Job Opportunities: Science Education Research – Maine

Three Full-Time Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in Discipline-Based Science Education Research

The University of Maine invites applications for three full-time tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in discipline-based education research.  The positions will be in the fields of (1) Physics, Chemistry,
or Mathematics, (2) Biology, Earth Sciences, or Marine Sciences, and (3) Science Education.  These positions were created through the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership (PSP) Project, under a grant to the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education
to target the teaching and learning of science in grades 6-9 as well as the preparation of science teachers at the University of Maine.  By the time of appointment, the candidate must have an earned doctorate in the discipline, in discipline-based
education research, or in a closely related field; strong experience in discipline-based education research; and demonstrated excellence in teaching. The new faculty member will be expected to (1) engage in research, writing, and other scholarly
activities that contribute to discipline-based education research, (2) teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, (3) supervise graduate and undergraduate research, (4) develop an externally-funded research program, (5) serve as a student
advisor, and (6) participate in leadership for collaborative efforts in STEM-education with colleagues in the home department, the Maine RiSE Center, the University, and other professional communities.  The positions are academic year appointment
with preferred starting date no later than September 1, 2011.  See http://www.umaine.edu/center/positions/PSPfaculty for full position announcements and application instructions.  Review of applications will begin January 3, 2011, and continue until
the positions are filled.

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