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Assistant Professor of Science Education (Tenure Track)

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Attach as three (3) separate “Other Documents”: 1. Document Number 1 – Names, addresses and phone numbers of three references 2. Document Number 2 – Unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework (combine multiple transcripts into one document) 3. Document 3 - Up to three samples of professional writings (combine multiple writing samples into one document)

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Requisition Number: 0810955
Number of Open Positions: 1
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Other Title Information: Assistant Professor of Science Education (Tenure Track)
Position Type: Faculty
Organization: 212401 - CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
Position Summary:

Responsibilities include:
• Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary and/or secondary science education and curriculum and instruction
• Establish an active research/publication record
• Pursue external funding in science education
• Direct student research, theses, and dissertations in science education and advise students
• Serve on student and faculty committees
• Supervise practicum and internship experiences
• Collaborate in further development of innovative undergraduate and graduate programs
• Collaborate with local schools and school systems

Ad Text:

The University of Alabama
College of Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Secondary Curriculum, Teaching & Learning or Elementary Education Programs

Position: Assistant Professor of Science Education (Tenure Track)

The University of Alabama, Alabama’s flagship university, is a comprehensive institution whose mission is to advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the State and the nation through quality programs of teaching, research, and service. The College of Education maintains a large array of degree programs and is heavily involved in research and outreach activities throughout the Southeast region. The College seeks energetic, creative and intellectually-empowered faculty members with strong research pedigrees who can contribute to the mission of the College and help to advance its growing national prominence.

Responsibilities include:
• Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary and/or secondary science education and curriculum and instruction
• Establish an active research/publication record
• Pursue external funding in science education
• Direct student research, theses, and dissertations in science education and advise students
• Serve on student and faculty committees
• Supervise practicum and internship experiences
• Collaborate in further development of innovative undergraduate and graduate programs
• Collaborate with local schools and school systems

Minimum Qualifications:
• Earned doctorate in Science Education, Elementary Education (with emphasis on science education), or Secondary Education (with emphasis on science education)
• Minimum 2 years full-time K-12 classroom teaching
• Demonstrated ability to pursue a research agenda with potential for external funding in science education
• Ability to teach courses in K-6 or K-12 science education
• Ability to teach courses in general elementary and/or secondary education, curriculum and instruction
• Ability to integrate technology into instruction including web-assisted and other alternative delivery models
• Ability to teach with a multicultural perspective

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to integrate inclusion concepts into instruction
• Experience with ESL populations
• Experience working in collaborative settings

Further information about the program and college is accessible at www.education.ua.edu.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Dennis Sunal at dwsunal@ua.edu

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Starting Date: August 16, 2018

Benefits:
• Health and Life Insurance
TIAA-CREF available
• Teachers’ Retirement System of Alabama
• Summer employment available on an as needed basis

Application Deadline: The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Process: Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. A letter of application, vita, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references, unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework, and up to three samples of professional writing are required to complete the online application process.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit “official” transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework.

Additional Position Information:
UA EEO Statement

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.

EEO is the Law” http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

“EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

Search Initiation Date: 08/31/2017
Expected Starting Date: 08/16/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Attach as three (3) separate “Other Documents”:
1. Document Number 1 – Names, addresses and phone numbers of three references
2. Document Number 2 – Unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework (combine multiple transcripts into one document)
3. Document 3 – Up to three samples of professional writings (combine multiple writing samples into one document)

College/School/Division: Education
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Other Document 2
  5. Other Document 3
Optional Documents