Multiple Tenure Track or Tenured Faculty in Science, Engineering, or Mathematics Educ (Discipline-Base Educ Research)
Opening Date: 2015-10-27 Job Opening Id: 510521 College/Division: Division of Research Department: STEM Institute
FIU in conjunction with FIU’s STEM Transformation Institute invites applications for multiple, open-ranked positions in Discipline Based Education Research. The STEM Transformation Institute is a living laboratory engaged in innovative research and educational change through evidence-based practices that will ultimately increase the number of well-prepared STEM professionals, including teachers, graduating from FIU.
The Institute builds on multidisciplinary collaborations across the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education, and Engineering & Computing, as well as stakeholders across the K-20 spectrum, to support its mission.
FIU is seeking individuals that will join the STEM Institute with primary positions in a science or engineering department or in the department of teaching and learning. Each individual will work collaboratively with faculty in the STEM Institute and their department to transform undergraduate STEM education and conduct transformative education research in their discipline.
Successful candidates will be expected to establish/maintain a strong research program (external funding, peer-reviewed scholarly work, national/international collaborations, mentoring of undergraduate/graduate researchers), teach/design transformative STEM courses in their discipline, and provide service to their department/college in order to contribute to the STEM Institute’s mission in these domains.
Required background includes:
Earned doctorate in science, engineering, or mathematics with expertise in discipline-based education research or earned doctorate in science/engineering/mathematics education.
Scholarly activity (grant funding, publications, etc.) commensurate with experience. Experience conducting and leading a research program. Teaching experience and excellence commensurate with level. Strong leadership and communication skills.
Successful candidates will work closely with and be responsible to their department chair and the STEM Institute Director. These are full time, 9-month positions. Please go to stem.fiu.edu for more information about the position and STEM Transformation Institute.
Applications will be reviewed continually until all positions are filled. Applications must be submitted online at Facultycareers.fiu.edu.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy as individual attachments.
Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three (3) references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee.
To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by December 1, 2015. Review will continue until positions are filled.