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Clinical Assistant Professor of Science Education, Wheelock College of Education and Human Deve...

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Science Education, Wheelock College of Education and Human Development

Tracking Code23599932820922Job Description

The Department of Teaching and Learning within the Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development invites applications for a full-time position as Clinical Assistant Professor in Science Education to start on July 1, 2024.

We seek candidates whose work expands the methodological and/or theoretical perspectives of the Science Education program, with a focus on the teaching, learning, or curriculum of elementary and secondary science and engineering education. The successful candidate will have experience teaching secondary education level science and will be able to teach science methods and practicum courses in the Science Education graduate program, as well as STEM education courses in the Education and Human Development undergraduate major. Further, they will demonstrate a background in research, and the interest to develop a research agenda related to the preparation of teachers. They will also demonstrate an active engagement in professional organizations.

The Science Education program area is one of nine program areas in the Teaching and Learning Department, one of four departments in the College. Faculty members at Wheelock teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses, advise students, and provide service to the college, university, and profession. We are seeking colleagues who collaborate with faculty across the College and University, as well as serve as a mentor for graduate students in the broader Department/College Science Education program. Additionally, in line with the BU Wheelock Guidestar, the clinical faculty member will be expected to participate in program and course development that will attract and retain a diverse student body, and broadens the coursework and scope of the programs to meet the goals of Wheelock’s strategic plan.

The faculty in the Teaching and Learning Department believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is of great importance to the distinction and excellence of our academic programs and our research. To that end, we are especially eager to welcome a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. Competitive candidates will demonstrate a background of engaged and collaborative scholarship, practice, and teaching that reflects a strong commitment to ensuring equity, diversity, and belonging.

Boston University is a highly-ranked international and national research university, committed to educating its 36,000 students from more than 130 countries to be reflective, resourceful individuals ready to live, adapt, and lead in an interconnected world. Boston University is committed to generating new knowledge that benefits society. Recently, BU has made strong investments in launching the Center for Anti-Racist Research and a new interdisciplinary data center to build capacity for using AI and Machine learning.


  • Teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses related to science education, especially science education for teachers.
  • Supervise graduate students in teaching practicum placements.
  • Mentor students (undergraduate and graduate) in science education research.
  • Disseminate research findings to science teacher educators and educators in K-12 schools through written publications and meetings of local and national education associations.
  • Be an engaged citizen in providing service to the department, college/university, professional organizations and the profession.

This position begins 07/01/2024. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Required Skills

Required Qualifications

  • D. or Ed.D. in Science Education or related field.
  • Minimum three to five years of experience in Science Education (at any level).
  • Experience conducting and disseminating education research.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching and supervision experience in higher education.
  • Experience as a mentor of graduate and undergraduate students in science education.
  • Experience in PreK-12 settings.


Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, a teaching and research statement, a commitment to diversity statement, and 3 publications or writing samples. Applications should be submitted electronically:

Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Eleonora Villegas-Reimers,

BU conducts a background check on all final candidates for certain faculty and staff positions. The background check includes contacting the final candidate’s current and previous employer(s) to ask whether, in the last seven years, there has been a substantiated finding of misconduct violating that employer’s applicable sexual misconduct policies. To implement this process, the University requires a final candidate to complete and sign the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” after execution of an offer letter.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Job LocationBoston, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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