University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
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Assistant Professor of Secondary Science Education

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (Pitt-Johnstown) invites applications for a tenure  position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Education Division beginning August 2013.

Responsibilities:  Developing and teaching middle and secondary level science methods courses, in addition to teaching one or two STEM related courses in an interdisciplinary fashion with other University Divisions, and other education courses as needed; supervising field and clinical experiences; assist with coordinating the Middle Level and Secondary Science Education programs for PA teaching certification; advising undergraduate students; collaborating with stakeholders; upholding the mission and goals of the Education Division.


Doctorate in Science Education or a related field; a minimum of three years teaching experience at the middle or secondary level; and a background of instruction for exceptional learners or second language acquisition (ESOL/Bilingual), or interdisciplinary STEM is preferred. A strong commitment to working with local schools and effective teaching and or supervision experience at the college level is highly desirable. Successful applicants will be individuals who are prepared to assist with program coordination and assessment for undergraduate teacher preparation. The candidate must demonstrate the potential for instructional effectiveness, student advisement, innovation, and collaboration. Successful candidates must also demonstrate the potential to engage in professional development, programmatic research, and publication in peer-reviewed journals. ABD applicants will be considered with expectation of doctoral degree completion by September 2013.

Application Deadline: 
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2013 and will continue until position is filled.

To apply, interested candidates should submit the following materials:
• letter of application
• current curriculum vita
• evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations, observation reports, etc.)
• statement of professional development goals and/or research agenda
• evidence of current scholarship/professional development
• official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (copies accepted initially)
• three current reference contacts (3 original letters for finalists)
• statement indicating eligibility to work in the United States

Send materials to:
Dr. Mark Previte, Chair, Science Education Search Committee 
148A Biddle Hall
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
450 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, PA 15904

Pitt-Johnstown is a comprehensive four-year undergraduate campus of the University of Pittsburgh system, located 70 miles east of Pittsburgh on a beautiful 650-acre site in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.  The college community includes approximately 3,000 undergraduate students and 145 full-time faculty members distributed through six academic divisions.  These divisions include Education, Engineering Technology, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Social Sciences.  Each division offers four-year undergraduate bachelor degree programs.  The Division of Education enrolls over 400 students 11 certification programs:  Early Childhood, Middle Level and Secondary English, Mathematics, Sciences, and Social Studies.  The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is an Affirmative Action, equal opportunity employer.  Women and minority group members are invited and encouraged to apply.