Assistant Professor of Biology Education
- Governors State University
- University Park, IL
- Faculty Jobs
- Education, Teacher Education, Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Life Sciences
- Position Type
- Tenured & Tenure-Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Faculty, Tenure TrackClassification Title:
Faculty, Tenure-trackPosition's Functional Title:
Assistant Professor of Biology EducationPosition Start Date:
Governors State University College of Arts and Sciences announces a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Secondary Biology Education beginning as early as the Spring 2023 semester. The Division of Science, Mathematics and Technology offers undergraduate majors and minors, graduate degrees, and post-baccalaureate and graduate certificates. The successful candidate will join a dynamic faculty, working collaboratively between the education and science programs.As a Minority Serving Institution we seek candidates with outstanding teaching skills, interest in advising non-traditional and diverse student populations, evidence of potential scholarship consistent with tenure-track expectations, and professional service via projects, committees or other leadership roles.This full-time position will have the following responsibilities:
- teach secondary science (biology and chemistry) methods courses;
- assist with secondary education field experiences (Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, and Social Sciences):
- maintain and/or establish district partnerships;
- place candidates for early field experiences;
- observe micro-teaching lessons;
- supervise Secondary Science student teachers;
- teach introductory biology or chemistry courses and/or labs.
1. Ph.D. in Biology, OR a Ph.D./Ed.D. in Education; all degree requirements must be completed by December 31, 2022.2. Hold a secondary teacher license and have a subfield or extensive training and experience in teacher education.3. Ability to teach undergraduate courses in Biology and Secondary or Middle School Science teaching methods.4. Evidence of advanced knowledge in educational technology, curriculum design, and best instructional practices for teaching diverse learners5. Demonstrated knowledge of teaching reading in the content area, social emotional learning, and teaching English language learners6. Evidence of proficiency in teaching ability.7. Evidence of potential for strong record of scholarship.Preferred Qualifications:
1. M.A. in Education (if Ph.D. in Biology) or M.S. in Biology (if Ph.D./Ed.D. in Education)2. Experience with non-traditional, first-generation, and/or traditionally underrepresented student populations.3. Experience teaching undergraduate courses in Biology and Secondary or Middle School teaching methods,4. Familiarity with the Council for Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and edTPA or similar performance assessment(s).5. Experience with teaching online courses.6. Demonstrated record of scholarship through publication and conference presentations.7. Demonstrated ability to infuse course content with scholarship related to underrepresented and marginalized groups.Posting Date:
10/27/2022Open Until Filled:
FA0495PType of Search:
ExternalQuicklink for Posting:
https://employment.govst.edu/postings/7386Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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