Science Education (Tenure-Earning)

The Department of Middle and Secondary Education at Florida State University is searching for an advanced Assistant Professor or an Associate Professor in Science Education whose responsibilities would include: engaging in a well-defined scholarship agenda; teaching a range of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, on campus and virtually; serving on committees at department, college and university levels; and collaborating with K-12 teachers at public schools. The successful candidate will participate in ongoing research, initiate new research projects and apply for external funding. This professor will collaborate with colleagues in the College of Arts and Sciences to build a program for science education that extends across traditional academic barriers.


Candidates must have a commitment to teacher education, excellence in teaching and continued scholarly activity. Scholars who have worked with undergraduate and graduate students and have an established history of the successful mentoring of doctoral students will be sought. FSU is an institution with a history of strong scholarship, so scholars that hope to optimize that attribute in understanding and informing K-12 classrooms and teaching practices are desired. The program is particularly interested in scholars whose interests focus on scientific epistemology, discourse, and the doing, teaching and learning of science; equitable science teaching/learning and its intersection with the culture of science; challenges in enacting science education reform; and/or teacher and student identity and its influence on the teaching and learning of science.

Qualifications include: Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in science education or a related field, a visible presence in the national science education research community; documented evidence of accomplishment in teaching, research and service; and experience teaching science in public schools.



Interested candidates should submit an online application at For assistance in applying for faculty positions, please contact the Office of the Dean of Faculties at 850-644-6876.


In addition to the online application, candidates should submit an application package to: Dr. Sherry Southerland, Chair, Search Committee, 209 MCH, Florida State University;

Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4490.

Application package should contain a letter of application documenting interest and qualifications, current vita, writing sample(s) in the form of published articles or manuscripts submitted for publication, and three letters of reference. Florida State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Florida State University is a comprehensive, graduate-research university with a liberal arts base located in Florida's capital city of Tallahassee. The College of Education has a long and honored history as the second founded College in the University and offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 27 fields of study. The College seeks accomplished, motivated, enthusiastic and energetic candidates for the position listed.









> Sherry A. Southerland


> Associate Professor, Science Education


> Series Editor, Science & Technology Education Library




> The Florida State University

> Department of Middle and Secondary Education

> Tallahassee, Fl 32306-4490

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