Auburn University - College of Sciences and Mathematics
Tenure-Track Position in Discipline-Based Education Research
The College of Sciences and Mathematics at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month position at the level of Assistant Professor, with research interests in the area of discipline-based education research. The home department of the successful candidate will be in one of COSAM's participating departments (Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Physics), according to the background of the candidate. The successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded DBER program and collaborate with a growing cohort of researchers within the college on studying/transforming STEM higher education through basic and applied research methods and their assessment. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, innovation of evidence-based, active-learning course development/delivery, and efficacy of student-led teaching methods in the learning process within the STEM classroom/lab. Duties also will include teaching in the home department at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervising graduate research.
A Ph.D. in one of the science disciplines of the above participating departments, a record of scholarly accomplishments in science education research, and at least one year of research/teaching experience beyond the Ph.D. are required. The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States on the date the appointment is scheduled to begin (August 2017) and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal communications skills.
Auburn University is one of the nation's premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In the 2016 edition of the U.S. News & World Report ratings of undergraduate programs, it was ranked 48th among public universities. Auburn is an institution that is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence offering Bachelor's, First Professional, Master's, Educational Specialist, and Doctor's degrees. Its fall 2016 enrollment of 28,290 students includes 22,658 undergraduates, and 5,632 graduate students. There are 1,209 full-time instructional faculty members distributed across nine Colleges and three Schools, with degrees offered in more than 200 academic programs. A large and dynamic STEM program exists at Auburn, with close to 50% of total student instruction being based within STEM departments and subdisciplines.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a detailed 2 to 3-page statement of the research plan, a 2-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of at least three references when submitted electronically at https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/1954. Review of applications will begin 15 December 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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