University of Memphis — Tenure-Track Assistant / Associate Professor, Science Education

The Department of Instruction & Curriculum Leadership in the College of Education at the University of Memphis invites applications for a tenure-track position in science education at the assistant or associate professor level. The position (#003368) begins August 2017.

Required are an earned doctorate in Science Education or a closely related field (with a research emphasis in Science Education); teaching experience in K-12 schools; evidence of a strong background in the content area (equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree in the content is desired); and evidence of or potential for a high-quality research program. Also desired are the following qualifications: experience working on externally funded projects; experience with the design and implementation of integrated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education; a record of external funding; expertise in teacher professional development; a successful track record of work with urban school districts; expertise in the use of technology in instruction; teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level; and experience with online instruction. The associate professor candidate is required to have a high quality research program and evidence of external funding. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.


  • Teach and supervise field-based and online science education or related undergraduate and graduate courses;
  • Implement a significant ongoing program of focused scholarly research and publication, including collaborative efforts with appropriate content area faculty;
  • Provide service and leadership to national professional organizations, the university, college, and department;
  • Provide professional service to surrounding K-12 STEM programs and community partners;
  • Seek external funding to support the department’s research and service work;
  • Chair and serve on Master’s and doctoral committees.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The position is a nine- month appointment with excellent opportunities for summer research and/or teaching being optional. The University offers an excellent benefits package, including healthcare and retirement. Tennessee has no state income tax and the Memphis area has a very reasonable cost of living.

The review of applications will begin February 24, 2017, and may continue until the position is filled. Applications are to be submitted electronically at Applicants are required to upload (1) a letter of application describing their teaching and research interests, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) name, address, telephone numbers, and email address of three references. Applicants will receive a confirmation number when all application materials are received. For additional information please see the websites of the university (, the college (, and the department ( Address inquiries to: Celia Anderson (

The University of Memphis, a TBR institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, handicap or veteran status. The successful candidate must meet guidelines of the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986.”