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A new job posting - I know the Towson department, and it is an  
interdisciplinary mix of people across the natural sciences and  
science education.

-Julie

>
>
> Hello everyone.
>
> Towson University is now hiring for a secondary science education  
> position
> for Fall 2008.  The position description can be found below.
>
> ***position description***
>
> The Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences seeks a tenure- 
> track
> assistant professor beginning fall 2008.  Candidates are expected  
> to have an
> undergraduate degree in physics, astronomy, or earth sciences, a  
> minimum of
> three years of secondary science teaching experience, and either (1) a
> doctorate in science education, (2) a doctorate in curriculum and
> instruction, or (3) a doctorate in physics, astronomy, or earth  
> sciences and
> extensive experience in secondary science education.  (A candidate  
> who is
> ABD will be considered if the degree is completed by February 1,  
> 2009). This
> position is contingent on final funding approval for fiscal 2009.
>
> The successful candidate will be able to teach methods courses for  
> secondary
> science education majors, teach content courses in his or her field,
> supervise secondary student teachers and MAT students, and  
> coordinate and
> expand Towsonís existing secondary science program. The person is also
> expected to be involved in education research and in professional
> development activities for teachers in the metropolitan Baltimore  
> area.
>
> After one year at Towson, the candidate will be eligible to compete  
> with
> other junior faculty for a three-year appointment as a Jess Fisher  
> Endowed
> Chair in the Physical and Biological Sciences.
>
> Towson University:
>
> Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News  
> & World
> Reportís as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and
> Mid-Atlantic regions.  Towson is nationally recognized for its  
> programs in
> the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications,  
> health
> sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a  
> strong
> emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such  
> activities as
> internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and  
> student
> events.  As the Baltimore areaís largest university and Marylandís
> Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and  
> scholarship
> mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic,
> educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the Mid- 
> Atlantic
> region. Towson enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate  
> students
> in 62 undergraduate majors, 38 masterís programs and four doctoral  
> programs.
> Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles  
> north of
> downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus  
> and its
> surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and
> supporting the academic pursuits of the 700 full-time faculty who  
> work here.
>
> Application Procedure:
>
> Apply by sending a cover letter, a summary of your teaching  
> philosophy and
> research goals, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references to  
> the
> address below.  In your cover letter, please highlight your science
> education experience at the secondary level.
>
> Science Education Search
> Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences
> Towson University
> 8000 York Road
> Towson, MD 21252-0001
>
> Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2008 and continue  
> until
> the position is filled.
>
> Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action  
> employer and
> has a strong institutional commitment to diversity.  Women,  
> minorities,
> persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
>
> Regards,
>
> Cody Sandifer
>
> --------
> Dr. Cody Sandifer
> Associate Professor of Science Education
> Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences
> Center for Science and Mathematics Education, Acting Director
> Science Education Search Committee, Chair
>
> Office phone: 410-704-4989
> email: [log in to unmask]
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