Teacher education program in the department of Educational Science at Bilkent University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position, effective September 1, 2020. This is an open rank position; all qualified applicants at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels will be considered.
Bilkent University is a non-profit private English-medium university, located on a beautiful campus near Ankara, the capital of Turkey-the cradle of civilizations. With its diverse educational programs, scientific and scholarly research endeavors, and artistic and cultural activities, Bilkent University aims to help students/individuals develop themselves as critical, analytical and independent thinkers and life-long learners, so that they may become the competent, creative, broad-minded, ethical and socially responsible leaders of tomorrow, contributing to the advancement of humanity. Bilkent is a vibrant international community with more than 800 faculty members, one-fourth of this number coming from 34 countries. Currently there are about 13,000 students in 9 faculties and 2 four-year vocational schools. Bilkent University has a Symphony Orchestra which performs about 30 concerts every year, inviting internationally renowned artists. (https://w3.bilkent.edu.tr/bilkent/)
The Department of Educational Science offers graduate level pre-service and in-service teacher education programs, and is dedicated to preparing well-qualified, highly effective school teachers. The MA in Curriculum and Instruction Program with Teaching Certificate (CITE) intends to prepare a new generation of teachers. The program is unique in that it aims to blend both academic and professional studies, offering a graduate degree with dual certification: a nationally recognized teaching certificate in five content areas (Mathematics, Biology, Physics, English and Turkish) and an International Baccalaureate Teaching and Learning certificate (http://teached.bilkent.edu.tr). The department also offers another MA program for practising teachers, and a PhD program in Curriculum and Instruction (http://gse.bilkent.edu.tr/untitled-2/).
Applicants must have an earned doctorate degree in (Secondary) Mathematics Education, Curriculum and Instruction with specialization in Mathematics Education, or a closely related field. Preference will be given to applicants who have a publication record in reputable journals, and a strong research agenda. Earned teaching certificate or experience in K-12 context is an asset.
Duties associated with this position include teaching graduate courses, observing and giving feedback to student teachers on their performance, supervising graduate theses, maintaining active scholarly work in the field, and serving on department or university level committees.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, research statement and teaching statement along with contact information for five academic referees.
To apply, submit application materials by December 31, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
Bilkent University is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience, and benefits will include rent-free furnished housing on campus, air-fare, paid annual leave, and private health coverage.