,
including six science educators who focus on different levels (PreK-12) of
teacher preparation. The department has two graduate programs, including a
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Integrated STEM Education (PreK-6).

*Towson University:  *

Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U.
S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and
is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of
Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000
graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine
arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over
865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and
5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green
acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington
D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

*Application Process*:

Review of application begins October 20, 2017 and continues until the
position is filled. Electronic applications are required. Send a cover
letter, a summary of your teaching philosophy and research goals, and
curriculum vitae in a single combined .pdf file to Dr. Pamela S.
Lottero-Perdue at sciedsearch at towson.edu. In your cover letter, please
highlight your science education experience at the PreK-6 level. Three
letters of recommendation are also required. Letters should be emailed
directly to sciedsearch at towson.edu by the recommenders.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and
the results may impact employment.

*Please be sure to visit *
<http://www.towson.edu/odeo/employment/resources/data.html>* to complete a
voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will
inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for
statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any
other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have
applied is: FCSM-N-3102.*

*Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and
has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities,
persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.*

Scott Briggs
Administrative Assistant
NCAR Education and Outreach
Advanced Study Program
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