Tenure-Track Assistant Professor: Inclusive STEM Education - 077365

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Syracuse University

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor: Inclusive STEM Education - 077365


The School of Education at Syracuse University is seeking a dynamic colleague to fill one full-time, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Inclusive STEM Education with a K-12 focus. Expected academic year compensation for this position is $70,000 to $85,000. The School of Education is committed to inclusive and antiracist pedagogy and practice in the preparation of professionals at all levels, in U.S. and international communities. Aligned with this commitment, the School seeks an individual with strong expertise and research interest in (1) inclusive K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and (2) experiential or digital education pedagogy. The successful candidate will join a faculty who are committed to advancing our mission of preparing the next generation of professional educators who will have meaningful and sustained impact in their communities. Our mission is advanced through our program signatures that describe the philosophical values we seek to enact in our work, and include impactful and engaged scholarship, humanistic engagement, reflexive leadership, experiential pedagogy, social justice advocacy and activism. For more information about the School of Education, visit our website: www.soe.syr.edu.


Required Qualifications and Responsibilities: An earned Doctorate in science or mathematics education, or its equivalent, is required. The successful applicant must demonstrate a sustainable scholarly agenda with potential to gain extramural funds. The successful applicant will have demonstrated effective teaching practices that can be applied across our undergraduate, Master’s, and Doctoral programs, breadth across coursework, previous mentorship of students, and demonstrated professional service. The successful applicant will teach courses for prospective mathematics and science teachers across the K-12 grade span. The applicant will be expected to build and maintain a national scholarly reputation through publications and funding records, provide engaged teaching and mentoring for graduate students, contribute to program development, and provide service to the University, Profession, and the local community. We look for colleagues to make substantial collegial contributions in sponsored STEM education research, thus funded grant writing experience is preferred. We are especially interested in applicants with the ability to contribute to doctoral study, and a strong record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service or robust leadership experience.


About Syracuse University and the Central New York area: Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint and nearly 150 years of scholarship. Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience. The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu. Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Applicant Instructions: Applicants must complete an on-line application at https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/101904 attaching: a letter of application; a 2-3 page statement addressing your research, teaching, and service interests; curriculum vita; and, names and contact information for three references. The search committee will only contact listed references for applicants who are finalists for the position. Review of applications begins November 15, 2023, and will continue until position is filled. All applicants will be given consideration. We strongly encourage members of historically excluded groups to apply. The appointment begins August 19, 2024. Questions about the position should be sent by email to the Search Chair, Sharon Dotger, at sdotger@syr.edu.


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Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Contact Name: 
Sharon Dotger
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