Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Job description

Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Job no: 607189
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Teacher Education 10014815
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Tenure System Faculty, Education/Training, Non-Union
Position Summary

The Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks a tenure-system faculty scholar at the assistant professor rank in science education as part of ongoing priority initiatives in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. MSU is committed to strategically increasing its capacity to provide national and international leadership in science education by building on our department’s long-standing record of excellence in research, teacher education, graduate education, policy, and curriculum development. As such, the applicant should be able to contribute to research, teaching, and service in science education or science teacher education. We are open to a broad range of focal areas of research relevant to science education, with a particular interest in scholars who specialize in one or more of these areas: equity and social justice, innovative field-based teacher preparation, the bridging of in- and out-of-school learning experiences, computational thinking, and research-practice partnerships.

The individual who assumes this position will conduct research; seek external funding; teach undergraduate, masters, and doctoral courses in all modalities (e.g., face to face, online, hybrid); participate in the doctoral program in science education and teacher education; and continue to build capacity focused on the department’s Core Principles Statement. Additional duties will vary depending upon university and academic unit needs, as well as the candidate’s experience and interests. There will be opportunities to collaborate with other faculty members in ongoing projects within the College of Education, the CREATE for STEM Institute, the College of Natural Science, across the university, and in the K-12 community.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Applicants should provide evidence of scholarly accomplishment in research, teaching, and service. The successful applicant will be expected to seek external research funding and develop research collaborations within and beyond the department. Applicants should have an earned doctoral degree by August 2020 in science education or a related field.

Desired Qualifications

Experience teaching in a science related area.

Required Application Materials

Interested candidates should submit a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, three examples of scholarship, and names and contact information of three references to:, posting number 607189. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Visit our department website ( for more information.

Special Instructions

In their statement of interest, applicants should provide information about the following: a) area(s) of expertise in science education; b) record of, or potential for, significant accomplishments in science education research on one or more of the topics listed in the first paragraph of this description; c) experience or interest in working with prospective and practicing elementary or secondary teachers in linguistically, culturally and economically diverse settings; d) record of, or potential for, obtaining and leading funded research projects; e) experience in the research and pedagogical development of doctoral students in science education; f) ability to collaborate with faculty to contribute to existing strengths and initiatives in the Department.

We invite inquiries from potentially interested candidates to any of the search committee members:

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Sep 10, 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Sep 9, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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Posted: 9/11/2019
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