Assistant Professor of Education

Job description

Working Title: Assistant Professor of Education

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Curry School of Education

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Summary:
The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia is seeking applicants for a non-tenure track research faculty member in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education at the rank of Assistant Professor. Incumbent works with current faculty on an NSF-funded research grant entitled, "A Study of a Technology-enhanced Curriculum Integrating Science, Engineering Design, and Computational Modeling to Achieve Synergistic Learning with Elementary Students." The grant develops, implements, and researches curricula and assessments based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), integrating science, engineering, and computational modeling activities in upper elementary school settings. Design-based research focuses on supporting student learning and teacher professional development. Incumbent provides expertise in implementing NGSS-based instruction in elementary classroom settings and creating NGSS-based professional development. In addition to aiding with the current externally funded project, the faculty member is expected to pursue additional sponsored research in STEM education. The incumbent collaborates with other faculty within Curry and across the university. This research faculty appointment is contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

A doctorate in science education, learning sciences or a related field is required. Three years of post-doctoral or equivalent educational research experience is required, preferably in implementing NGSS-based classroom research. Experience with data management, leading data collection, and supervision of research staff and student assistants are required. Also required is experience conducting mixed methods research in classroom settings and a record of scientific scholarship and publishing within the field of science education. Preference will be given to candidates with experience as a practicing teacher or teacher educator at the elementary level preferred. A demonstrated commitment to promote diversity and inclusivity in the department, school and university and a commitment to advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups are essential.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0623336. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and contact information for three references. Applicant screening begins June 18, 2018 and the position will remain open to applications until filled.

Charlottesville and central Virginia offer a distinctive community for both personal and professional activities. Charlottesville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is consistently listed among the top cities in national rankings of the most desirable places to live. It offers a thriving community, highlighted by regular literary, film, musical, theatrical, and historical festivals. For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit

For questions about the position or application process, please contact Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at [email protected]

The Curry School of Education and the University of Virginia are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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Posted: 5/26/2018
Application Due: 7/4/2018
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