University of South Carolina Upstate — Assistant Or Associate Professor of Middle-Secondary Science Education

Assistant Or Associate Professor of Middle-Secondary Science Education


The University of South Carolina Upstate is a positive, diverse, and empowering institution for motivated, success-minded students who want to be challenged academically, supported personally, and pushed to the boundaries of their potential in an opportunity-rich environment. Because the University of South Carolina Upstate is proud of its student body, we seek to attract a diverse applicant pool.

The School of Education, Human Performance and Health seeks a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Middle-Secondary Science Education to prepare future teachers in obtaining certification in middle level and secondary science education, in addition to advisement and field-based supervisory responsibilities. The successful candidate will join a team of teachers and researchers working collaboratively to recruit and retain science and mathematics teachers funded by a National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant. Candidates should have a commitment to working collegially with faculty and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds. Candidates interested in addressing barriers to schooling and equitable outcomes for all students are encouraged to apply.

Minimum qualifications: The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate in science education or closely related field; ABD candidates with planned completion dates by December 31, 2021, will be considered. A minimum of three (3) years successful teaching experience in middle and/or high school science classrooms is required. A demonstrated interest in teaching at the undergraduate level and a defined research agenda with presentations and/or publications in science education are necessary qualifications. A successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications: To be considered at the rank of Associate Professor, applicants must: a) currently hold the rank of Associate Professor at an accredited institution of higher education, b) have a record of highly effective teaching, c) have a well established research agenda, and d) have evidence of continuous service.
Experience teaching at the undergraduate level and working with pre-service teachers, as well as significant professional engagement with middle and secondary faculty in public schools is preferred. An ability to identify and practice assessment measures for evaluating program outcomes, as well as teachers' impact on student learning in middle and secondary school environments, is desired.

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Contact information:
Dr. Stephen Bismarck,
Education Department
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-7407

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