We have an opening for an instructor here at MSU to manage our non-science majors "Humans and the Environment" labs and teach courses. The position is housed in our Center for Integrative Studies in General Science. I oversee Educational research for the Center, and am excited at the possibilities that this new position has for cutting-edge instruction and educational research collaboration. In particular, the labs have recently been revised to engage students in studying our campus river; emerging data suggest students are gaining exactly the appreciation for science and understanding of the nature of science that we would like to see from a non-majors lab.

Although the position is not a tenure-stream line, it is the next best thing. Please encourage your students and post-docs to apply and feel free to email if you have any questions. I would appreciate it if you would forward this to any appropriate listserv or colleague.

Take care,

Specialist-Teacher, Michigan State University, $46,000 - $50,000

DUTIES (Per Semester):  Teach two lecture sections of Integrative Studies in Physical Science (ISP), coordinate 25 sections of ISP lab instruction, teach one section of lab, train and supervise 8-10 graduate teaching assistants, assist with developing and administering assessment tools to measure student learning.   

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Ph.D. in physical sciences field; two years of physical science teaching experience at the college level; and experience supervising student teaching assistants.  

APPLICATIONS:  Due March 23, 2012.  Position to begin August 2012.  Late submissions will be considered if a suitable candidate pool is not identified by the deadline.  MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.  MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  For further information and details of needed application materials, contact Mrs. Marsha Walsh, Center for Integrative Studies in General Science, Michigan State University, [log in to unmask].

Julie Libarkin
Associate Professor, Director - Geocognition Research Lab
Associate Director for Educational Research - Center for Integrative Studies in General Science
Michigan State University
206 Natural Science
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-355-8369
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Geoscience Education (through 2011)
Affiliations: Department of Geological Sciences, Cognitive Science Program, Environmental Science and Policy Program