Teachers College, Columbia University



Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology



Teachers College invites applicants for an open-rank position in science education. A successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in science education, the learning sciences, or related fields; a background in biological or physical sciences; and demonstrated ability to pursue an active research agenda in a significant area of science education. We are looking for applicants with a strong focus on how students learn science and scientific reasoning, and how to design, implement and assess programs to help people learn and teach science effectively, especially in culturally diverse and urban settings. A commitment to reform of school-based learning and the enhancement of educational equity across the lifespan is especially valued. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience teaching middle or high school science. All candidates are expected to demonstrate their ability to establish a research program and the potential to obtain external funding. Senior level candidates are expected to provide a record of continuous, outstanding scholarly productivity, including evidence of success in gaining external funding for research; a record of accomplished leadership; and evidence of effective working relationships with school based leaders and professionals, especially in urban settings. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Rank: Open Rank, Tenured or Tenure Track


Send CV, a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, three representative publications, and three names of reference to Professor Robbie McClintock, Search Committee Chair, Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, Box 019, New York, NY 10027.


Review of applications will begin by November 15, 2006 and continue until the search is completed. Appointment begins September 2007.


Teachers College as an institution is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment. In offering education, psychology, and health studies, the College is committed to providing expanding employment opportunities to persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities in its own activities and in society. Candidates whose qualifications and experience are directly relevant to College priorities (e.g., urban issues, education equity, and concerns of underrepresented groups) may be considered for higher rank than advertised.


Teachers College, Columbia University

525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027