[LON-CAPA-users] Two Position Announcements with Possible Connection to LON-CAPA.

Gerd Kortemeyer lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Thu, 30 Sep 2004 07:33:15 -0400

This is usually not a job announcement board, but here are two faculty 
position announcements with possible connection to using LON-CAPA in 
science education at the undergraduate level. Please further distribute 
in your group as appropriate.

The first one is a science education position from Michigan State 
University in the same units I am working in. The attached announcement 
has three open positions, it is only the third one that is of interest. 
Candidates from the readership of this list would likely be considered 
for a joint appointment between DSME and the Lyman-Briggs School of 
Science (http://www.msu.edu/~lbs/), where they would be teaching.

The second one is a physics position with possible focus on physics 
education at the undergraduate level at Simon Fraser University. SFU is 
a big supporter of LON-CAPA.


Position Announcement

Science and/or Mathematics Education, to begin Fall 2005

Michigan State University

Michigan State University is continuing to build its priority 
initiatives in science and mathematics education. The University is 
committed to strategically increasing our capacity to continue 
providing national leadership in science and mathematics education 
scholarship in the coming decades. We will build on our long-standing 
record of excellence in science and mathematics education research, 
development, and teacher education, and will continue to provide 
outstanding teaching of undergraduate and graduate students in teacher 
education, mathematics and the sciences. Candidates will have the 
opportunity to participate in our many externally funded projects 
(Carnegie Teachers for a New Era, NSF Math and Science Partnership 
PROM/SE, Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum, Center for 
Curriculum Materials in Science).

We seek faculty candidates with primary research interests in science 
and/or mathematics education to fill as many as three tenure-track 
positions at MSU. Two positions are available in the Department of 
Teacher Education, in the College of Education, at the assistant, 
associate or full professor rank. One position at the assistant or 
associate professor rank in science education is available through the 
Division of Science and Mathematics Education.

The faculty with interests in science and mathematics education at MSU 
spans several academic units and work collaboratively to address 
cross-university needs and responsibilities, with coordination provided 
through the Division of Science and Mathematics Education. Graduate 
students may pursue doctoral work in mathematics education in the 
Department of Mathematics, the Department of Teacher Education, and the 
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education 
(CEPSE). Students interested in science education pursue degrees 
through the Departments of Teacher Education and CEPSE, with 
collaboration from CNS faculty and programs. Joint appointments and 
other cross-departmental and cross-college arrangements are possible 
and encouraged.

All candidates are expected to have an earned doctorate in science or 
mathematics education, science, mathematics, or a related field; a 
record of exceptional scholarly accomplishment or promise through 
published material; and evidence of a capacity to contribute to the 
intellectual, research, and instructional life of MSU. Senior 
candidates must demonstrate evidence of success in obtaining and 
leading funded research projects, strong collaborative work, and a 
pattern of national leadership in science or mathematics education. 
Candidates with interest in a primary appointment in Teacher Education 
are expected to have background and expertise in teacher education 
and/or student learning. We also encourage candidates with research 
interests in teacher learning or development, local, state and national 
policy issues, and/or technology. Candidates with interest in a primary 
appointment in the sciences must have a strong background (M.S. or 
extensive coursework) in science, and a strong or emerging record of 
research and scholarship in science education; preference will be given 
to candidates with experience in biology education, however expertise 
in any of the sciences will be considered. 

Duties will vary depending on departmental placement, rank, university 
and academic unit education needs, and the candidate's experience and 
interest. They will include some or all of the following: carrying out 
a program of research in science or mathematics education; teaching 
preservice mathematics or science teacher education courses; teaching 
graduate courses in mathematics or science education; seeking research 
funding; participating in departmental or college committee work; 
advising masters and doctoral students; and fostering collaborations 
with the Colleges of Education and Natural Science, and the K-12 
community. Senior candidates will also be expected to provide 
leadership in MSU's mathematics or science education research programs, 
establish interdisciplinary collaborations and school-university 
partnerships, and provide mentoring for junior faculty.

A complete application package consists of a cover letter, a curriculum 
vita, two examples of representative scholarly writing, a personal 
teaching philosophy statement, and four letters of reference (three to 
address research, and one to address teaching.) The candidate should 
arrange for the submission of letters.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2004.

Submit applications materials to:

Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Chair, Science and Mathematics Education Search 
211 N. Kedzie
East Lansing MI 48824-1031

Electronic submission of application materials is strongly 
encouraged. Submit electronically to both of the following addresses: 

cc: Jean Beland, Screening Committee Assistant (mathedsh@msu.edu)

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Persons with 
disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable 
accommodation. Michigan State University is an affirmative action, 
equal opportunity institution.


Faculty Position
Department of Physics
Simon Fraser University

The Physics Department at Simon Fraser University invites applications 
a tenure-track Assistant Professorship, subject to final budgetary
approval.  This position will be associated with a satellite campus that
SFU is establishing in Surrey, BC, a 30-minute drive from the main 
The new campus, which has already won architectural awards, will be 
for occupancy in September 2005, although the faculty position may be
available as early as January 2005.  We are searching for individuals of
outstanding background and exceptional promise who will establish a
vigorous independent research program and who will have a strong 
to undergraduate and graduate teaching.  In the current search, we are
interested in candidates with backgrounds in medical imaging or physics
education at the undergraduate level.  Further information about the
Physics Department, including descriptions of other positions available,
can be accessed via http://www.sfu.ca/physics.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.  Simon Fraser University is
committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all
qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people
and persons with disabilities. Applications should include a curriculum
vitae, publication list, and a short statement of research and teaching
interests; electronic applications will be neither accepted nor
acknowledged. Candidates should arrange for three letters of 
to be supplied in confidence. All correspondence should be directed to
Professor David Boal, Chair, Department of Physics - Simon Fraser
University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby BC, Canada V5A 1S6, to 
arrive no
later than October 15, 2004.