Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Earth Science Education

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December 17, 2011

Job: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Earth Science Education Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University Department of Geology and Environmental invites applications for an anticipated tenure-track position in Earth Science Education. The position, which will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, will be a joint appointment with the Center for Secondary Science and Math Education (CSSME) and form part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences teacher education program (initial certification and professional development in teacher education). The anticipated starting date is August, 2012. Both teacher certification credentials and a PhD in geology or associated science are required at the time of appointment. Teaching duties will include graduate and undergraduate courses in geoscience and in earth science teacher education, including geological field capability. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a nationally recognized and externally funded research program in geology and/or earth science education and to work with faculty across disciplines to move NIU to a position of national leadership in science education.

For additional information about the department, its faculty, and the position see www.niu.edu/geology. Applications including CV, statement of teaching and research interests, and names of three references should be submitted to Dr. Paul Stoddard, Department of Geology & Environmental Geosciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115 ( teachgeology@niu.edu ). Preference will be given to applications received by January 30, 2012. NIU is an AA/EEO Institution that values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students; we strongly encourage applications from a diverse field of candidates including women and minorities. A state-mandated pre-employment criminal background investigation is required.

Requirements
Both teacher certification credentials and a PhD in geology or associated science are required at the time of appointment.

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