Summary of Duties: The Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at Washington State University Pullman campus seeks applicants with experience and interest in science education. The candidate will have an earned doctorate in science education, a science discipline, learning sciences, or a related field with an emphasis in science education and a demonstrated commitment to scholarly activity. The College of Education seeks applicants with a demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies in a global environment. Responsibilities include conduct scholarly research in science education; pursue external funding to support research agenda; advise/mentor undergraduate and graduate students; develop and maintain partnerships in STEM education; teach undergraduate science methods courses and/or graduate science education courses; and engage in service activities at a variety of levels.
Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in science education, a science discipline, or the learning sciences or related field with an emphasis in science education before date of hire; Demonstrated scholarly record; Ability to write grant proposals and procure and manage large external grants; Knowledge of K-16 science education in either formal or informal contexts; Ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.