Biology and Science Education, Joint Position

College of Arts & Sciences and School of Education, Indiana University


Title: Professor of Biology and of Science Education

Rank: Associate or Full Professor (depending upon interests and



The College of Arts and Science and School of Education at Indiana

University, Bloomington, seek a senior-level faculty member well-versed

in research in both biology and science education. This person will join

an expanding collaboration of science and mathematics educators in the

Institute for STEM Education, the Office of Science Outreach, and the

P-16 Center, and will have joint affiliation with the Department of

Biology (College of Arts and Sciences) and the Science Education Program

(School of Education). This appointment is expected to begin on or after

August 2007.


The successful candidate is expected to have an earned doctoral degree

either in the life sciences or in science education, and to have a

strong background and demonstrated effectiveness in the complementary

arena, and thus have excellent knowledge of both the biological and

educational research literatures. We envision either a biologist with

educational expertise, or a science educator with a strong background in

biology. The candidate will be expected to continue a successful

research program in biology education, and to be able to communicate

exceptional pedagogical design to science colleagues across the K-16

spectrum. The teaching program will include such courses as biology

courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels for preservice and

in-service teachers, taught with content and strategies that model the

methods we hope teachers will emulate, and graduate seminars in science

pedagogy. The candidate will also participate periodically in

professional development activities toward cultivating collaborative

relationships between the university and K-12 school systems.


Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae,

copies of at least 3 publications (pdf files preferred), and names,

e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references to Sara

Sturgeon, Indiana University, Education 3002, 201 North Rose Avenue,

Bloomington, IN 47405,, 812-856-8129. Questions

regarding the position should be addressed to Valarie Akerson,, 812-856-8140, or Jose Bonner,,

812-855-7074. Applications will be accepted until the position is

filled, and with review beginning February 7, 2007. References will be

contacted only after consultation with the applicant.


Indiana University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.