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Faculty Position in the University of Arizona College of Science Teacher Preparation Program
Jan 15, 2010
The University of Arizona seeks to fill a tenured/tenure-track position in the College of Science Teacher Preparation Program (CoS TPP). This hire will continue the growth of the program, which is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program specifically designed to prepare science majors to be successful middle and secondary teachers. Faculty members in the program teach science pedagogy courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and maintain an active research program in initial teacher preparation. Rank and tenure home will depend upon the credentials and experience of the successful applicants. Anticipated start date is August 2010. UA is a land grant institution with a strong commitment to research, teaching, outreach, and service; is an AAU member; and is classified as a very high activity research university by the Carnegie Foundation. For more information on the CoS TPP, see http://tpp.arizona.edu
Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in a field of science (physical, earth, or life sciences) and/or education, as well as the academic credentials and record of scholarly achievement appropriate for appointment at the desired rank and tenure status in one of the participating departments. Successful candidates must also have experience working with preservice science teachers. Preference will be given to applicants with one or more of the following: experience in secondary (7-12) science teaching; expertise in the teaching of science content or pedagogy; a demonstrated record or potential for external funding; a strong, established, and visible record of scholarly activity; and leadership in development of interdisciplinary programs, coursework, or curricula.
Duties & Responsibilities
The primary responsibilities associated with this position are in initial science teacher preparation, and include teaching courses in the CoS TPP, advising preservice science teachers, conducting scholarly research in initial science teacher preparation, and contributing to the continuing development of the program.
Secondary responsibilities are related to involvement in the appropriate content department and may include teaching content courses, conducting science education or science research, and contributing to content course reform and development.
Interested candidates should apply by going to http://tinyurl.com/yg6z7q8, selecting "Search Postings," and searching for job #44296. Candidates will need to submit a Statement of Research and Teaching Interests and Curriculum Vitae, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation e-mailed via PDF file to Ingrid Novodvorsky (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2010, and will continue until the position has been filled or the search is closed.