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Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Davis School of Education, Teachers as Learners Project

Projected start date: August 17, 2020

Contact: Kristen Pilner Blair

The Teachers as Learners (TaL) Project in the School of Education at UC Davis seeks one to two 50-100% FTE Postdoctoral Researcher(s) with expertise and interest in teacher learning, classroom communication and discourse, learning theories, and teacher education and development. The successful candidate(s) will engage with and help manage the project entitled “New Teachers Learning Disciplined Improvisation for Meaningful Talk in Diverse Classrooms” funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation. https://www.jsmf.org/grants/20170015/

The project brings together an exciting team of scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, and Teacher Partners at local schools to investigate teacher cognition and learning in core practices of classroom communication and discourse. The focus is on how teachers learn to lead discussions in secondary English, with a focus on linguistically and culturally diverse learners and their communicative repertoires that may be leveraged for learning. Teachers need repertoires of knowledge and practice for classroom communication. However, they also need capacity to enact practices, reflect in and on action, and learn to adapt in-the-moment of classroom discourse ripe with opportunities for student learning. The project investigates cognitive underpinnings of disciplined improvisation, a form of adaptive expertise that benefits from conceptually rich knowledge of teaching practices and their effects. We explore ways novice teachers can learn improvisational processes to support in-the-moment facilitation.

Responsibilities

  • Design and facilitate face-to-face and digital seminars and workshops with a small team of Teacher Partners engaged in teacher inquiry into classroom practice
  • Develop and share knowledge and theory that contributes to the research base and translate research knowledge into conceptual and practical tools for use with Teacher Partners and preservice teachers
  • Create, organize, and maintain a large database of teacher writing, video footage, and audiotaped conversations
  • Assist in proposal development for conference presentations and additional grant funding opportunities
  • Participate in writing manuscripts for publication
  • Work collaboratively to disseminate research results for multiple audiences
  • Organize and participate in classroom observations in regional schools
  • Help develop tools/routines/data management/data analysis processes for project use.
  • Keep abreast of relevant fields in educational research
  • Work together effectively with a variety of staff, advisory board members, and Teacher Partners on multiple project strands

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in Teaching, Teacher Education, Learning Sciences, Curriculum & Instruction, or related field
  • Relevant research experience in P-12 settings serving culturally and linguistically diverse populations, with demonstrated equity orientation (via publications, presentations, and/or research interest)
  • Demonstrated ability to publish research in academic journals
  • Demonstrated ability as a team player, willing to pitch in and do what needs to be done
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience in diverse, secondary English classrooms
  • Experience in teacher coaching or supervision
  • Experience with classroom discourse analysis
  • Project management/leadership experience
  • Experience and interest in digital pedagogies
  • Background in learning theories, research on noticing, and how teachers learn

Other Opportunities and Expectations

  • Mentoring. This is a grant-funded position under the mentorship of Dr. Steven Athanases, Professor, Dolly and David Fiddyment Chair in Teacher Education, School of Education, University of California, Davis. Opportunity for additional faculty mentorship will be provided.
  • Educational community. Working in a diverse, dynamic School of Education recently emerging as a national voice and site for research, development, and innovation. In addition to its core at UC Davis, the project has a partnership with Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education.
  • Publications. The position likely will lead to co-authored presentation and publication opportunities.
  • Leadership. The position will offer many leadership opportunities.
  • Networking. The successful candidate will participate in a consortium of projects in the US, including annual summer meetings and other networking opportunities.
  • The position is for one year, with opportunities to continue in the role an additional 1-2 years, contingent upon successful performance.
  • If hired at 100% time, the successful applicant can work up to 20% time on their own research and publication process as part of the 100% FTE position
  • Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to the search chair Kristen Pilner Blair at kpilner@stanford.edu. Names/contact information of three references will be requested of top candidates. (Please note that although the search chair is at Stanford University, which is a partner university, the project is primarily based out of UC Davis.)

Review of applications begins June 24, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The project and the university are committed to equal employment opportunity and non- discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any characteristic protected under applicable law.

 

Postdoctoral Scholar for National Science Foundation-funded Life Right Here and Everywhere

Time frame: 1 September 2020- 31 August 2021

Contact: Michelle Newstadt

Application deadline: 01/07/2020

A Postdoctoral Research Associate is sought to join a new National Science Foundation DRK12 project with partners from Gooru.org, The University of Utah, and Colorado State University. A coherent vision (NRC, 2012) led to the development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States, 2013) and similar standards. This vision calls for necessary shifts in instructional practices so that student work is centered on science investigation and the study of local phenomena and challenges. At present, there are few systems of coordinated instructional, assessment, and professional development materials that support these necessary shifts in instructional practices. This project will address this gap through the design, enactment, and study of a coordinated system of instructional, assessment and teacher professional learning materials focused around three investigations which exemplify the vision. Part one focuses on the systematic design and implementation of materials within an online learning platform, Gooru’s Learning Navigator. Part two focuses on enactment and study through ten case studies within two distinct school settings representing populations and settings with variations in cultural, racial, and linguistic diversity. The project’s emphasis on coordinated research and design ensures that questions about what works when, where, and for whom are adequately addressed.

The postdoc will work closely with the PI (Michelle Newstadt, Gooru) and Co-PIs Nancy Songer (University of Utah), Prasad Ram (Gooru), and Tanya Dewey (Colorado State University) to help design and revise classroom observation protocols, assessment items, curricular activities, and professional learning materials. The postdoc will take a leadership role in designing case study research protocols and data collection and analysis for the grant. The postdoc will assist in curriculum and assessment design and modifications.  The postdoc will also write papers and give presentations at national/international conferences (e.g., NARST, ESERA, AERA).

Qualifications: A PhD in science education or a related area, experience working with middle school teachers, preferably in under-resourced settings. Experience with case study design and research.  Experience working on research grants and involvement in publication preparation is highly desirable. 

The position is full-time, one year contract position beginning 1 September 2020. Salary will be commensurate with levels approved by NSF, Gooru, and The University of Utah. Interested individuals can contact M. Newstadt at michelle@gooru.org for more information. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and a full C.V., along with names and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to serve as referees.

 

 

Program Director, The Learning Agency Lab

Contact: Meg Benner

Application deadline: 30/04/2020

The Learning Agency Lab, a small nonprofit that helps organizations harness the power of learning, is seeking a full-time program manager or director. This individual will build strong relations with leading data scientists, education researchers, and education innovators in order to identify pressing educational challenges and robust, related data sets. The program manager or director will design and execute a series of prestigious machine learning competitions to draw talent and attention to these challenges. See more at the following link.

https://www.the-learning-agency-lab.com/our-openings-program-manager-or-director.html

 

Learning Engineering Fellowship, The Learning Agency Lab - University of Pennsylvania - National Center for Education Statistics

Contact: Meg Benner

Application deadline: 01/05/2020

The Learning Agency Lab, in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania and the National Center for Education Statistics, is seeking a joint Learning Engineering Fellow to lead exciting projects that leverage robust datasets to support education outcomes.

The fellow will work at the National Center for Education Statistics in Washington DC under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act. It is a prestigious opportunity for an education data scientist to develop a robust database as well as potential data competitions based on those benchmarks. Fellows should be located in D.C. or willing to spend a few days/week in D.C. 

See more at the following link.

https://www.the-learning-agency-lab.com/our-openings-learning-engineering-fellow.html

 

Research Professor of Data Science and Knowledge Media, Department of Computer Science of the Faculty of Science at Tübingen University / Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) Tübingen

Contact: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rosenstiel

Application deadline: 15/05/2020

Time frame: Permanent position

The successful candidate is recognized for her/his research in the field of Data Science, which should complement the research profile of the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM). This includes the application of Data Science to the analysis of data gained from knowledge-related media use (for instance, learning analytics, social media data, eye tracking, or EEG data).

The candidate should have an outstanding and internationally visible research profile in a field like Machine Learning for Social Sciences, Educational Data Mining, Visual Analytics, Applied Statistics, or Computational Linguistics and is expected to be able to raise substantial amounts of competitive, extramural funding.

One of the responsibilities of the position is to establish the research lab “Data Science for Knowledge Media Research” and to be involved in the management and further development of the institute. It is expected that the applicant is open to applying her/his methodological skills to different types of data and willing to conduct cooperative, interdisciplinary research with other labs at the institute. The Director of the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Prof. Dr. Ulrike Cress (u.cress@iwm-tuebingen.de), will be happy to answer any questions about the responsibilities of the position. Further information: www.iwm-tuebingen.de

The Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) researches knowledge acquisition, knowledge sharing and cooperation with digital media. The Institute is a member of the Leibniz Association and is committed to international standards of academic excellence. The successful applicant will also be a faculty member at Tübingen University. 

There will also be ties with the Cyber Valley Baden-Württemberg (https://cyber-valley.de/en). In this context, synergies with the Cluster of Excellence "Machine Learning: New Perspectives for Science" are encouraged.

Required qualifications include a PhD or equivalent international degree and postdoctoral qualifications equivalent to the requirements for tenure.

Tübingen University and the IWM are particularly interested in increasing the number of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women candidates to apply. In line with their internationalization agenda, the university and the IWM welcome applications from researchers outside Germany. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

Applications with supporting documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications and teaching experience, diplomas/certificates) as well as a research statement including collaboration plans, along with the completed application form (https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/faculties/faculty-of-science/faculty/service-downloads/#c608746) should be sent by e-mail as a single PDF-file (max. 10 MB) to the Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Tübingen, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rosenstiel (career(aτ)mnf.uni-tuebingen.de) by May 15, 2020. Enquiries may be directed to this address. 

 

Research Associate, University of Colorado, Boulder

Contact: Jennifer Jacobs

Application deadline: 31/03/2020

Department: Institute of Cognitive Science
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Group: Research Faculty

Job Summary
The Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) encourages applications for a Research Associate to join our research team at CU Boulder. The job involves taking part in several research projects focused on supporting teachers to integrate computational thinking and NGSS-aligned science instruction. The position is funded by research grants that will continue for five years, pending satisfactory job performance. The ideal candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary research team, and in close collaboration with teachers and school district leaders.

Who We Are
A team of researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and Utah State University are working with middle school science and dedicated STEM teachers to integrate and promote computational thinking into classrooms through four co-designed units, focused on phenomena and design challenges which align to performance expectations in the NGSS for middle school. These units integrate computational thinking (CT) and the use of a programmable sensor platform made up of a micro:bit, gator:bit, and various attachable sensors such as temperature, soil moisture, and sound. In these units students use the sensing platform to conduct a variety of data-enabled science and engineering investigations that are rooted in personally relevant questions about their community and their lives. This sensing platform enables teachers and students to envision a new type of “school-wide science lab” - moving beyond specialized classrooms where students go to conduct experiments to imagining the entire school and neighboring environment as a potential space for scientific inquiry. As such, this expanded environment for “doing science” enables teachers across STEM disciplines to creatively integrate computational thinking (CT) activities into their disciplinary instruction. The CU research team includes Tammy Sumner (Director of ICS), Jennifer Jacobs
(Associate Research Professor), Quentin Biddy (Research Associate) and Alex
Chakarov (Ph.D. candidate). More information about our current research can be found
at: https://www.colorado.edu/program/inquiryhub/curricula/stem-science-computationalthinking.
If you have questions about the position, please contact Jennifer Jacobs,
jennifer.jacobs@colorado.edu.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be:
- Collaboratively design innovative middle school classroom experiences using a programmable sensing platform.
- Plan and facilitate professional learning workshops for teachers that focus on NGSS-aligned, CT-integrated science instruction.
- Collaboratively develop professional learning resources to support CT integration at scale.
- Support teachers in their classrooms as they implement CT-integrated science curriculum and troubleshoot issues that arise during the use of micro:bits and related sensors.
- Engage in collecting and analyzing project data, and disseminating research findings.

What You Should Know
This opportunity requires the ability to visit teachers at various school sites in Denver, CO on a regular basis. This position is funded through a multi-year research grant that will continue for five years, pending satisfactory job performance. What We Can Offer $55,000.00-75,000.00 per year, commensurate with experience.

Benefits
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment.

What We Require
Ph.D. in education, computer science, learning sciences or similar (by Summer 2020). Experience supporting teachers and their students to use technology in K12 classrooms.

What You Will Need
- Ability to visit teachers at various school sites in Denver, CO on a regular basis.
Knowledge of sensor technology and computational thinking, with some basic
knowledge of programming.
Interest in publishing, conference presentations, and grant writing.
Ability to work as a team member and without direct supervision.
Knowledge of NGSS aligned curriculum and science instruction.
Knowledge of design-based research.

What We Would Like You to Have
Experience providing professional support to K12 teachers (in groups and one on one).
Research and/or teaching experience related to K12 classrooms.
Experience publishing research in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
Experience in research grant writing.

Special Application Instructions
To apply, please submit the following materials:
1. Resume/CV
2. Cover Letter
3. One Letter of Recommendation (Not Confidential)
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration,
applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Click here for a list of ADA and Title IX coordinators. To view the Regent policy, please click here. This organization participates in E-Verify. We will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each employee's I-9 form to confirm work authorization.
Reasonable Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities: CU Boulder is committed to making information and resources that are available via the web accessible for all users. If you are a job seeker and need accessibility assistance or an accommodation in order to apply for one of our open positions, please submit an accessibility request or call 303-735-4357 (5-HELP) to submit a request for assistance.
To apply for this position, please visit the following website: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=24084&emailCampaignId=168

 

Post-doc/Researcher, Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, Utah State University

Time frame: Start summer or fall 2020

Contact: Mimi Recker

Application deadline: 15/05/2020

See detailshttps://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2446/researcher-ii---itls/job

 

 

Professor of Education (with a commission related to Universeum), University of Gothenburg

Time frame: 1 January 2021

Contact: Åke Ingerman

Application deadline: 15/04/2020

The position specialises in digitalisation through visualisation and artificial intelligence (AI) linked to learning in mathematics, natural sciences and technology, with a commission at Universeum and its environments for formal and informal learning. The position is fully funded for at least five years within the framework of an agreement between the foundation Stiftelsen Korsvägen and the University of Gothenburg. A workplace will be prepared at both Universeum and the Faculty of Education.

In line with this agreement, the main assignments are:
- to promote learning in mathematics, natural sciences and technology, especially among children and young people, in collaboration with Universeum, teachers, schools and student teachers in the region by using AI, computer visualisations and technology-intensive environments arranged for learning. The professor is expected to become involved in issues derived from current research related to visualisation and Science, Technology, and Mathematics Education and the organisation of and learning in environments such as science centres and museums. For example, by identifying appropriate aspects of visualisation and representations within STEM, to use audio-visual and haptic tools to navigate in visualised data and virtual environments, to explore and solve problems and to successfully implement exhibitions and interventions.
- to establish and conduct research to gain deeper insight into the relationships between the learning of children and young people in the fields of science, technology and mathematics and interaction patterns, perception and learning processes when exploring issues with data visualisations and interacting in digital environments in general. This also includes the implications for learning within STEM and sustainability issues among children and young people in particular. Of particular importance is the long-term development of a broad research network with a strong connection to various research environments.
All assignments are distinctly collaborative in nature.

The field of the position has influences from, and contact with, several disciplinary specialities that in various ways include, and overlap, with teaching and learning. Of particular importance are Science, Technology and Mathematics Education, and in digital media and tools, visualisation and interactive design. To carry out the assignments, background and experience is needed in one and preferably several of these areas along with the experience of being involved in the interface between them, with close connections with the varied international research field of Education.

The professorship is organisationally located at the Faculty of Education.

The professor will be involved in collaboration with Stanford University and Chalmers University of Technology and work in the context of established interdisciplinary collaborations at the University of Gothenburg. Participants in the research environment collaborate with the IT Faculty through a joint involvement in the international master’s programme in Learning and IT.

Candidates should have a documented background in research on interaction and learning in the STEM field, with a focus on digital learning environments. They should have knowledge about the design of digital learning environments and/or design-based research and be able to document experiences of working with relevant research and supervision of doctoral students. Furthermore, they should have a documented ability to work with different types of empirical data, such as large-scale data volumes, survey studies and/or detailed ethnographic observations or other relevant qualitative methods. Successful publication is required in areas such as technological change, design, subject didactics in natural sciences, mathematics and technology and/or communication and learning. Research considered particularly relevant to the position is in established fields such as Learning Sciences (LS), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Participatory Design (PDC) focused on STEM as well as Science Education (SE), Mathematics Education (ME), Technology Education (TE) and sustainability issues among children and young people.

Appropriate qualifications (Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4):
When hiring and promoting a professor, the following quality criteria are to be applied in the assessment (which is based on Chapter 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and the University of Gothenburg’s appointments procedure)

High degree of research expertise
Good national and international level as a researcher
Good ability to develop, lead and conduct high quality research
Good ability to supervise, review and assess in doctoral-level courses and programmes
High degree of teaching expertise
Good ability to develop, lead and implement high quality education at all levels, especially in doctoral level courses and programmes
Skilled as an academic leader
Skilled at collaborating with the surrounding community in both education and research and at providing information about research and development work

https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/vacancies-details/?id=5613

 

Research Associate, University of Colorado Boulder

Time frame: Summer 2020

ContactEryn Van Poole

The Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) encourages applications for a Research Associate to join our research team at CU Boulder. The job involves taking part in several research projects focused on supporting teachers to integrate computational thinking and NGSS-aligned science instruction. The position is funded by research grants that will continue for five years, pending satisfactory job performance. The ideal candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary research team, and in close collaboration with teachers and school district leaders.

The CU research team includes Tammy Sumner (Director of ICS), Jennifer Jacobs (Associate Research Professor), Quentin Biddy (Research Associate) and Alex Chakarov (Ph.D. candidate). More information about our current research can be found at: https://www.colorado.edu/program/inquiryhub/curricula/stem-science-computational-thinking. If you have questions about the position, please contact Jennifer Jacobs, jennifer.jacobs@colorado.edu.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be:
- Collaboratively design innovative middle school classroom experiences using a
programmable sensing platform.
- Plan and facilitate professional learning workshops for teachers that focus on NGSS-
aligned, CT-integrated science instruction.
- Collaboratively develop professional learning resources to support CT integration at scale.
- Support teachers in their classrooms as they implement CT-integrated science curriculum
and troubleshoot issues that arise during the use of micro:bits and related sensors.
- Engage in collecting and analyzing project data, and disseminating research findings.

What We Can offer:
$55,000.00-75,000.00 per year, commensurate with experience.

What We Require:
Ph.D. in education, computer science, learning sciences or similar (by Summer 2020).
Experience supporting teachers and their students to use technology in K12 classrooms.

Please apply directly through our website: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Research-Associate/24084

 

Professorship in educational technology (open rank), University of Zurich

Time frame: The position should be filled by 1 August 2021.

Contact: Prof. Dominik Petko

Application deadline: 10/03/2020

The University of Zurich invites applications for a professorship in educational technology (open rank).

Depending on the qualifications of the appointee, the professorship will take the form of a chair or an assistant professorship with tenure track.

The professorship at the Institute of Education represents the field of educational technology in research and teaching. Together with other professorships, it is responsible for BA, MA and PhD programmes in educational science. Also, it assumes tasks in initial and continuing education for teachers at baccalaureate schools. Possible research areas include the design of digitally supported learning arrangements, self-regulated, informal and lifelong learning with digital technologies, digital literacy, information literacy, computational thinking or learning analytics. Active participation in the teaching and research activities of the interdepartmental «Digital Society Initiative» (DSI) of the University of Zurich is expected.

Excellent scientific achievements in the relevant area of research are required, for example, proven by an outstanding publication track record.

Teaching may be carried out in English. Non-German speaking candidates are expected to acquire a working knowledge of German within the first two years of the appointment. The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer and in particular strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions. Therefore, qualified female researchers are encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications is March 10, 2020. Details on the application procedure are available on www.phil.uzh.ch/jobs.html.

  

Waterbury Chair in Secondary Education and Professor of STEM Education (with a preferred focus in Secondary Science Education and Learning Sciences), The Pennsylvania State University

Application deadline: Applications received by February 20, 2020 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

ContactDr. Scott McDonald

Waterbury Chair in Secondary Education and Professor of STEM Education (with a preferred focus in Secondary Science Education and Learning Sciences). The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University seeks applications from individuals with scholarly interests and expertise at the intersection of the learning sciences and STEM education. STEM education includes education within one or across two or more of the STEM fields or integrations of those fields. The position is a tenure-track appointment at the Full Professor rank within the of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The purpose of the Waterbury Chair is to enhance the University’s commitment to the Commonwealth and provide the Chair the opportunity to continue and further scholarly excellence.

The faculty member will join and provide leadership to a thriving Learning Sciences community in the College, including a recent cluster hire across three departments. The position offers opportunities to prepare pre-service teachers, especially in secondary science education, and to provide leadership for secondary education. Successful candidates will be expected to engage in recruiting and mentoring graduate students interested in STEM education areas and to develop and teach graduate courses relevant to science education, STEM education, and/or the learning sciences. The position also offers the possibility for collaborations across the Pennsylvania State University’s 22 Commonwealth campuses, as well as community and school partners such as the Penn State Arboretum, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Pennsylvania’s 500 K-12 school districts, and the Center for Science and the Schools. Beginning (Anticipated): Fall Semester, 2020. Appointment Conditions: This is a tenure-track, 36-week appointment with the possibility of supplementary summer appointments in research and/or teaching. The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Penn State and the College of Education are committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage in individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Responsibilities: Conduct a nationally and internationally recognized research program in education in one or more STEM areas and/or the learning sciences; Seek and secure external support for research; Teach courses in Curriculum and Instruction, specifically within the secondary science teacher preparation program; supervise doctoral students in their programs and research; and supervise graduate teaching assistants; Contribute to undergraduate program in science education and graduate programs in STEM education areas through residential and online instruction, as well as recruitment and retention of graduate and undergraduate students; Provide service, outreach, and leadership to the University, educational institutions, agencies, professional organizations, and learned societies. Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate in education in one or more STEM areas, in learning sciences, or in a related field; Substantial scholarly work in STEM education; Demonstrated commitment to the values of social justice, equity, and inclusion; Evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising, including strong collaboration with graduate students in research and/or evaluation efforts; Evidence of a commitment to working collegially, across academic disciplines/units, and with individuals from diverse backgrounds; Willingness to teach residential and online courses in Science Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or Learning Sciences related areas at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and track record of externally-funded projects.

The Pennsylvania State University: Penn State [http://www.psu.edu] is a comprehensive, multi-campus research university serving all regions of the Commonwealth, as well as the nation and the world in instruction, research, and service roles that require responsiveness to and support from society`s public and private sectors. As a land-grant university, Penn State has responsibility for providing a wide array of programs in the professional and technical disciplines, as well as a balanced offering of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Penn State shares with other major research universities the traditional responsibilities to discover, develop, preserve, and disseminate knowledge. The University Park campus is located within State College, PA, which was recently ranked as one of the top college towns in the country by the American Institute for Economic Research. Located in a valley in the Appalachian Mountains, in Centre County, Pennsylvania, employment at Penn State offers incredible opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the central Pennsylvania outdoors combined with the culture, sports, and entertainment a large university community can bring, and is within drivable distance from New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC. The College of Education: The College of Education [http://www.ed.psu.edu] at Penn State offers resident programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, online graduate degrees and certificates, and an extensive outreach effort aimed at continuing professional development for educators at distant locations. The College`s research program is also extensive and College faculty members secured over $36.7 million in external support during the past three years from a wide range of national and state government agencies, private foundations, and corporations. The College`s location within a large, research oriented, land-grant university provides numerous opportunities for studying education from multidisciplinary perspectives in the context of a university-wide commitment to making life better for all citizens. The College houses four academic departments: Curriculum and Instruction; Education Policy Studies; Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education; and Learning and Performance Systems. The departments offer seven undergraduate majors to more than 2,250 students, and 11 graduate programs, under authority of the Graduate School, to nearly 1,000 students. Recent surveys rank the Penn State College of Education among the top colleges, schools, and departments of education in the United States. Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I): The Department of Curriculum and Instruction includes undergraduate programs in Secondary Education with options in Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, and English; Middle Level Education with options in Mathematics, Social Studies, and English; Elementary and Early Childhood Education, and World Language Education. The graduate program in Curriculum and Instruction offers Ph.D., M.S., and M.Ed. programs with emphasis areas in Science Education; Mathematics Education; Curriculum and Supervision; Literacy and English Language Arts; Social Studies Education; Second Language Education; Language, Culture and Society; and Early Childhood Education. The Department offers an Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate Programs that result in a B.S. in Physics, Biology, or Mathematics and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in addition to qualification for secondary education teacher certification. C&I serves approximately 1500 students in residential and online degree and certificate programs. The Department embraces multiple research paradigms and values collaborative research that includes and transcends issues of K-12 education. 


Through this endowed professorship, we are seeking a colleague who will complement and enhance our existing commitment to research and practice and to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Faculty Working in STEM Education Areas: Education in the STEM fields is pursued in Curriculum and Instruction by faculty in Science Education, Mathematics Education and Engineering Education. The faculty investigate such phenomena as the intersections of computational literacy and scientific modeling; mathematical generalization when using technological tools; children’s spatial thinking and science practices in astronomy; use of mathematics knowledge in teaching; science as context for supporting emerging bilingual students’ learning; learners’ participation in authentic scientific discourse; science as a social and historical practice; engineering education for elementary and middle grades students; simulations and models to support geoscience learning; teaching of mathematical modeling; improv and rituals as tools for teacher education; and teacher learning of ambitious and equitable teaching practices. They partner with faculty in Learning, Design, and Technology; Astronomy; Mathematics; Geosciences; Statistics; Educational Psychology; and the Center for Science and the Schools to advance theory and practice in technology and teacher and learner experiences in STEM fields. Recent publications appear in Science Education, Educational Studies in Mathematics, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Journal of Science Teacher Education, Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, and Research in Science Education, as well as in books for Teachers College Press, Harvard University Press, and MIT Press. They regularly present their work at such conferences as National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Psychology of Mathematics Education, the International Conference on the Learning Sciences, and the American Educational Research Association. Working on projects with more than $82 million of external funding in the last ten years, they work closely with schools, districts, planetariums, and science centers. They also hold various leadership positions in the College.

Application Procedures: Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for and interest in the position, a current CV, and the names and contact information of at least three academic references. Applications received by February 20, 2020 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We will protect confidentiality of applicants. All application materials must be submitted electronically to https://psu.jobs/university_park/jobs/jobtype/academic. Search for “STEM Education.” For questions/clarification, please contact: Dr. Scott McDonald, Search Chair sum16@psu.edu.

  

Assistant/Associate Professor of Literacies Education (with a multiliteracies/learning sciences focus), Pennsylvania State University

Application deadline: Applications received by January 15, 2020 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Contact: Dr. Gail Boldt

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University seeks applications from individuals with scholarly interests and expertise in multiliteracies teaching and learning at the elementary or early childhood level. The position is a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank within the Language, Culture, and Society and/or Literacy and English Language Arts emphasis areas of Curriculum and Instruction. The faculty member will join and collaborate with an emerging Learning Sciences community in the College. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research addresses digital and/or multimodal production, design, and representations, including (but not limited to) children’s literacies in relation to out-of-school activity or discipline-specific practices. Applicants engaged in multiliteracies-focused teaching and learning research with a demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion are of interest. Candidates should be able to articulate how their scholarship relates to the Learning Sciences. The position offers opportunities to prepare pre-service teachers and provide leadership for literacy education and learning sciences. Faculty members normally teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in recruiting and mentoring graduate students interested in literacy, literacy education, multiliteracies, digital literacies, and/or the Learning Sciences and to develop and teach graduate courses relevant to multiliteracies and the Learning Sciences. The successful candidate must also be able to teach multiliteracies and writing within the Elementary and Early Childhood Education major. Beginning (Anticipated): Fall Semester, 2020.

Appointment Conditions:
This is a tenure-track, 36-week appointment with the possibility of supplementary summer appointments in research and/or teaching. The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more. Penn State and the College of Education is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Responsibilities: Develop and maintain a research program in multiliteracies related to the learning sciences with the potential for external funding; Teach undergraduate courses in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, including literacy courses for undergraduate Elementary and Early Childhood Education students; Supervise doctoral students in their programs and research and supervise graduate teaching assistants; Contribute to undergraduate and graduate programs through residential and online instruction; Provide service, outreach, and leadership to the University, educational institutions, agencies, professional organizations, and learned societies.

Required Qualifications:
An earned doctorate in literacies education or a related field by start date; Substantial graduate study in literacies education; Potential to develop and maintain a research agenda related to multiliteracies with attention to the learning sciences; Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; Willingness to teach residential and online courses in Elementary and Early Childhood Education and Curriculum and Instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and Potential for obtaining external funding, commensurate with experience.

Desirable Qualifications:
Graduate study in the learning sciences; Successful P-12 or colleague teaching experience; Experience teaching students in prekindergarten through grade 4 (PreK-4); Interest in design of learning environments or curriculum related to multiliteracies, especially for PreK-4 students or teachers; Experience facilitating professional learning of pre-service or practicing teachers; Interest or experience advising undergraduate or graduate student research; or Experience with use of digital technology in literacies education.

The Pennsylvania State University:
Penn State [http://www.psu.edu] is a comprehensive, multi-campus research university serving all regions of the Commonwealth, as well as the nation and the world in instruction, research, and service roles that require responsiveness to and support from society's public and private sectors. As a land-grant university, Penn State has responsibility for providing a wide array of programs in the professional and technical disciplines, as well as a balanced offering of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Penn State shares with other major research universities the traditional responsibilities to discover, develop, preserve, and disseminate knowledge. The University Park campus is located within State College, PA, which was recently ranked number 5 in a ranking of top college towns by the American Institute for Economic Research, and number 15 in a ranking of the safest college towns in America by Safewise. Located in a valley in the Appalachian Mountains, in Centre County, Pennsylvania, employment at Penn State offers incredible opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the central Pennsylvania outdoors combined with the culture, sports, and entertainment a large university community can bring, and is within drivable distance from New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC.

The College of Education:
The College of Education [http://www.ed.psu.edu] at Penn State offers resident programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, online graduate degrees and certificates, and an extensive outreach effort aimed at continuing professional development for educators at distant locations. The College`s research program is also extensive and College faculty members secured over $36.7 million in external support during the past three years from a wide range of national and state government agencies, private foundations, and corporations. The College`s location within a large, research oriented, land-grant university provides numerous opportunities for studying education from multidisciplinary perspectives in the context of a university-wide commitment to making life better for all citizens. The College houses four academic departments: Curriculum and Instruction; Education Policy Studies; Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education; and Learning and Performance Systems. The departments offer seven undergraduate majors to more than 2,250 students, and 11 graduate programs, under authority of the Graduate School, to nearly 1,000 students. Recent surveys rank the Penn State College of Education among the top colleges, schools, and departments of education in the United States. 


Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I):
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction includes undergraduate programs in Secondary Education with options in Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, and English; Middle Level Education with options in Mathematics, Social Studies, and English; Elementary and Early Childhood Education, and World Language Education. The graduate program in Curriculum and Instruction offers Ph.D., M.S., and M.Ed. programs with emphasis areas in Science Education; Mathematics Education; Curriculum and Supervision; Literacy and English Language Arts; Social Studies Education; Second Language Education; Language, Culture and Society; and Early Childhood Education. The Department offers an Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate Programs that result in a B.S. in Physics, Biology, or Mathematics and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in addition to qualification for secondary education teacher certification. C&I serves approximately 1500 students in residential and online degree and certificate programs. The Department embraces multiple research paradigms and values collaborative research that includes and transcends issues of K-12 education. Through this endowed professorship, we are seeking a colleague who will complement and enhance our existing commitment to research and practice and to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Application Procedures:
Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for and interest in the position, a current CV, and the names and contact information of at least three academic references. Applications received by January 15, 2020 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All application materials must be submitted electronically to https://psu.jobs/university_park/jobs/jobtype/academic. Search for “92766.” For questions/clarification, please contact: Dr. Gail Boldt (GBoldt@psu.edu) or Ashley Patterson (APatterson@psu.edu), Search Co-Chairs.

 

Tenure Track Position in Liberal Studies - Science Specialist, California Polytechnic State University

Start Date: Sept 10, 2020

ContactLola Berber-Jimenez

The Liberal Studies Department in the College of Science and Mathematics at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking to fill a full-time, academic year, tenure-track position in Science, beginning September 10, 2020. The mission of the Liberal Studies undergraduate degree is to provide a solid preparation in science, mathematics, language arts, social sciences, art, physical education/health, and human development for future elementary and middle school teachers. Appointment at the Assistant Professor rank is anticipated; higher ranks will be considered. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates must be committed to high-quality teaching, continuing scholarship, and university service. Successful candidates must be committed to high-quality undergraduate education and will be expected to develop and maintain an active undergraduate research program. Special areas of interest include physics, chemistry, biology, geology and/or STEM education in K-8 schools.

Successful candidates will be expected to do the following: 1) teach lower division science undergraduate courses for future teachers in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Geology and a capstone course in STEM education for the Liberal Studies Department, 2) take on a leadership role in advancing the department’s work in inclusivity, diversity, and social justice education, 3) engage in scholarly activities and grant development, 4) provide service to local, university, and professional communities, 5) collaborate with higher education and K-12 partners, 6) demonstrate strong commitments to effective teaching practices and professional growth, 7) and provide service within the University, to state and local education agencies, and to relevant professional organizations.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Doctorate in Science or Science Education;
Evidence of or potential for excellence in teaching science and STEM education courses for future teachers;
Evidence of or potential for an active research agenda;
Evidence of experience with community partnerships and programs with schools or education-related organizations;
Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Teaching experience in K-8 classrooms or K-12 STEM education programs;
Teaching credential;
Evidence of scholarly expertise in social justice education and culturally sustaining pedagogy;
Experience teaching culturally and linguistically diverse student populations;
Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into instruction including web-assisted and other teaching and learning models.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

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.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Liberal Studies Department at Cal Poly has approximately eight full and part-time lecturers, one administrative staff, and four hundred Liberal Studies majors. The mission of Liberal Studies is to ensure that students are prepared to enter a credential program and teach competently and professionally each of the seven content areas in the California-mandated curriculum (K-8). These include language arts, mathematics, science, history/social sciences, visual and performing arts, health/physical education and human development. Liberal Studies provides the educational experience and preparation best suited for the prospective elementary teacher. Faculty from the following disciplines help to offer the required curriculum in the major: Biological Sciences, English, Ethnic Studies, History, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Physics, Psychology and Child Development, Social Sciences, Statistics, Theatre, and Education. As a comprehensive polytechnic university, we are in a unique position to develop depth and expertise that could be applicable to all academic subjects. We value our collaborative and transdisciplinary structure to help develop multiple application opportunities for our students in our community, and advance the department’s work in inclusivity, diversity, and social justice education. More information is available at https://liberalstudies.calpoly.edu/.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae, (3) teaching philosophy statement, (4) research statement, (5) diversity statement, (6) a copy of unofficial undergraduate transcript(s) as one document, (7) a copy of unofficial graduate transcript(s) as one document, and as needed (8) attach other supporting documents as one file. These documents are not accepted in hard copy format. Examples of other supporting documents include samples of scholarly writing, syllabi for courses taught at the university level and/or student evaluations for a higher education course. If student evaluations are not available, please be sure that one of your three professional references can address your teaching abilities. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application.

Review of complete applications will begin January 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. For questions, please contact Lola Berber-Jimenez at lberberj@calpoly.edu.

 

Tenure Track Position in Liberal Studies - Social Foundations of Education, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

Start date: September 10, 2020

Contact: Lola Berber-Jimenez

The Liberal Studies Department in the College of Science and Mathematics at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking to fill a full-time, academic year, tenure-track position in Social Foundations of Education, beginning September 10, 2020. The mission of the Liberal Studies undergraduate degree is to provide a solid preparation in science, mathematics, language arts, social sciences, art, physical education/health, and human development for future elementary and middle school teachers. Appointment at the Assistant Professor rank is anticipated; higher ranks will be considered. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates must be committed to high-quality teaching, continuing scholarship, and university service. Successful candidates must be committed to high-quality undergraduate education and will be expected to develop and maintain an active undergraduate research program. Special areas of interest include social foundations, social justice education, and diversity and inclusion in K-8 schools.

The successful candidate will be expected to do the following: 1) teach social foundations of education to future elementary school teachers in the Liberal Studies Department, 2) take on a leadership role in advancing the department’s work in inclusivity, diversity, and social justice education, 3) engage in scholarly activities and grant development; provide service to local, university, and professional communities, 4) collaborate with higher education and K-12 partners, 5) demonstrate strong commitments to effective teaching practices and professional growth, 6) and provide service within the University, to state and local education agencies, and to relevant professional organizations.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Doctorate in Elementary Education, Social Sciences, Humanities, Educational Leadership, or a related field;
Evidence of or potential excellence in teaching pre-service elementary teachers;
Evidence of or potential for an active research agenda;
Commitment to social justice education;
Comfortable teaching a variety of courses for future elementary school teachers, including social foundations in education, introductory courses, career advancement for educators, and other Liberal Studies courses;
Experience in guiding students’ research papers and writing;
Evidence of experience with community partnerships and programs with schools or education-related organizations;
Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Teaching experience at the K-8 level with diverse populations of students;
Teaching credential;
K-12 school administration and leadership;
Evidence of scholarly expertise in social justice education and culturally sustaining pedagogy;
Experience teaching culturally and linguistically diverse student populations;
Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into instruction including web-assisted and other teaching and learning models.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

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.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Liberal Studies Department at Cal Poly has approximately eight full and part-time lecturers, one administrative staff, and four hundred Liberal Studies majors. The mission of Liberal Studies is to ensure that students are prepared to enter a credential program and teach competently and professionally each of the seven content areas in the California-mandated curriculum (K-8). These include language arts, mathematics, science, history/social sciences, visual and performing arts, health/physical education and human development. Liberal Studies provides the educational experience and preparation best suited for the prospective elementary teacher. Faculty from the following disciplines help to offer the required curriculum in the major: Biological Sciences, English, Ethnic Studies, History, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Physics, Psychology and Child Development, Social Sciences, Statistics, Theatre, and Education. As a comprehensive polytechnic university, we are in a unique position to develop depth and expertise that could be applicable to all academic subjects. We value our collaborative and transdisciplinary structure to help develop multiple application opportunities for our students in our community, and advance the department’s work in inclusivity, diversity, and social justice education. More information is available at https://liberalstudies.calpoly.edu/.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae, (3) teaching philosophy statement, (4) research statement, (5) diversity statement, (6) a copy of unofficial undergraduate transcript(s) as one document, (7) a copy of unofficial graduate transcript(s) as one document, and as needed (8) attach other supporting documents as one file. These documents are not accepted in hard copy format. Examples of other supporting documents include samples of scholarly writing, syllabi for courses taught at the university level and/or student evaluations for a higher education course. If student evaluations are not available, please be sure that one of your three professional references can address your teaching abilities. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application.

Review of complete applications will begin January 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. For questions, please contact Lola Berber-Jimenez at lberberj@calpoly.edu.

  

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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