The School of Education and Counseling is seeking applicants for a full-time, Associate Professor position with expertise in Science Education beginning August 12, 2019, for the Thomas Ray Crowel Endowed Professorship in Science and Technology Education.
The School of Education and Counseling programs are accredited by the State of Indiana, and nationally accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The Counseling Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling programs are accredited through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Purdue University Northwest (PNW), part of the internationally respected Purdue University system, offers world-class educational opportunities at an excellent value on two culturally diverse, student-centered campuses located in Northwest Indiana and within easy driving distance of Chicago, Illinois. PNW is the fifth largest public university in Indiana.
Adding to the unique character of the institution is a richly diverse student body including more than seven percent international students and offering nearly 70 programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. The institution has distinguished itself with opportunities for experiential learning, undergraduate research and one-to-one relationships between students and faculty.
Engaging in research, publications, and conference presentations, grant proposal development and funding.
Teaching Science Methods courses for education programs at PNW.
Collaborating with faculty within and outside of the School of Education and Counseling on scholarly activities related to STEM and teacher education.
Leadership in the secondary education program area including teacher preparation programs and initiatives.
Engaging school districts, schools, and educators in the development and provision of innovative approaches to STEM education.
The successful candidate must hold an earned doctorate in Science Education or related field from an accredited institution. Required Experience:
At least 3 academic years of successful secondary science and/or technology teaching experience (grades 7-12) with learners from culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Evidence of the ability to develop and write grants to obtain external funding. Experience in the delivery and management of K-12 STEM professional development.
Evidence of ability to conduct scholarly activity in STEM and/or teacher education. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Individuals with any the following background are strongly encouraged to apply:
In addition to a doctorate - equivalent coursework sufficient to acquire a Masters in one of these disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physics, Engineering, or Technology (or related field). Successful teaching practice in the fields of STEM and/or teacher education at the undergraduate level. Active involvement in state and national science teacher education associations, such as the National Science Teachers Association and the Association for Science Teacher Education.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants should submit the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a research statement; and 5) a list of at least three professional references.
For inquiries, please contact the School of Education and Counseling; Purdue University Northwest; 2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323; Phone: 219.989.2294; Electronic Applications preferred - E-mail: SOEC@pnw.edu. Dr. LaVada Brandon serves as Search Committee Chair.
Purdue University Northwest offers an attractive salary and an excellent benefits package. For information regarding our excellent benefits package, please visit: www.purdue.edu/benefits
Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check.
Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.