Department of Teaching, Leadership and Curriculum Studies



Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure-track


Responsibilities: In a program that highly values collaboration and social justice, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation courses in Secondary Science Education; advise undergraduate and graduate students; develop and maintain a strong record of scholarship in science education or related fields; and participate on department, college and university committees and in school partnerships. In conjunction with other science education faculty, the successful candidate will plan and teach masteršs and doctoral courses in science education. Depending on interest and expertise, the candidate may also teach graduate courses in curriculum and instruction.


Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction, secondary education, or a closely related field, preferably before Fall 2007 (ABD will be considered); successful teaching experience in grades 7-12; demonstrated potential for success in college teaching and contributing to academic program development at the undergraduate and graduate levels; demonstrated potential for research productivity in the form of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations; demonstrated ability to work in partnerships with secondary schools; and excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidates with a background in the life sciences and/or demonstrated potential for collaboration with science department faculty are encouraged to apply.


Setting: Kent State University is located in NE Ohio, an area rich in institutional and demographic diversity. Kent, Ohio is a community of 29,000, located along the Cuyahoga River, which enjoys the comfort, safety, and familiarity of a small town, yet benefits from the social services, cultural activities, and other amenities of metropolitan Cleveland and Akron-Canton. The Cuyahoga National Recreation Area, Blossom Music Center, and many hiking and biking trails, as well as more than 20 colleges, universities and community colleges, are within 40 minutes of campus. The Department of Teaching, Leadership and Curriculum Studies is the largest of six academic units within the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. With faculty distinguished by the excellence of their research, teaching and school partnership activities, the department offers a variety of licensure programs and professional development opportunities for teachers, curriculum specialists, administrators, and others, with technology links to Ohio public schools and regional campuses.


Appointment date: Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Appointment will begin August 2007.


Applications: Include a detailed letter of interest and qualifications, curriculum vita, and 3 letters of reference. Mail to:

Dr. Wendy Sherman

Search Committee, Secondary Science Education

TLCS Department, 404 White Hall

Kent State University

Kent, OH 44242-0001


Review of applications will begin Friday, December 1, 2006 and continue until the position is filled.


For further information, contact Dr. Sherman by phone at 330-672-0614 or by e-mail at; see also


Kent State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.