New DBER position open at SDSU!

*Science or Mathematics Education Research (Open Discipline)*

*Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position*

The College of Sciences seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor
with expertise in education research in the fields of biology,
biochemistry, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, statistics, or physics
beginning Fall 2021. Candidates are expected to develop a robust research
program that includes external funding and scholarly productivity, teach
departmental courses, and mentor departmental undergraduate and graduate
(masters and doctoral) students. Additionally, faculty will have
opportunities to supervise Ph.D. students in the Joint Doctoral Program in
Mathematics and Science Education (MSED,, offered with the University
of California at San Diego. We are also looking for a colleague to join our
large group of mathematics and science educators, from the College of
Sciences and the College of Education, who conduct collaborative research
through the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, and postdoctoral
experience is preferred. A strong record of scholarship is required. The
candidate will be expected to establish and grow an externally funded
research program resulting in peer-reviewed publications with SDSU
undergraduate and graduate students. Disciplinary expertise for teaching
majors courses at the undergraduate level is required. Preference will be
given to candidates with teaching experience and a demonstrated commitment
to the academic success and mentoring of a diverse student population.

The candidate will be appointed to the appropriate disciplinary department
in the College of Sciences ( Biology, Chemistry
& Biochemistry, Geological Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, or Physics.

Applicants should apply via Interfolio at
Questions about the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair,
Joanne Lobato, at [log in to unmask] Review of applications will begin on
February 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research
statement, teaching statement, names and contact information for three
letters of recommendation, and a statement explaining how you meet at least
two or more of the Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria given

We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment
to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse
backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy
two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria:
(a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations
within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for
underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have
experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring
underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated
commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and
communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated
commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in
achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented
group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research
that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or
demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural
communication and collaboration, and (h) research interests that contribute
to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.

San Diego State University is the largest university in San Diego and the
third largest in California. The highly diverse campus community has a
student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and
staff. SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral / Research-Intensive
University by the Carnegie Foundation. Established in 1897, SDSU offers
bachelor degrees in 84 areas, masters in 76 and doctorates in 21. See for more information. SDSU is also a large, diverse,
urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to
diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is
diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age,
disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and
expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered
veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for

*The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under
the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to
comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a
condition of employment.*

*A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed
before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to
satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application
status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who
apply for the position.*

*SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate
against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual
orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age,
disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.*


*Dr. Katherine Ryker*Assistant Professor, Geoscience Education Research
Councilor-at-Large, National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Past
President, Geoscience Education Research Division
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