Professor of STEM Teacher Education
The Department of Education at Muskingum University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in STEM Teacher Education at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning in January of 2022.
Muskingum University is seeking an innovative individual with an ambition to inspire future educators. This is an opportunity to create a STEM identity in Southeast Ohio with a commitment to enhancing STEM opportunities for K-12 schools in the Appalachia region. This individual will have the opportunity to develop new STEM courses and join a dynamic team of committed education professionals.
The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience with effective teaching methods in mathematics and science, ideally with an emphasis on the integration into core content subjects at the elementary and secondary levels. Knowledge and experience working with diverse learners, co-teaching, and teacher education accreditation standards is desirable.
Teaching responsibilities for the position may include but are not limited to the following: integrated science content for elementary teachers; principles of mathematics for elementary teachers; math and science methods across all grade levels; general teaching methods for secondary schools.
Applicants should possess:
- A terminal degree in Mathematics Education, Science Education or an area related to STEM Education (ABDs will be considered)
- Teaching and research experience related to STEM Education
- A proven track record in, or strong potential for scholarly pursuits
- Demonstrated experience in and understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of STEM, and the intersection of education with STEM.
- Candidates should highlight experiences in PreK-12 STEM education, college teaching, practicum student supervision (as either a program supervisor or supervising practitioner), and their commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Muskingum University, a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts tradition, is located just seventy miles east of Columbus, Ohio, in the village of New Concord. Founded in 1837, the university's total undergraduate, graduate, and adult-learner student population is approximately 2500.
The university actively seeks out and welcomes faculty and staff who are committed to excellence in teaching and student learning, thrive in a collaborative environment of scholars, embrace experiential learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the educational experience, and desire to mentor a multicultural student population. As an equal opportunity employer, Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations which have been historically underrepresented in the academy and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
To apply, send:
- Letter of application addressing the above-stated qualities and qualifications sought by the university
- A current curriculum vitae and/or resume outlining educational experience
- Graduate transcripts
- Names of three professional references with contact information and relationship to the candidate
The position is open until filled; however to be considered in the first screening, application and supporting materials should be received by October 20, 2021.
Appointment to this position is conditional upon the successful completion of a background check through the University's background check agency.