Oakland University — Assistant / Associate Professor of Elementary Science Education

School of Education and Human Services
Department of Teacher Development and Educational Studies

Join innovative faculty in the Department of Teacher Development and Educational Studies at Oakland University. We invite applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant/associate professor rank in the area of Elementary Science Education. While we seek individuals with a primary focus in elementary science teacher education, candidates who also have interests in program leadership as well as school-university partnerships, practice-based teacher preparation, clinical experience, curriculum design and assessment practices, or teaching quality, are particularly encouraged to apply. We value candidates who can work collaboratively across departments and institutional boundaries and participate in sustained engagement with local schools and organizations in Southeast Michigan.

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor of Elementary Science Education
Job Description Summary:
We seek to hire an advanced assistant professor or associate professor with expertise in elementary science education and teacher education. We are interested in a faculty member whose teaching practice is undergirded by contemporary research within science and elementary education; whose work demonstrates a strong commitment to social justice and diversity; and who is eager to work collaboratively within the department, across departments, and within our university-school partnerships.

Responsibilities: teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to elementary science teaching; develop new courses to advance program delivery; advise graduate students; maintain active research and publication agendas; collaborate to write grants and shape innovative programs; and provide leadership within the elementary program.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates are expected to have: 1) an earned doctorate in teacher education or a related field, with scholarly expertise in science education; 2) successful teaching experience at the elementary level; and 3) a demonstrated record of accomplishment in scholarship.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Appointment begins August 2018. The salary for this position is dependent upon qualifications and is accompanied by a substantial benefits package.

Candidates should upload a cover letter describing teaching experience, program leadership experience, and research interest; a Diversity Statement; CV; a writing sample; and contact information of three references to complete the application. Your Diversity Statement should describe your interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality. Formal review of applications will begin February 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applications can be submitted at this site https://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/12937. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Anica Bowe, Search Committee Chair, at bowe@oakland.edu.

Oakland University is an affirmation action equal opportunity employee and encourages applications from women and minorities. 

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.