Department Chair and Associate/Full Professor Position Department of Science Education / College of Natural Sciences

California State University, Chico in California

Deadline October 31, 2014
Date Posted August 15, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time


California State University, Chico

Department Chair and Associate/Full Professor Position Department of Science Education / College of Natural Sciences

The Position: The College of Natural Sciences at California State University, Chico is seeking a visionary and collaborative department chair and faculty member in the Department of Science Education. The candidate should be strongly committed to establishing a national model for science education; building university, school and community partnerships in science education, and dedicated to student success. This position is a .50 timebase academic-year chair, with a renewable 3-year appointment, and .50 academic year faculty teaching appointment. Position is contingent on funding. As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University's Strategic Priorities-http://www.csuchico.edu/vpaa/wasc/StrategicPrior/.

Minimum Qualifications: The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is an Ed.D. (or Ph.D.) in Science Education with extensive experience in science (e.g. master’s or undergraduate degree in a science discipline) or a doctorate (Ph.D.) in geosciences or physics and extensive experience in science education (e.g. master’s in education or science education).

Candidate must also show evidence of administrative leadership, superior quality teaching, a commitment to working with preservice and inservice teachers, and proven excellence in education research, publishing, external funding, or other scholarly activities in science education.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s in geosciences or physics; experience teaching middle or high school; experience mentoring future single subject science teachers; demonstrated leadership in design, implementation, and assessment of teacher professional development programs.

Responsibilities: This chair and tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of overseeing all administrative, programmatic, and assessment functions; developing new courses and programs for advising, recruiting, and supporting future middle and high school science teachers; bringing cohesion and vision to the many science education related professional development and outreach efforts that faculty in the College of Natural Sciences engage in; representing the Department and advocating for its needs at multiple venues locally, regionally, and nationally; mentoring faculty members; engaging in fundraising and grant writing to support these efforts; teaching science courses for undergraduates and preservice K-12 teachers in a manner that exemplifies best practices in science education. (Responsibilities do NOT include supervision of student teachers.)

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

The Department: The Department of Science Education at CSU, Chico was established in 2007. In that brief time, the department has established a model of excellence in science teacher education in California. Faculty in the department have been awarded over $4 million in grant funding; redesigned the course sequence for future elementary teachers; developed a new majors program for future middle school science teachers, outdoor educators, and museum educators (with 38 majors and growing); cultivated a cross-disciplinary community of researchers engaged in discipline based education research; developed strong partnerships with the Gateway Science Museum and the Center for Math and Science Education; diversified our teacher professional development efforts; and expanded our early practicum experiences for future teachers. For more information, visit http://www.csuchico.edu/sced/

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on August 30, 2014 and close on October 31, 2014. Applications received after the closing day may be considered.

How to Apply: All applicants must complete (1) the Application for Academic Employment Form, which is available on-line at http://www.csuchico.edu/faaf/documents/FacultyEmploymentApplication.pdf and be submitted with (2) a detailed cover letter describing background and interest in joining the department, (3) a full curriculum vitae or resume, (4) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, (5) a one-page statement addressing expertise in fulfilling one or more of the job responsibilities, (6) three letters of recommendation, and (7) complete set of transcripts, to:

Dr. Julie Monet, Search Committee Chair
Department of Science Education
California State University,
Chico Chico, CA 95929-0535
SCED@csuchico.edu

An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the Chico State University Police Department (530-898-5555) or by accessing the following website: www.csuchico.edu/up/clery_report.shtml Candidates are subject to a criminal records check. For disability related accommodations please call ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

CSU, Chico is an EOE/Minority/Females/Vet/Disability and only employs individuals authorized to work in the U.S. 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.




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