FYI all and Happy Holidays
Steve Semken

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From: Roy Plotnick <[log in to unmask]>
Date: December 17, 2007 8:52:34 AM MST
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Learning Sciences / Natural Sciences Position

Dr. Semken:
please pass on to any possible candidates. - Roy

The University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for a joint
faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in Natural Sciences
and the Learning Sciences beginning August 16, 2008.

The position is offered as part of a university-wide interdisciplinary
initiative in the Learning Sciences (, which
currently has four split-appointment faculty members in addition to over
a dozen active associated faculty. A Ph.D. program for Learning Sciences
has recently been approved and has enrolled its first students. The
natural science departments (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and
Environmental Sciences, and Physics) situated in the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences have strong programs in teaching and in all areas of
basic research, including vibrant Ph.D. programs.

We seek applicants with a record of research and publication focusing at
the nexus of an area of Natural Science and the Learning Sciences.
Candidates may hold a doctorate in a natural science or a closely
related field, or may hold a masters degree in a natural science in
addition to a doctorate in the Learning Sciences or a closely related
field. They should have a demonstrated record of research focusing on
the support of science learners at one or more levels. Position
responsibilities include carrying out a program of research and
scholarship at the national level and teaching graduate courses in the
Learning Sciences Program and the natural science department where the
person will be appointed.

Applicants for the position must submit a vita and statement of research
and teaching interests. These should be submitted electronically to
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>. Three letters of
recommendation should be forwarded to the LS/NS Search Committee in care
of Monica Soto ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>). Please contact
Monica Soto for surface mail address if you are unable to submit
electronically. Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2008 and
continue until the position is successfully filled.

UIC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer seeking
applicants who are from diverse backgrounds and/or have disability
status. Final authorization of the position depends upon availability of
state funding.

Roy E. Plotnick
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
845 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60607
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

office phone: 312-996-2111     fax: 312-413-2279
lab phone: 312-355-1342
web page:
"The scientific celebrities, forgetting their molluscs and
glacial periods, gossiped about art, while devoting themselves to
oysters and ices
with characteristic energy.." -Little Women, Louisa  May Alcott