Another job ad - they are looking for more applicants for this position. Feel free to contact Alice Churukian if you have any specific questions.

Lecturer in Geological Sciences and Earth Science Education at UNC-CH



The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks applicants for a position in Geology and Earth Science Education to be effective on or after July 1, 2009.  The duties of the position will include designing and teaching a course on Earth Science pedagogy to train geology majors for secondary school teaching and to participate in the joint teacher training program between the UNC School of Education and the UNC departments of Geological Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Biology, and Mathematics. Other duties may include assisting in the training of graduate teaching assistants in Geological Sciences and teaching one or more courses in Geological Sciences.  Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in Geology or related field, or M.S. in Geology with a Ph.D. in Education with experience in earth science education and some knowledge of earth science education research.  Secondary school earth science teaching experience and certification, and familiarity with current approaches to secondary school earth science teaching theory, curriculum planning and implementation, and assessment are desirable.  Ideally, candidates should have met the requirements for North Carolina science teaching licensure.

The position shall be for an initial fixed-term period of three years with potential for renewal (subject to the availability of funds).  Applicants should submit a letter describing their teaching experience along with curriculum vitae; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and two letters of recommendation online at, at keyword search enter 1001389.Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Kevin Stewart at [log in to unmask].


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


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From: Alice D Churukian <[log in to unmask]>
Date: March 6, 2009 9:29:35 AM GMT-05:00
To: Julie Libarkin <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: job postings on the list

Hi Julie,

Here's the ad.  It is probably what you have seen, but I thought we should try again.  I'm non-tt, and not thrilled about it, but the UNC-BEST program is getting really good press within the UNC system - all the way up to our president.  The likelihood that the program will continue is very strong - even in this economy.  If you would, please direct any questions to me when you post.  I'm happy to talk about the program.



Julie Libarkin
Assistant Professor, Director - Geocognition Research Lab
Dept. of Geological Sciences & Division of Science and Math Education
Michigan State University
206 Natural Science
East Lansing, MI 48824