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, technological design, engineering design, and mathematical analysis as pedagogical approaches to STEM instruction. To this end, the Colleges of Education, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Agriculture at Purdue University invite applications for six 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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We are seeking dynamic, innovative, and collaboration-oriented applicants for:
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.
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.
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 undergraduate-level pedagogy and/or content courses as well as graduate courses in majority appointment, including the possibility for creating and co-teaching new integrated STEM courses and/or transforming existing courses to include more integration of scientific inquiry, technological design, engineering design, and mathematical analysis;
» 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.
Review of applications will begin on October 28, 2013, and will continue until the positions are filled. A complete application includes: (a) a letter of application with a statement about the applicant's perspective on how s/he will contribute to the Integrated STEM Teacher Education Initiative at Purdue, (b) current vita, (c) a narrative describing the applicant's research program, (d) a narrative describing the applicant's teaching philosophy, (e) three examples of scholarly writing (e.g., publications, conference papers, dissertation chapter), and (f) three letters of reference. Applications must be submitted online using the links on the right side of this page. References should be submitted by the person providing the reference letter. A background check is required for employment in these positions. Inquiries about the positions should be directed to Professor Lynn Bryan, Integrated STEM Teacher Education Search Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.