Secondary Science Education Position Announcement


ˇ      The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position to begin Spring Fall 2007 pending opening. We seek a person with the doctoral degree whoThe successful candidate will participate in ongoing development, delivery, and assessment of the UMBC secondary science teacher education programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Specifically, the person in this position entailswill teaching courses in secondary science education and other areascourses as best fits the candidatešsir expertise;, supervising field experiences and student teaching; conducting research in science education;, connecting with P-12 schools to establish P-16 partnerships insupport the science teacher education programs;, recruiting and advising teacher education students; participating in curriculum development and revision; and collaboratinge with other UMBC science departments to continuously improve the programs and assure compliance with NSTA standards. Science teaching experience in U.S. secondary schools (7-12) is required and familiarity with culturally sensitive pedagogy and/or urban schools is desirable.

UMBC is a dynamic, Carnegie Carnegie I (high activity), Rresearch Uuniversity (high research activity) located in the Baltimore/Washington corridor. The UMBC Department of Education offers initial and advanced NCATE- approved teacher education programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department endeavors to further enhance the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applications from women and members of minorities.



Overview of Duties & Responsibilities:

ˇprovides classroom instruction as needed based on areas of expertise

ˇinitiates and sustains research in science education

ˇparticipates in curriculum development and revision

ˇassesses the curriculum against state and national standards

ˇsupervises field experiences and student teaching

ˇserves as a resource for faculty members and other program areas

ˇserves on department, campus and university system committees

ˇrecruits and advises teacher education students

ˇbuilds partnerships and collaborates with local schools

ˇparticipates in grant writing and acquisition of external funding for the Department of Education

ˇperforms other duties as assigned

Applications received by March 1, 2007, will be given priority review; the search screening will begins immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct your questions regarding this position to Susan M. Blunck Send vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, 1-2 page teaching and research vision statements, and names and e-mail addresses of three references to:


Susan M. Blunck, Ph.D.

Chair Secondary Science Education Search Committee

University of Maryland, Baltimore County - UMBC

1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, MD 21228

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