CLUSTER HIRE IN K-12 INTEGRATED STEM TEACHER EDUCATION AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY
Purdue University is transforming its STEM teacher education as it exists today--from a model of instruction in demarcated subject areas to a model in which teachers learn to integrate scientific inquiry, engineering and technological design, and mathematical thinking and reasoning as pedagogical approaches to STEM instruction. To this end, the Colleges of Education, Science, Engineering, and Agriculture at Purdue University invite applications for three full-time, tenure-track, jointly appointed positions at the level of assistant, associate, or full professor to join the new K-12 Integrated STEM Teacher Education Initiative.
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THREE OPEN RANK, TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS
JOINT APPOINTMENTS
We are seeking dynamic, innovative, and collaboration-oriented applicants for:
SCIENCE EDUCATION
One position in Physics Education: Joint appointment in the College of Education (Department of Curriculum and Instruction) and the College of Science (Department of Physics and Astronomy). The majority appointment/tenure home and minority appointment will be determined based on the interest and credentials of the candidate. If applicant's Ph. D. is in an education-related field, then a minimum of a Master's degree in physics is preferred.
ENGINEERING EDUCATION
One position in Engineering Education: Majority appointment/tenure home in the College of Engineering (School of Engineering Education) and a minority appointment in the College of Education (Department of Curriculum and Instruction); a PhD in engineering or education with at least one degree in engineering or closely related field is required for this position.
AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION
One position in Agricultural Education: This position is a majority appointment in the College of Agriculture (Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education); Minority appointment in the College of Education (Department of Curriculum and Instruction). a PhD in education with one degree or professional experiences in agriculture, food or environmental sciences, or closely related STEM field is required for this position.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants should hold earned doctorate in a field related to STEM education. Commensurate with rank, we seek individuals who have established a nationally/internationally recognized and coherent research program, made significant contributions to their field through a wide range of scholarly accomplishments, obtained extramural funding to support research and innovative practice and demonstrated leadership in the field, or have the potential to do so. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and cross-disciplinary collaboration. They will be expected to engage in collaboration with other cluster hires and current faculty around the integrated STEM teacher education initiative at Purdue.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants should have expertise related to K-12 teacher education in chosen field as well as innovative research, teaching and/or engagement plans in STEM integration. Preference will be given to applicants with K-12 teaching experience. We also welcome applicants who would bring expertise in diversity and equity related to STEM education.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Successful candidates will receive a 10-month academic year appointment, with some potential for other funded work and/or teaching in the summer. In addition, start-up packages will be offered. The position responsibilities include:
» Conducting signature collaborative research and disseminating results and ongoing findings via publications and presentations to local, state, national, and international professional organizations;
» Seeking external funding in support of a focused research program aligned with the integrated STEM teacher education initiative as well as other strategic initiatives for the University; the Colleges of Education, Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Agriculture; and centers including the Center for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of STEM Education (CATALYST), Discovery Learning Research Center (DLRC) and the Institute for P-12 Engineering Research and Learning (INSPIRE);
»Teaching:
  • For a majority appointment in Curriculum and Instruction: teaching undergraduate-level pedagogy courses, physics student teaching supervision, and/or graduate courses in curriculum and instruction, including the possibility for creating and co-teaching new integrated STEM courses and/or transforming existing courses to include more integration of scientific inquiry, engineering and technological design, and mathematical thinking and reasoning; plus an undergraduate introductory level physics course for elementary education majors.


  • For a majority appointment in Physics: teaching undergraduate-level physics courses and/or graduate courses in physics/physics education, including the possibility for creating and co-teaching new integrated STEM courses and/or transforming existing courses to include more integration of scientific inquiry, engineering and technological design, and mathematical thinking and reasoning; plus an undergraduate-level pedagogy course in curriculum and instruction and/or physics student teaching supervision.


  • For a majority appointment in Engineering Education: teaching in a design-focused introductory first-year engineering course, and graduate courses in engineering education, including the possibility for creating and co-teaching new integrated STEM teacher education courses and/or transforming existing courses to include more integration of engineering design, and mathematical analysis; plus undergraduate-level pedagogy and/or content courses in curriculum and instruction.


  • For a majority appointment in Agricultural Education: teaching undergraduate-level courses and graduate courses in agricultural education, including the possibility for creating and co-teaching new integrated STEM courses and/or transforming existing courses to include more integration of scientific inquiry, engineering and technological design, and mathematical thinking and reasoning; plus an undergraduate-level pedagogy course or content course in curriculum and instruction, and/or agriculture education student teaching supervision.
» Recruiting, advising, and mentoring master's and doctoral students;
» Affiliating with the Center for Advancing the Teaching and Learning of STEM Education (CATALYST) to support emerging integrated STEM teacher education programs.


PURDUE UNIVERSITY
Purdue, a leading land grant and research university, ranks among the 15 largest universities in the nation. The university has an enrollment of more than 38,700 on the West Lafayette Campus and more than 24,000 on regional campuses. It is located in West Lafayette, IN, one hour NW of Indianapolis and two hours SE of Chicago. Purdue University is an ADVANCE institution, and the Colleges of Education, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Agriculture are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including research, teaching, and engagement.

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
The Cluster-Hire Apply for a cluster hire position Submit a recommendation The integrated STEM initiative at Purdue is focused squarely on the teaching and learning of science and mathematics through the integration of engineering and technology design.