Assistant Professor Science Education - Washington State University in Spokane Washington

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Washington State University

Spokane, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Department of Teaching and Learning at Washington State University invites applications for a permanent, full-time tenure-track science education faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level for the new WSU Spokane Health Science STEM Education Research (HS-STEM-ER) Center. The HS-STEM-ER Center, which is currently in development, is grounded in well-established relationships with regional K-12 schools and higher education institutions. We seek creative and collaborative scholars with established scholarly records to help define and carry out the Center research agenda and related outreach and professional development efforts, as well as contributing to a growing Mathematics and Science Education graduate and undergraduate program. Based on scholarly record, this faculty member will be considered for a Boeing Science Education Professorship.

Washington State University is a land-grant doctoral/research institution with faculty and programs on four campuses. WSU Spokane is an entrepreneurial urban campus focused on health science education. The WSU Spokane campus, which lies at the heart of a developing University District and at a premier location along the Spokane River, houses both WSU Spokane and Eastern Washington University programs. The mission of the WSU Spokane HS-STEM-ER Center is to guide excellence in health science STEM education research, teaching, and learning at WSU, the state, and beyond by supporting health science STEM education research and related outreach programs and professional activity.

• Conduct scholarly research on science education and/or STEM pipeline-related topics.
• Solicit external funding to support the research, outreach, and professional development goals of the HS-STEM-ER Center.
• Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in science education and STEM education and mentor graduate students in science and mathematics education.
• Participate in an interdisciplinary statewide WSU team committed to effective graduate and undergraduate teacher education through teaching, mentoring, and service.
• Contribute to the HS-STEM-ER Center’s collaborative planning and efforts.
• Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with professionals in K-12 schools, regional universities, and community agencies.
• Initiate and participate in STEM, health science, and/or science education at the local, state, and national levels.

Required Qualifications

• Earned doctorate in science education or a related field by the date of hire.
• Established record of scholarship including publications in widely recognized journals with a focus on important and timely issues in STEM and/or science education.
• Demonstrated record of obtaining or potential to obtain external funding.
• Demonstrated understanding of connections between the Next Generation Science Standards and STEM including the integrated nature of STEM education.
• Strong collaboration skills.
• Knowledge of effective pedagogy.
• To qualify at the associate professor level, applicants must have a demonstrated and consistent record of publishing in nationally and internationally recognized journals over at least 5 years, obtaining and/or collaborating on externally-funded projects, and initiating and leading collaborative work with K-12 and higher education partners.

Preferred Qualifications

• Practical knowledge of K-12 teaching or learning.
• Demonstrated record of teaching and mentoring college students.
• Demonstrated record of initiating and leading collaborations including but not limited to any of the following groups: K-12 schools, community college systems, university peers, community agencies.
• Demonstrated record in interdisciplinary STEM collaboration.
• Familiarity with the STEM education research literature, particularly at the K-12 level, and ability to connect it to the pursuit of health science careers.
• Demonstrated record of cultural competence in research, teaching, and service.

Monthly Salary

Competitive and commensurate with qualifications

Additional Information

Screening will begin on December 14, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications, two samples of scholarly work (under the “Publication 1” and “Publication 2” document), graduate transcripts (under the “Other” document), and a current comprehensive curriculum vita, the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references, and be prepared to obtain an additional three letters of recommendation upon request. For additional information, contact Naomi Proett at

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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