Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Science Education at West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania's Department of Earth and Space Sciences is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Science Education starting August 2017. Starting salary will be commensurate with rank and experience. 
Teaching: The successful candidate will teach upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in: Science Methods for Early Grades PK-4 (SCE 320), Science Methods for the Middle Level (4-8) (SCE 330), PK-4 Science Instruction (SCE 520), Science Methods for Middle Level (SCE 530), Science Education in the Secondary School (SCE 350/550), and/or the Carbon Cycle (SCI 101). The successful candidate will be asked to supervise student teachers, and to teach courses in his/her area of content specialization. 
Advising:  The successful candidate will advise students in the B.S.Ed. Earth and Space Sciences major, the Science Education minor, and the post-baccalaureate certification programs in General Science, and Earth and Space Sciences. The successful candidate may be asked to coordinate one or more of these programs. 
Research: The successful candidate will establish an active, vigorous research program involving undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty members are expected to present results at national meetings, publish in refereed journals, and seek external funding to support their research. 
Service: The successful candidate will contribute to the department, university, and broader community by serving on committees, recruiting and advising potential students, serving his/her profession, engaging in public outreach, and performing service duties as needed. 
A doctorate in Science Education, Geoscience or Planetary Science, earned prior to the start of appointment, is required. At least two years of certified teaching experience in the US is required. The successful candidate must be qualified to effectively teach science methods for the early, middle, or secondary grades, and content-area courses in at least one area of the Earth and Space Sciences. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to pursue and sustain a vigorous research program in science education.
A Ph.D. in Science Education and a record of peer-reviewed publication in science education research is preferred. A demonstrated ability to seek and earn external grant funding is preferred. Experience with program assessment and accreditation is also preferred.
Applicants should apply online at https://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm  Application materials must include all of the following: a cover letter identifying the courses the applicant is prepared to teach, curriculum vitae, reprints or preprints of published articles, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests. Additionally, applicants must ensure that three letters of recommendation are uploaded to the website above prior to on-campus interviews. You will be asked in the system to supply email addresses for three referees.  Referees will automatically be sent an email with access to upload their letters of recommendation to our system.    
Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Marc Gagné, at 
[log in to unmask]. The deadline for receiving applications is January 3, 2017. Applicants must successfully complete an on-campus interview, teaching demonstration and research seminar to be considered a finalist for the position. 
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic plan, Building on Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.   
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.