The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa invites applications for an academic-year tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor in the Science Education program. The position will begin August 18, 2021.
We seek individuals with evidence of significant professional promise or accomplishment in research that impacts science education. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain a robust program of empirical research; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in science education; and advise MA, and PhD students. We seek applicants who are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in education.
Major responsibilities include: conducting an active program or research and building a scholarly research agenda in education; design and teach undergraduate/graduate courses in teacher education and the Department of Teaching and Learning; and advise MA, and PhD students. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to pursue and secure external funding; contribute to national and international scholarship; be involved with local, state, and national activities that support the practice of science education; and participate in service to the program, department, college, and university. Faculty are required to engage in at least 4 hours a semester of collaboration with teachers in contributing to instruction in K12 classrooms.
Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent start-up package, benefits, and research support.
Academic year (9 month) tenure-track appointment beginning August 18, 2021.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
About the Department and Science Education
The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa has 40 faculty members and over 800 students. It includes nine teacher education programs and four doctoral programs. The Science Education program area includes degrees at the BA, BS, MAT, MS, and PhD levels as well as an online MS in STEM Education. Courses are taught for elementary and secondary teacher education in these content areas. These courses include learning abroad opportunities as well as field experiences in schools and through place-based learning trips. Science faculty regularly apply for and receive grants from external funding sources, such as NSF, NASA, and CGRER and conduct professional development for in-service teachers in innovations in science education
About the College
The College of Education offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation. Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders, scholars, and innovators in their fields. Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning
About the University and Surrounding Community
The University of Iowa (UI ) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909. UI ranks #34 among the nation's 629 public universities ( U. S. News & World Report ). More than 32,500 students earn bachelor's, graduate, and professional degrees from UI's 11 colleges.
UI is located in Iowa City , a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities. With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds. Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools , historic neighborhoods, and a lively downtown. Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world. The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.