University of Pittsburgh Instructor/Assistant Professor of STEM Education in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Job Type Faculty

Position Title Instructor/Assistant Professor of STEM Education

Department Name 41260-Johnstown Educ-General Admin

Position Number 0002843

Position Details

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (Pitt-Johnstown) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure position at the rank of Instructor/ Assistant Professor (commensurate upon experience) in the Education Division to focus on STEM education, beginning Fall 2018.

Responsibilities: Develop and coordinate a STEM-focus across education programs and approval of a STEM endorsement from PA Department of Education; provide pre-service teachers with conceptual knowledge and hands-on experiences in basic engineering design and coding/computer programming; teach science education methods and/or content courses for elementary, middle- and secondary-level; supervise field and clinical experiences; advise undergraduate education students; collaborate with local school districts and stakeholders; and uphold the mission and goals of the Education Division.

Requirements: Doctorate (preferred) or Master’s degree in Science Education or a related science content area. K-12 school-based experiences in STEM education and/or minimum of three years K-12 teaching experience. Effective teaching and/or supervision experience at the college level highly desirable. Background of instruction for second language acquisition (ELL) or exceptional learners preferred. A strong commitment to working with local schools and community. Successful applicants must be prepared to assist with program coordination and assessment for undergraduate teacher preparation. The candidate must demonstrate the potential for instructional design and teaching effectiveness, student advisement, innovation, and collaboration. The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their leadership, research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in working with teaching and leading diverse groups.

Application Process

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018 and will continue until position is filled.

To apply, interested candidates should submit the following materials: • letter of application specific to the advertised position • current curriculum vita • statement of teaching philosophy • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations, observation reports, etc.) • statement of professional development goals and/or research agenda related to STEM • evidence of current scholarship/professional activities • official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (copies accepted initially) • three current reference letters • FBI Criminal Record Check, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, PA Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance (prior to interview)

Send materials to: Dr. Nina Girard, Chair, STEM Education Search Committee 150 Biddle Hall University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown 450 Schoolhouse Road Johnstown, PA 15904 814-269-2934

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 12/07/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 02/07/2018

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