The School of Education at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track position in Secondary Science Education, starting in Fall of 2007, pending approval of search and state funding. Review of applications will begin on 1-22-07 and will continue until the position is filled.


Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Credit toward promotion is taken into account contingent on experience, grant support, and scholarly record.A secondary science educator in this position will: instruct pre-service and in-service teachers at the undergraduate and graduate level; engage in school or classroom-based research focused on the improvement of student learning; supervise interns and/or work with in-service teachers; actively engage in leadership, curriculum development, and service activities for the school, university, and profession.


Required qualifications: an earned doctorate in education, curriculum and instruction, or content area; a bachelor's or master's degree or equivalent specialization in biology, chemistry, physics, or related field (please include transcripts to document the equivalent specialization); a minimum of three years of public school teaching experience at the middle and/or high school level; experience with middle and/or high school science initiatives; and a defined research agenda with publications and grant activity commensurate with rank.


Preferred qualifications: experience supervising middle school and high school science education candidates, as well as working with practicing teachers; interest and experience with multicultural education or diverse populations.


Highly preferred qualifications: successful experiences in school settings, in leadership activities in higher education, and in obtaining external research funding from state and national organizations (for example, NSF).To apply: Submit (no emails or faxes, please) a curriculum vitae and a cover letter to:


Louis J. Heifetz, Search Chair Requisition #: 011525 University of Rhode Island P.O. Box G Kingston, RI 02881


URI is an AA/EEO employer that values diversity. URI is also an NSF ADVANCE institutional transformation university, working to advance the careers of women faculty, especially in the science and engineering disciplines.