Science Teacher Educator Position


Position: Assistant/Associate, Full-time Tenure Track Position


Qualifications: Applicants must possess a doctorate in Science Education or a related field, with a strong background in one or more areas of science. K-12 teaching experience or equivalent is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working successfully with K-12 multicultural populations, particularly in urban settings. A balance of teaching and research is essential for success in SDSU's dynamic environment. Candidates for this position must provide evidence of a commitment to scholarship and research. A record of scholarly activities is essential for appointment at Associate Professor level.


Candidates for this position must have experience with and/or a commitment to: 1) working in field-based, collaborative, multicultural teacher preparation programs; 2) engaging in science education scholarship and research; and 3) using technology as a tool for teaching and learning, course development, and instructional delivery. In addition, the School of Teacher Education prefers candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: a) student learning outcomes and program evaluation, b) interdisciplinary collaborations, c) international programs, and d) professional development schools.


Salary: Commensurate with academic rank and experience, and subject to collective bargaining negotiations.


Opportunities: SDSU is committed to an environment that fosters diversity through its recruitment of students, faculty, and staff. The School of Teacher Education is within the College of Education and includes 50 tenure-track faculty members. It offers elementary and secondary credentials in cohort groups that work in collaboration with schools and districts with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. The School of Teacher Education also offers masters degree programs in education, with various focus areas such as urban education, science education; brain-based learning; mathematics education, and reading/language arts. Faculty have an opportunity to participate in doctoral programs. The Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE) provides a unique environment to encourage and support research collaborations among faculty in the College of Education and the College of Sciences.


Application: Send a letter of application, vita, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Nancy Farnan, College of Education, School of Teacher Education, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-1153.   Electronic submissions are highly encouraged. Submit the materials to making the subject line of the email VERY explicit. The review of candidates will begin October 31st and continue until the position is filled. The starting date is Fall 2007. SDSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, or disability. Candidates who are members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


Contact: Dr. Nancy Farnan, Director, School of Teacher Education; (619) 594-5777; FAX (619) 594-7828; e-mail:, or Dr. Cheryl L. Mason,