ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA

The Department of Education in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) at

the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), is seeking to fill a tenure-track

assistant professor position in science education effective July 1, 2007. UCSB is one

of 10 campuses in the world-renowned University of California system. It views

pioneering research as a critical component in offering the highest quality education.

UCSBšs 1,000-member faculty includes five Nobel Prize winners and scores of elected

members of national and international academies and societies as well as dozens of

winners of Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships. The campus is one of only 62

research-intensive institutions elected to membership in the prestigious Association of

American Universities.

 

Applicants should have (a) a relevant doctoral degree, (b) research and publication

experience in science education, and (c) demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Desirable qualifications may include: experience conducting research in elementary

schools, experience in writing grants, experience teaching in K-12 settings, experience

teaching or researching preservice and/or practicing teachers, and a commitment to

addressing issues of equity and diversity. Expected responsibilities include:

conducting a program of research in science education; procuring extramural funding;

recruiting, advising, and teaching both preservice teachers, and masteršs and doctoral

students; and participating in the Science and Mathematics Initiative, a UC-wide

program to increase the number and quality of K-12 science and mathematics

teachers in California.

 

Applicants should send a letter of interest, current vitae, two representative

publications, and three letters of reference to: Julie Bianchini, Chair, Science

Education Search Committee, Department of Education, University of California, Santa

Barbara, CA 93106-9490. Review of applications will begin January 3, 2007, and will

continue until the position is filled.

 

The GGSE is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity

and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

UCSB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.