Science Education

(Assistant/Associate/Full Professor)


Qualifications: An earned doctorate with a major in Science Education or related field. Ability to conduct research in Science Education, publish and pursue grant opportunities. Urban K-12 science teaching experience and university teaching experience preferred.


Responsibilities: Pursue an active research program in the area of Science Education. Procure grants. Teach undergraduate and graduate Science Education courses including in-service initiatives for practicing teachers. Supervise and direct graduate essay projects, theses and dissertations. Advise undergraduate and graduate students in Science Education. Assume leadership for collaborative efforts with colleagues in the college, university and professional community. Participate in division, college and university academic and collaborative activities.


Salary and Rank: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application Procedures: Applicants must apply online at:, posting number 033483. Online applicants will be required to attach their vita and summary of their research agenda to the online application.

In addition to the online application, please mail a current vita and a one or two-page summary of your research agenda to the address listed below. Please make arrangements for three original, recent letters of recommendation and official transcripts to be sent to the address below and provide a list of additional references that includes addresses, email addresses and phone numbers. Finalists for the position will be asked to submit teaching evaluations and other supporting materials, such as article reprints. Please include your email address in the application, as acknowledgement of receipt of your materials and select additional information will be sent to you via email. Send application materials to:


                                                                                                                                       Maria M. Ferreira

                                                                                                                                       Search Committee Chair

                                                                                                                                       College of Education

                                                                                                                                       441 Education Building

                                                                                                                                       Detroit, MI 48202


Applicants who are selected for this position will be asked provide proof of degrees awarded before the hiring process is completed.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Starting date: August 2007.


Wayne State University is a premier institution of higher education offering more than 350 academic programs through 14 schools and colleges to more than 33,000 students in metropolitan Detroit. WSU is Michiganís only urban research I university, fulfilling a unique niche in providing access to a world-class education to both traditional and non-traditional students. The main campus is located in the heart of Detroitís University Cultural Center, the home of renowned museums, galleries and theatres, many within walking distance. The main campus encompasses 203 acres of beautifully landscaped walkways and gathering spots, linking 100 classroom, research and administrative buildings.


The College of Educationís theme ìThe Urban Educator: Reflective, Innovative and Committed to Diversity,î serves as a guide to its programs. The College is characterized by its diversity and commitment to an urban mission and reflects the dynamic characteristics of urban life. The College of Education currently enrolls about 1,000 undergraduate and more than 2,500 graduate (masterís/education specialist/doctoral) students in approximately 34 different programs. To learn more about WSUís College of Education go online to and for the Science Education program access


As an urban teaching university, WSU seeks to serve residents of the greater Detroit metropolitan area. A nationally ranked Carnegie I institution, WSU holds high expectations for the educational achievements of its students and maintains selective admissions standards; but as an urban university is committed to providing avenues that encourage access for promising students from disadvantaged educational backgrounds.


To learn more about the Detroit Metropolitan area and all that it has to offer, go to where you will find dozens of websites with information on the areaís arts and cultural organizations and institutions, sports and entertainment venues, community improvement and economic development organizations, government agencies and offices, and websites on historic Detroit.


WSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.