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
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.