Tenure-Track Faculty Searches in Science and Mathematics Education, University of South Florida

published Nov 30, 2012 11:53am

The University of South Florida, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (SNSM) in the College of Arts and Sciences, is searching for four tenure-track faculty positions in Science and Mathematics Education.

SNSM at USF invites applications for four tenure-track faculty positions in discipline-specific education research to expand and synergistically strengthen ongoing efforts in the School's Science Education research cluster. Current research areas include assessment of student learning and attitudes, evaluation of large-scale curricular change, psychometrics, investigation of problem-solving and metacognition, quantitative literacy and research-based curriculum design and implementation. Each of these faculty positions will have a tenure home in one of six constituent departments in SNSM including Cell Biology, Microbiology & Molecular Biology; Chemistry; Geology; Integrative Biology; Mathematics and Physics. Joint appointments with two departments will be considered for applicants with interdisciplinary expertise. These positions are at the Assistant Professor level, but an Associate Professor appointment may be considered commensurate with qualifications and experience, and based on the availability of funding. Applicants will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program in the area of science education research.

The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has 120 full-time faculty members with external research funding of $47M. Further information regarding SNSM is available at http://sciences.cas.usf.edu. The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF ranks 50th in the nation for federal expenditures in research and total expenditures in research among all U.S. universities, public or private, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving more than 47,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.

Application information: Applicants should use the Online Application Link given below to submit their letter of application, curriculum vita and publication record, a completed teaching and research questionnaire. The application letter should describe the relevance of the proposed research and teaching plan to national efforts in science education and indicate the desired departmental affiliation/affiliations for tenure. All applications completed by January 4, 2013 will be given full consideration, although the search will continue until the positions are filled. The applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to:

Charles Connor, Interim Associate Dean
Office of Research and Scholarship
College of Arts and Sciences
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CIS1040
Tampa, FL 33620

Online Application Link: [http://www.usf.edu/about-usf/work-at-usf.aspx]

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