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Assistant Professor in K-8 Science Education
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The Department of Education at Montana State University (MSU) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in K-8 Science Education. The position is a tenure-track, academic year appointment with potential for summer employment. The successful candidate will have a well-articulated research agenda in elementary science education that includes a commitment to scholarly productivity; experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate students including students from diverse backgrounds; and a commitment to the integration of research, teaching and service. The successful candidate will also contribute to the mission of the University and be responsible for providing service to the program, department, college, university and professional communities.
Montana State University (MSU) values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
50% – Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Education including K-8 science methods courses and advise/chair graduate students;
30% – Conduct innovative research and grant projects related to elementary science education that includes a commitment to scholarly productivity;
20% – Participate in appropriate departmental, college, university and professional service functions; collaborate with other faculty and departments to establish interdisciplinary research partnerships;
Contribute to mission of the university and be responsible for providing service to the program, department, college, university and professional communities.
Doctoral degree in Curriculum & Instruction, Science Education or closely related field by start date OR must have defense date set.
Experience conducting program of research in the areas of Science Education and/or teacher education.
Experience teaching in K-8 schools or equivalent practical background.
Extensive knowledge of current Science Education standards, including Next Generation Science Standards, and issues related to undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation.
Evidence of experience working successfully with diverse students and colleagues.
Demonstrated competence in supervising pre-service teachers in field experiences.
Experience teaching undergraduate Science Education courses.
Experience teaching with technology and online.
Experience using or teaching advanced research methodologies.
Experience advising and/or mentoring undergraduate/graduate students in Science Education teacher preparation and Science Education research.
Experience writing grant proposals.
Experience working with student organizations.
Demonstrated commitment to student, faculty, and staff diversity.
Have a strong interest in working closely with K-8 schools and teachers to improve science education in service to the land grant mission of the University.
Have a commitment to the integration of research, teaching and service.
Work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals.
Possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
Contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University.
The Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) unit in the Department of Education provides pre-service and in-service teacher education programs designed to provide students with a rich, balanced professional preparation coursework based on current educational theory and combined with carefully structured, graduated, and supervised field experiences. The integration of these two learning experiences allows students to develop and demonstrate the breadth of knowledge, competencies and professional commitment that empower them to contribute and lead in a dynamic professional environment upon graduation.
Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled
Screening of applications will begin on October 30, 2017, and continue until an adequate pool is established.