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    Biology Education Graduate Programs recruiting graduate students.
    10/19/2017
    University of New Hampshire: MS and PhD Opportunities in Biology Education Research
    The Aikens lab (https://mypages.unh.edu/mla1011) at the University of New Hampshire is recruiting students interested in obtaining an MS or a PhD in Biology with a research focus in biology education. Current research in the lab is primarily focused on addressing questions related to (1) the development of undergraduate biology students’ self-efficacy and values for quantitative skills and (2) the factors that influence faculty’s teaching of quantitative skills in biology courses. Graduate students are expected to take both biology and education courses while developing a research project that complements ongoing work in the lab. Interested students should apply to the Integrative and Organismal Biology option within the Department of Biological Sciences. Teaching assistantships are available to support graduate students. Applications for Fall 2018 are due December 15th. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Melissa Aikens (melissa.aikens@unh.edu) before applying to discuss research interests and the program. More information about graduate studies in the Department of Biological Sciences can be found at https://colsa.unh.edu/dbs/biological-sciences-graduate-program, and the application can be accessed here: http://gradschool.unh.edu/apply.php

    07/14/2016
    Oklahoma State University: Opportunities to earn M.S. or Ph.D. focused on Biology Education
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    U. Minn., Biology – Robin Wright
    U. Nebraska-Joe Dauer, Brian Couch, Jenny Dauer
    U. New Hampshire- Melissa Aikens
    U. Texas-Austin_ Erin Dolan
    Washington U. St. Louis – Sally Elgin
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Tuesday, October 17

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    Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research
    10/17/17
    Director, Center for Learning, Education, and Research in the Sciences (CLEAR)- Oberlin College
    Job Summary
    Oberlin College seeks a Director for the Center for Learning, Education, and Research in the Sciences (CLEAR) funded by Oberlin College in support of Oberlin College’s 2017 Inclusive Excellence grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The goal of the Inclusive Excellence project is to promote the persistence and success of all students in STEM fields. This is a full-time 12-month, Administrative and Professional Staff position with a competitive salary, starting in January 2018. Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility for renewal.
    Responsibilities
    To promote the success of all students in STEM, CLEAR organizes a range of activities. The Director will oversee a peer-staffed quantitative skills center, a supplemental instruction program, campus-wide learning communities, and departmental action and reflection teams. The Director will mentor and be assisted by a recent graduate hired as a STEM Fellow, and work as a team with the Inclusive Excellence leadership group that includes faculty, administration, and an assessment coordinator. The Director will report to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the director of Oberlin’s HHMI Inclusive Excellence grant. Logistical support for CLEAR is provided by an administrative assistant. The Director will work with multiple campus partners including the Multicultural Resource Center, Office of Undergraduate Research, Career Center, and Student Academic Success Programs. The Director will have strong leadership and communication skills, the ability to work motivate students and faculty, and the desire to expand on Oberlin’s tradition of leadership in science education and historical commitment to diversity. The Director will bring expertise in current research and best practices in science pedagogy and evidence-based education. The Director will recruit, train and supervise students as peer-mentors, tutors, and workshop leaders. The Director will foster interdisciplinary connections and transformative approaches that benefit all students in the STEM fields, in collaboration with campus-wide learning communities and departmental action and reflection teams. The Director will also organize and lead student and faculty workshops and provide organizational support for Oberlin’s student research program in the sciences during the summer and academic year. The Director will coordinate student applications, fundraising, and travel to professional conferences. The Director will also have budgetary, assessment, and reporting responsibilities.
    Essential Job Functions
    The Director will provide support for the mission of inclusive excellence in STEM through:
    •Recruiting, training, and supervising peer mentors, peer tutors, and student workshop leaders;
    •Facilitating campus-wide learning communities and assisting in the initiation and leadership of departmental action and reflection teams;
    •Supervising and mentoring a post-graduate assistant on the Inclusive Excellence grant;
    •Coordinating seminars, events, and programming such as a campus-wide Lab Crawl and an ongoing event series on science and society;
    •Designing and implementing workshops for students on basic and advanced quantitative skills led by the Director, faculty, and/or student workshop leaders; and
    •Serving as a resource for STEM programming on campus.
    Required Qualifications
    Background in science or science education beyond the Bachelor’s level required. Candidates are expected to have strong interpersonal, organizational, and quantitative skills, and the ability to work collaboratively across the campus environment. A commitment to diversity and inclusion is required.
    Desired Qualifications
    Knowledge of current pedagogical literature and inclusive practices is desirable. A Ph.D. in the sciences or science education is preferred. Undergraduate teaching experience is preferred. Experience working in a multi-cultural context is desirable.
    Quick Link for Posting
    http://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/5224
    Compensation
    Within the range established for the position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Required application materials: cover letter, statement of educational philosophy, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, and three letters of reference. By providing letters of reference, applicants agree that Oberlin College may contact the authors of references. Review of applications will begin on Friday, October 13, 2017. Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled
    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1 Cover Letter
    2 Curriculum Vitae
    3 List of References
    4 Letter of Reference1
    5 Unofficial Transcripts
    6 Teaching Philosophy
    Optional Documents
    1 Letter of Reference2
    2 Letter of Reference3

    10/15/2017
    Associate Dean for Integration of Teaching and Scholarship-College of Science and Mathematics-James Madison University
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Sunday, October 15

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    The CSM (https://www.jmu.edu/csm/) prepares students to pursue advanced training in science and mathematics, supports applied programs in health sciences and engineering, and provides the science and mathematics foundation for all JMU students. The CSM is comprised of the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology and Environmental Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Astronomy, collectively offering a wide range of majors, minors, and concentrations in foundational sciences. Over 240 outstanding full- and part-time faculty are engaged in teaching and mentoring 1700 science majors and over 2000 non-science majors.
    Educational context
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    STEM learning.
    Our faculty are committed teachers and mentors who strive to create an excellent learning environment for all students through high-impact practices and pedagogies. Faculty scholarship drives an experiential educational model in the CSM, in which students are engaged with faculty in the courses they teach and through collaborative research. CSM students participate in course-based research experiences (CUREs) focused on a variety of topics including viral discovery, UAV applications, geospatial mapping, protein structure analysis, and statistical consulting. A strength of the CSM is the diverse array of strategies that has evolved in response to different departmental contexts; an ongoing challenge is to engage all students in meaningful ways given continuous enrollment pressure on larger departments.
    Research Infrastructure
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    Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research
    10/15/2017
    Associate Dean for Integration of Teaching and Scholarship-College of Science and Mathematics-James Madison University
    The College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) at James Madison University seeks an innovative scientist educator to shape an integrated model for faculty scholarship in an excellent undergraduate educational environment. The new Associate Dean for Integration of Teaching and Scholarship will lead collaborative science scholarship in the CSM that advances faculty research and engages students in science practice.
    Institutional Context
    James Madison University (http://www.jmu.edu) is a public, comprehensive institution located in the heart of the scenic Shenandoah Valley in rural Virginia. JMU is a primarily undergraduate institution with 21,000+ students including 1700 graduate students. The campus is conveniently located along the I-81 corridor, with access to educational, governmental, and industrial partners in Washington, DC and Richmond, Virginia.
    The CSM (https://www.jmu.edu/csm/) prepares students to pursue advanced training in science and mathematics, supports applied programs in health sciences and engineering, and provides the science and mathematics foundation for all JMU students. The CSM is comprised of the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology and Environmental Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Astronomy, collectively offering a wide range of majors, minors, and concentrations in foundational sciences. Over 240 outstanding full- and part-time faculty are engaged in teaching and mentoring 1700 science majors and over 2000 non-science majors.
    Educational context
    The CSM maintains a 15:1 student-faculty ratio which ensures that students have high level access to faculty as instructors, mentors, and advisors. Our student population is currently 57% female, with 25% students of color including 17% from groups underrepresented in STEM. Faculty that are committed to working toward a diverse and inclusive community in which every student has access to the support and mentoring they need to succeed. To that end, initiatives across the college focus on strengthening student support in gateway and majors courses, on expanding faculty capacity for inclusive student mentoring, and on building a vibrant College community that engages every student in STEM learning.
    Our faculty are committed teachers and mentors who strive to create an excellent learning environment for all students through high-impact practices and pedagogies. Faculty scholarship drives an experiential educational model in the CSM, in which students are engaged with faculty in the courses they teach and through collaborative research. CSM students participate in course-based research experiences (CUREs) focused on a variety of topics including viral discovery, UAV applications, geospatial mapping, protein structure analysis, and statistical consulting. A strength of the CSM is the diverse array of strategies that has evolved in response to different departmental contexts; an ongoing challenge is to engage all students in meaningful ways given continuous enrollment pressure on larger departments.
    Research Infrastructure
    Student-faculty collaborative research is supported by outstanding campus facilities, including fully equipped faculty research and common use labs, technical staff support, and $20 million in state-of-the-art instrumentation. Cross-disciplinary research is supported by the Center for Material Science, the Center for Genome and Metagenome Studies, the Shenandoah Valley Regional NMR Facility, and Madison Accelerator Lab. Faculty are supported by both institutional resources and extramural funding from state and federal agencies totaling over $10 million annually. CSM faculty are active scholars, generating well over 100 research publications and 400 conference presentations annually.
    Over 400 students conduct research with faculty mentors during the academic year or summer, and the majority of CSM majors complete an extensive research project before graduation. CSM students enjoy excellent mentoring by research-active faculty and direct access to research equipment and facilities. An established Masters in Biology program provides integrated graduate education in support of undergraduate education. In addition to annual research symposia for JMU students, several departments host regional or national meetings which bring scientists from all over the world to campus.
    Our research infrastructure supports a vibrant and mostly undergraduate research community that is distinctive among comparable institutions. More information can be found on the CSM website (https://www.jmu.edu/csm/research-facilities.shtml).
    Opportunity
    The Associate Dean (AD) for Integrating Teaching and Scholarship will support faculty in the College as they advance initiatives that engage students in faculty research, infuse research into the majors and non-majors curricula, and pursue new interdisciplinary research opportunities. The AD will provide leadership in faculty development and will support efforts to strengthen the research community and expand the research infrastructure in the College. The AD serves as liaison with JMU’s Office of Research and Scholarship focused on resource development to advance scholarship and innovative curricula, and works closely with the dean as a member of the CSM administrative leadership team. In addition to duties within the College, the AD represents the College across campus through involvement in a university-level project and committee assignments.
    This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in shaping a productive and sustainable model for faculty scholarship at an institution committed to excellence in undergraduate STEM education. We seek an individual who can contribute novel perspective grounded in personal experience and knowledge of national trends in STEM education to our ongoing efforts to support and expand an active community of science and mathematics scholars.
    Qualifications
    PhD or other appropriate terminal degree in one of the disciplines represented in the college;
    Minimum of 6 years in a faculty role engaged in teaching and sustaining an active research program including undergraduate students;
    Track record of excellence in teaching and scholarship and demonstrated accomplishments sufficient for tenure in one of the five CSM departments;
    Academic leadership experience, including the ability to work productively with faculty to develop a scholarship vision for the CSM and its departments;
    Faculty mentoring experience, including working with faculty in the context of undergraduate educational reform
    Active involvement in national STEM reform efforts generally, including knowledge of diverse approaches to undergraduate student engagement through research.
    Demonstrated commitment to diversify STEM community and pathways and support the success of all students, including those from groups underrepresented in the sciences.
    Application 

    Application materials must be submitted through JMU’s central JobLink site: 
https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/2243 

    Applicants should submit a cover letter that describes their interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and list of five references. A leadership statement should also be included that addresses the question: How will you contribute to CSM efforts to build an inclusive STEM community that supports the success of all students? 

    For more information about this position, please contact Cynthia Bauerle, CSM Dean (bauerlcm@jmu.edu, 540.568.3508). 

    Review of applications will begin on 10 November 2017. 

    James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. 
This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion, and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents, and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The University is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.
    Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991. 


    10/10/2017
    The College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota seeks a Head of the Department for Biology Teaching and Learning (BTL).
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    The Department of Microbiology at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time, 12 month renewable position. The appointment is intended to be a long-term professional teaching position with opportunities for promotion and advancement. The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in the departmental undergraduate teaching and academic advising program. Instructors in the Department of Microbiology contribute to the continued innovation of the department's undergraduate curricula and academic programs and participate in faculty governance. Apply by 1 December 2017 for full consideration; closing date: 31 January 2018; start date: 1 March, 2018.
    RESPONSIBILITIES
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    is expected
    QUALIFICATIONS
    The position requires a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree in microbiology or a related field, one year of instructional or teaching experience, and demonstratedcommitment to promoting and enhancing equal opportunity and diversity. Preferred qualifications are formal experience in teaching in large lecture and online formats, in teaching a laboratory class, in undergraduate academic advising, experience or interest in teaching scientific writing, participation in community outreach events or in experiential learning activities for students, as well as research or professional experience in a medically-related field of microbiology.
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    TO APPLY
    Apply athttps://jobs.oregonstate.edu/, posting P01662UF
    Provide: 1. CV/resume
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Tuesday, October 10

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    Contact Human Resources about the process at (423) 439-5890. Search Committee Chair: Dr. Dhirendra Kumar, ETSU Department of Biological Sciences, Box 70703, Johnson City, TN 37614-0703, email: kumard@etsu.edu. For more information, refer to website http://www.etsu.edu/cas/biology/ .
    ETSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from or information about women and minority candidates.
    10/9/2017
    Instructor in Microbiology-Oregon State University
    The Department of Microbiology at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time, 12 month renewable position. The appointment is intended to be a long-term professional teaching position with opportunities for promotion and advancement. The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in the departmental undergraduate teaching and academic advising program. Instructors in the Department of Microbiology contribute to the continued innovation of the department's undergraduate curricula and academic programs and participate in faculty governance. Apply by 1 December 2017 for full consideration; closing date: 31 January 2018; start date: 1 March, 2018.
    RESPONSIBILITIES
    The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses in the Microbiology and BioHealth Sciences majors delivered through the Department of Microbiology, at a level of about 10 courses per year. Instruction is delivered throughout the year in a variety of formats, including lecture, laboratory, distance learning, and experiential. The assignment includes teaching one BioHealth Sciences Writing Intensive Course per term (e.g., BHS 323 Microbial Influences on Human Health) and developing and delivering an online course variant of BHS 316 Principles of Immunology (introductory immunology). Other course assignments may include MB 302 General Microbiology, MB 303 General Microbiology Laboratory, and MB 435 Pathogenic Microbes Laboratory. The successful candidate is also expected to provide academic advising to about 120 Microbiology majors, supervise and train graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants, participate in educational outreach activities, and serve on departmental and institutional committees. Contribution to an inclusive department-wide culture of providing equal learning opportunities to students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles is expected
    QUALIFICATIONS
    The position requires a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree in microbiology or a related field, one year of instructional or teaching experience, and demonstratedcommitment to promoting and enhancing equal opportunity and diversity. Preferred qualifications are formal experience in teaching in large lecture and online formats, in teaching a laboratory class, in undergraduate academic advising, experience or interest in teaching scientific writing, participation in community outreach events or in experiential learning activities for students, as well as research or professional experience in a medically-related field of microbiology.
    HOW TO APPLY
    Apply athttps://jobs.oregonstate.edu/, posting P01662UF
    Provide: 1. CV/resume
    2. Cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position (1 page).
    3. Statement of your teaching and advising philosophy, in which you also address your experience and ideas about teaching writing to science students (1-2 pages).
    4. Document describing how your teaching philosophy and practices promote diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion in the classroom and broader community (1 page).
    5. Names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters you have arranged to be submitted by 1 December, 2017.
    Screening Criteria that will be used by the Search Committee
    Required
    Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in microbiology or related field
    One year of instructional or teaching experience
    Demonstrated commitment to enhancing and promoting equal opportunity and diversity
    Preferred
    1. Formal experience in teaching in a large lecture format
    3. Formal experience in teaching a laboratory class
    4. Formal experience in teaching an online course
    5. Formal experience in undergraduate academic advising
    6. Experience or demonstrated interest in teaching scientific writing
    7. Participation in community outreach event or in experiential learning activities for students
    Research or professional experience in medically-related field of microbiology

    10/9/2017
    DIRECTOR OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION Ph.D. PROGRAM- Middle Tennessee State University
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    Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research
    10/10/2017
    The College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota seeks a Head of the Department for Biology Teaching and Learning (BTL).
    This individual will lead an interdisciplinary department focused on excellence in undergraduate biology education and biology education research. The Head will lead efforts within the college and across the University to define, develop, and implement a strategic vision for the future of biology education. Successful candidates require:
    ● Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in a biology discipline from an accredited institution; rank of associate or full professor.
    ● Established record of excellence in:
    ○ Biology education research, including success in publishing peer-reviewed papers and obtaining external funding
    ○ National leadership in biology education
    ○ Success in teaching students from a variety of cultures and communities; utilizing a variety of evidence-based teaching methods in the classroom
    ○ Working effectively within a diverse institution with multiple, complementary goals
    ○ Working effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds, including tenure-line and teaching faculty, academic/professional staff, graduate students, post-docs, and undergraduate workers
    ○ Supervising faculty and staff in a way that promotes their professional growth, supports their contributions, and reinforces the sense of community
    ● Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse communities and cultures.
    ● Demonstrated interest and skill in academic leadership/administration, including effectively managing large, complex budgets and administrative units.
    A 9-month faculty position will also be provided. Major responsibilities of this include varying levels of teaching, research, and service to the University, depending on the position.
    Interested in joining the CBS faculty? Visit the college’s hiring website for detailed information (http:z.umn.edu/cbsfacultyhiring). Evaluation of applications will begin October 31, 2017.
    Find out what makes Minnesota a great place to work and live. Learn more about theCollege of Biological Sciences theUniversity of Minnesota and theTwin Cities.
    The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University supports the work-life balance of its faculty and especially encourages applications from women and members of under-represented groups.//

    10/10/2017
    Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences-East Tennessee State University
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    Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research
    10/10/2017
    Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences-East Tennessee State University
    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES TENURE TRACK – East Tennessee State University, Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2018. Primary responsibility is teaching organismal biology (anatomy, physiology, development) for majors at the introductory level. The successful applicant will also assist in development and implementation of strategies for student success and retention in our biology program, and participate in service activities in the department, university, and community. Research emphasis in organismal biology and/ or postsecondary teaching practice. The successful applicant will also be expected to develop a research program including undergraduate and graduate students.
    We encourage applicants who will enhance diversity and serve as a role model for a diverse student population. The position is subject to availability of funds.
    To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and statements of research interest, and names and contact information for three references via ETSU’s eJobs online application system https://jobs.etsu.edu/postings/9463 by November 17, 2017.
    The Department of Biological Sciences currently comprises eighteen faculty members engaged in a wide range of teaching and research activities. The Department serves approximately 500 majors and 40 M.S. and Ph.D. students. East Tennessee State University enrolls over 12,000 undergraduate students, and offers 40 master’s degree programs, 12 doctoral degree programs, and 24 graduate certificates to over 2,300 graduate students. ETSU is located in Johnson City, Tennessee, a city of about 65,000 located in the southern Appalachian Mountains. The region has a total population of more than 400,000 and combines a low cost of living with amenities found in larger urban areas.
    Contact Human Resources about the process at (423) 439-5890. Search Committee Chair: Dr. Dhirendra Kumar, ETSU Department of Biological Sciences, Box 70703, Johnson City, TN 37614-0703, email: kumard@etsu.edu. For more information, refer to website http://www.etsu.edu/cas/biology/ .
    ETSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from or information about women and minority candidates.

    10/9/2017
    DIRECTOR OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION Ph.D. PROGRAM- Middle Tennessee State University
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Monday, October 9

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    Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research
    10/9/2017
    DIRECTOR OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION Ph.D. PROGRAM- Middle Tennessee State University
    Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) invites applications for a tenure-track (tenure upon appointment possible) faculty member with a national reputation of scholarship in mathematics education, biology education, chemical education, and/or science education who will direct the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Mathematics and Science Education (MSE). Start date for the position is August 1, 2018.
    The MSE Ph.D. program at MTSU is a thriving, interdisciplinary program serving approximately 33 students with 30 faculty supporting the program in a collaborative effort between the College of Basic and Applied Sciences and the College of Education. Faculty are active in research and scholarship across the K-16 spectrum and in informal contexts. Opportunities for collaborations among the director, program faculty, and students are plentiful in this vibrant community of scholars. MTSU enjoys meaningful and longstanding relationship with teachers and administrators across Tennessee and has a deep commitment to improving the educational opportunities for all students. The MSE Ph.D. program is designed to prepare graduates for positions in colleges and universities where they will conduct discipline-based educational research and prepare America’s next generation of K-12 mathematics and science teachers, as well as for leadership positions in a variety of educational settings. Concentrations for this degree are offered in Biological Education, Chemical Education, Interdisciplinary Science Education, and Mathematics Education. Students have research opportunities for collaborative projects with faculty and for externally funded assistantships. Graduates are required to develop substantial content mastery of mathematics and/or science; demonstrate an understanding of educational theories, research methodologies, and best practices; and conduct discipline-based educational research at the interface between the fields of education and mathematics or science. This program offers opportunities to improve the way K-16 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses are taught.
    To be considered for this position, a candidate must possess either a doctorate in mathematics education, science education, or a related disciplinary-based education research field or a doctorate in a mathematics or science discipline with evidence of significant scholarship related to education in that discipline. The successful candidate will have qualifications for rank of associate professor or professor; a record of funded research in mathematics, biology, chemistry, and/or science education; experience mentoring PhD students; and the ability to articulate a clear vision for directing and growing the MSE PhD program.
    Candidates who possess the following will receive special consideration:
    Knowledge of and appreciation for a broad range of research and teaching traditions within the fields of mathematics and science education
    Documented experience leading/directing a graduate program
    Experience managing budgets
    An understanding of the integrated nature of STEM education along with its theoretical underpinnings and scholarship
    The ability to work and collaborate with diverse academic departments and stakeholders
    Middle Tennessee State University, with an enrollment of more than 22,000 students, is located 30 miles southeast of Nashville. We are the number one choice for our state’s transfer students, the number one provider of graduates to the Greater Nashville economy, and the number one choice for adults (ages 25 and up) seeking a four-year degree. Graduate programs supported by the College of Basic and Applied Sciences and the College of Education include master’s and doctoral degrees. For more information about the university, visit our web site at http://www.mtsu.edu.
    To apply for the position, go to https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu and follow the instructions on how to complete an application, attach documents, and submit your application online. Review of applications will begin November 6, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Applicants should include with their submission: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a statement of teaching philosophy, 3) a statement of research interests, and 4) a vision statement for the future of the MSE Ph.D. program. Official transcripts (not issued to student) and three original (not copies) letters of recommendation will be required prior to on-campus interview. If you have questions, please contact Academic Affairs at 615-898-5128.
    Dr. Jeremy Strayer serves as chair of the search committee. Questions for Dr. Strayer can be sent to jeremy.strayer@mtsu.edu.
    Middle Tennessee State University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.

    10/6/2017
    University of Maryland Biology Faculty Research and Education Position with First-Year Innovation & Research Experience (FIRE) Program
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    More information about this position and a direct link to apply is available at: http://fire.umd.edu/hiring.html
    To apply for this position you will need to submit the following documents: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a list of three professional references including names, addresses and telephone numbers.
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    10/4/2017
    Director, Center for Teaching & Learning--Humboldt State University
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Friday, October 6

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    Jobs and Positions in Biology Education Research
    10/6/2017
    University of Maryland Biology Faculty Research and Education Position with First-Year Innovation & Research Experience (FIRE) Program
    The First-Year Innovation & Research Experience (FIRE) is a major initiative at the University of Maryland, College Park. FIRE provides first-year students authentic research experience, broad mentorship and institutional connections that impact academic success, personal resilience and professional development. The FIRE program is seeking an individual to serve as the Research Educator (formal title: Assistant Clinical Professor) for an innovation and research stream to begin in January 2018.
    Research Educators work in collaboration with stream-affiliated faculty members to design and implement the group research agenda. Research Educators coordinate with instructional faculty to oversee research operations including student research progress, infrastructure maintenance as well as management of the fiscal budget. The position empowers the individual to develop a strong portfolio of experience in technical leadership, operational planning, curriculum development, academic instruction and mentorship and research group management.
    The Research Educator will lead a new FIRE innovation and research stream focused on cell and molecular biology with a particular focus on riboswitches and aptamers.
    The Research Educator position will be supported from January 2018 through December 2020 (3 years) contingent on positive annual reviews (each December 2018 & 2019) and available funding. The position co-reports to the Director of First-Year Research Programs in the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President as well the stream affiliated faculty members.
    More information about the FIRE program is available at the FIRE website: http://fire.umd.edu/
    More information about this position and a direct link to apply is available at: http://fire.umd.edu/hiring.html
    To apply for this position you will need to submit the following documents: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a list of three professional references including names, addresses and telephone numbers.
    The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities Are Encouraged to Apply.

    10/4/2017
    Director, Center for Teaching & Learning--Humboldt State University
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