University of Nebraska at Omaha — Assistant Professor, STEM Education (Digital Technology focus)

Assistant Professor – STEM Education (Digital Technology focus)
College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
University of Nebraska at Omaha

The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Teacher Education Department is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor in STEM Education with a digital technology focus to join our dynamic and growing team. We are seeking candidates who are accepting and affirming of all people and who have experience in methods of instruction in digital technology.  Successful candidates for the position should also have experience in culturally relevant pedagogies.

Our STEM education faculty have unique opportunities to work with the STEM TRAIL Center to develop collaborations across colleges and departments, school districts, and community organizations to enhance PreK-16 STEM education and support community-engaged scholars. 

Duties include teaching STEM (digital technology focused) education courses, both at the graduate   and undergraduate levels; providing a leading role in online teaching innovation; scholarly research and publication; contributing to diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts; advising graduate students; supervising field experiences, collaborating with schools; and participating in institutional initiatives directed toward excellence in Teacher Education.  

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position with an anticipated start date of August 15, 2022.    

Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate in STEM Education or related field preferred. ABD considered.

Successful candidates must have knowledge of theoretical underpinnings and teaching methods and assessments for STEM Education; knowledge of online teaching innovations; at least three years of successful full-time teaching experience as a PK-12 educator; commitment to diversity, inclusion, access, and equity; evidence of scholarly research; and professional service.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with prior university teaching experience; evidence of excellence in teaching; involvement with supervision of university students in field experiences; working with students in culturally/linguistically diverse settings; collaboration experience between university and public schools; and experience with online or blended teaching and learning. 

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at UNO is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and service.   Students learn in our cutting-edge facilities and benefit from life on a metropolitan campus in the heart of a dynamic city. UNO’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences offers the challenges necessary for growth along with the support needed to excel.

Why UNO?
The University of Nebraska at Omaha is fueled by its historical ties to Omaha.  As the first municipal university in Omaha, the early founders’ goal was to make higher education accessible and affordable for the city’s residents. In 1968, the campus joined the University of Nebraska system, and today has the unique role of serving as the state’s metropolitan campus. 

Accessibility remains a top priority in UNO’s mission and vision.  Today, the campus is known for its student-centered environment, its community engagement, and its dedication to embracing students from all types of backgrounds.  UNO’s ranking as the 2020 Best College for LGBTQ+ Students In Nebraska reflects a commitment to the Maverick values of access, inclusion and diversity that make UNO a welcoming campus community, evidenced by the numerous resources and support services offered by the university. 

The campus has built strong partnerships with local business, education, government, arts, and civic organizations in the city. UNO’s commitment to community engagement has landed UNO on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years—the highest federal recognition a school can receive for civic engagement.

This honor is but one of many points of pride for UNO. In 2019, it was ranked in the top ten public institutions in the nation for military friendliness by Military Times magazine for the fifth consecutive year. Nearly 90 percent of UNO’s 15,500 students are from Nebraska, and roughly 60 percent of recent alumni surveyed report graduating with no debt or less than $5,000 in debt. It is simply one of the most competitively priced institutions in the region. UNO, while large enough to provide students with global opportunities, thrives on its personal and close-knit campus culture, where students come first and partnerships with the community grow every day.  For more information about how UNO embraces its mission, see Growing With and Within Our Thriving Community.

Important Application Instructions:
To learn more and apply online, please visit https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/14163 and submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) vita (with three professional references listed), 3) official transcripts, and 4) a Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEIA) philosophy narrative.  

Applications must be submitted directly through the UNO website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will not be reviewed or considered.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please apply by the review date.  For questions about the position, please contact Kathy Danielson, Teacher Education Department Chair at kdanielson@unomaha.edu 

Benefits:
The University of Nebraska at Omaha proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, with flexible options designed to meet the diverse needs of our faculty and staff. To learn more about our options for medical, vision, dental and other insurances, as well as our generous time off policies and retirement options, please visit https://www.unomaha.edu/human-resources/benefits/index.php 

The University and College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.  The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

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