The School of Education in the College of Arts and Science at American University invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor position in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. The School seeks a new faculty member to join an active research and teaching community investigating innovation, reform, and/or social and cultural aspects related to STEM education. The appointment will commence in August 2017.

The successful candidate will join a faculty committed to socially responsive research and teaching in graduate and undergraduate education programs. Also, the successful candidate will have a strong commitment to promoting equity in STEM education, field-based teacher education, and research that examines the conditions that influence STEM teaching and learning in under-resourced and/or high poverty schools.

Teaching and learning responsibilities include supporting undergraduate and graduate programs in Teacher Preparation and Special Education through teaching relevant coursework and advising. In addition, this position calls for working cooperatively and developing relationships within the School of Education and with other University departments related to STEM education.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants for this 9-month tenure-track position should

  1. hold a doctoral degree (PhD preferred) in STEM Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Engineering Education, Computer Science Education (e.g., gaming), Learning Sciences, Curriculum and Instruction or a related field,
  2. demonstrate scholarly activity (e.g., peer-reviewed funding, publication of original research, articles in peer-reviewed journals) and
  3. have experience in responding to cultural, linguistic, gender, and ethnic differences among students. In addition, applicants should demonstrate an understanding of the current landscape of STEM education, including standards and key challenges.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Applicants who demonstrate experience and/or a high level of interest in the pursuit of external funding will be given strong consideration.
  • Additional desired qualities include demonstrated ability to integrate technology into teaching and learning and an interest in building partnerships with local schools and communities.

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via: https://apply.interfolio.com/39850

Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published papers or working papers. Please contact Jacqueline Garcia, 202-885-3728 or jgarcia@american.edu if you have any questions. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2017.

American University’s School of Education (SOE) is in Washington DC, a city with committed and innovative urban educators and access to some of the nation’s largest and most diverse school districts. The SOE, with commitments to increasing educational outcomes of students in urban districts, is a growing school with programs in teacher education, special education, international education and educational policy and leadership. American University is a private research institution within easy reach of many centers of government, business, research, and arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu.

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