Assistant Professor, STEM Education

Employer
Florida Gulf Coast University
Location
Main Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Summary

As the Assistant Professor, STEM Education you will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, be involved in course and curriculum development; engage in productive research and grant seeking activities; work effectively with diverse populations of students, colleagues, and members of the community at large; and serve on dissertation committees. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus, at off-campus sites within our region, or online. The Assistant Professor, STEM Education may be asked to coordinate an academic program.

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Must value and perform continued scholarship and service to the college and the university.
  • Teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of Science Education and/or Mathematics Education, as well as instructional methods.
  • Supervises student teachers, advises students, and conducts research.
  • Collaborates both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning.
  • Works with partners and teacher candidates in Professional Development Schools.
  • Engages in active service to the department, college, and University and maintains an active agenda of scholarly activities according to Boyer’s principles of scholarly research, and service to community, college, university and department.
  • Assists in recruiting and retention of students.
  • Participates in accreditation activities and assists with program evaluation and accreditation tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications

  • Earned Doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Science Education, Mathematics Education, or a closely related field (e.g. curriculum & instruction) with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in science education or mathematics education from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation.
  • ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7, 2022. If successful candidate is still ABD upon hire, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract (doctorate must be completed in one year).
  • A demonstrated track record of research and publications equivalent to the expectation of an assistant professor rank.
  • Minimum three years of experience in teaching science and/or mathematics in PK-12 schools/or relevant teacher education experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in teaching undergraduate Science and/or Mathematics method courses in teacher preparation programs.
  • Cultural competence and humility including a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Five years of teaching experience in PK-12 schools in the United States or USA school located overseas; or teacher certification, that has been conferred within the past 5 years.
  • Experience in working with education interns.
  • Understanding of and experience in implementing state and national standards.
  • Proficiency in the use of technology for record keeping and instructional purposes.
  • Experience in securing research grants and/or grant seeking activities.
  • Experience or interest in collaborating on creating/leading professional development activities for teachers.
  • Willingness to work with stakeholders across campus on STEM community outreach.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of major concepts, assumptions, debates, processes of inquiry, and ways of knowing that are central to the discipline(s).
  • Knowledge of common misconceptions in learning the science and/or mathematics concepts and how to guide learners to accurate conceptual understanding.
  • Understanding how to use digital and interactive technologies for efficiently and effectively achieving specific learning goals.
  • Understanding how current interdisciplinary themes (e.g., civic literacy, health literacy, global awareness) connect to the core science and/or mathematics education subject areas.
  • Knowledge of critical thinking processes and understanding how to help learners develop high level questioning skills.
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of inquiry-based instructional models and strategies.
  • Experience or commitment to the use of technology in various teaching modalities (e.g. Face-to-face, synchronous online or asynchronous online).
  • Interest in collaborating with stakeholders both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning.
  • Knowledge of educational best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion, such as culturally responsive and relevant teaching.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Appointment will be made on a 9-month multi-year appointment basis available August 2022.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore, all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

Required Application Materials:

  • Unofficial Transcripts- include transcripts for all degrees earned
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of experience in research or scholarship as it fits discipline
  • Five (5) Professional References

Additional Required Materials (the application will ask you to upload any additional required documents from the job posting.) The following are the additional that should be uploaded in that section:

  • Two (2) writing samples (e.g. published journal articles and book chapters)

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

The position is listed as “open until filled”, however applications received by March 25, 2022 will receive priority consideration.

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