Little Rock, Arkansas
Postdoctoral Position in STEM Education Research at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, in association with an NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE), Upholding Active Learning Reform in STEM (UALRS) project. Project goals are to support diversity, equity, and inclusion at UA Little Rock by 1) changing faculty mindset from “sort and select” to “success for all students,” 2) support for teaching that improves the success of historically underserved students, 3) supporting the growth of the Learning Assistant (LA) program, and 4) training faculty to utilize evidence-based instructional practices (EBIPs) including learning assistants. The UALRS grant is a 5 year project that is designed to shift STEM faculty mentality from “sort and select” towards “success for all students” through the creation of annual cohorts that participate in 1) a week-long summer institute on scientific teaching (EBIPs), 2) communities of practice for workshop participants, 3) utilization and expansion of our LA program, and 4) formation of faculty communities of transformation. In addition to mentoring provided by the PI (Dr. Baillie), this position will receive mentoring from faculty and staff that are involved with the UALRS project. Responsibilities include conducting qualitative education research and expanding professional development for STEM faculty related to teaching with opportunities for growth. Initial one-year appointment, with possibility of re-appointment of up to 5 total years, contingent on satisfactory performance, and project scope. Opportunities to teach or co-teach STEM-related or pedagogy courses will be available and encouraged. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.
Posted: 2022-08-03 16:19:05
Math Instructional Faculty / LA Coordinator
George Mason University, Fairfax VA
Term Assistant/Associate Professor of Math, STEM Accelerator Program
The George Mason University, Department of Mathematical Sciences and STEM Accelerator in the College of Science invites energetic and enthusiastic individuals with a dedication to improving undergraduate STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to apply for our joint-appointment Term Assistant/Associate Professor position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Mason Science is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (A-JEDI) throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes anti-racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.
This is a renewable 12-month Term Instructional Faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank with a joint appointment in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the College of Science STEM Accelerator Program. Candidates who qualify for a higher rank will also be considered. In addition to an academic appointment in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, the successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary unit that consists of full-time faculty from Biology, Physics & Astronomy, Forensic Science, Geology, and Chemistry in the COS STEM Accelerator.
During the academic year, the incumbent will teach a variety of courses within the Mathematical Sciences Department. The incumbent will also work on STEM Accelerator programs and help to develop, implement, and run ongoing and new innovative programs. Academic year STEM duties include mentoring undergraduate Learning Assistants (LAs) as well as coordinating all Mathematics LAs and the faculty who are working with them. The COS STEM Accelerator portion of this position will not exceed a half-time assignment during the academic year.
During the summer months, this position is wholly dedicated to the COS STEM Accelerator Program. Summer STEM activities include, but are not limited to, boot camps for majors and STEM summer bridge camps.
Posted: 2022-09-20 09:30:31
Assistant Professor - Physics and Astronomy
Texas A&M University-Commerce
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University-Commerce invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Physics Education Research (PER). The position will begin January 2023, and is contingent upon the availability of funds. A PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field is required. The successful applicant should have a strong interest or demonstrated experience in teacher preparation. The new faculty member will be expected to: carry out a vigorous, externally-funded research program with a primary emphasis on physics education research for undergraduate and graduate projects, advise students, and participate fully in the teaching program of the department.
We have developed a unique, completely online MS program in physics for in-service high school physics teachers and are in the process of building up our undergraduate physics teacher education program. Two members of our faculty are PhysTEC fellows. The successful applicant will be involved in the continued development and expansion of these programs.
Our department and university are dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working and learning environment. We especially welcome applicants from groups traditionally underrepresented in Physics and Astronomy. This includes, but is not limited to, women, racial and ethnic underrepresented minorities, and LGBTQIA individuals as well as those residing at the intersection of these axes. The department of physics and astronomy is actively involved in furthering these causes through the APS bridge program, the national mentoring community, and through the recent creation of a women in physics group and the employment of inclusive pedagogical practices and classroom environments.
Posted: 2022-09-21 15:11:29
Director, STEM Accelerator Program
George Mason University, Fairfax VA
The STEM Accelerator in the College of Science at George Mason University aims to be a national leader of innovative and effective STEM Education initiatives in higher education. Conceived in 2011 and with a unique interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff, the Accelerator works to increase the number of STEM majors, improve retention rates of STEM students, and help STEM graduates join the workforce or continue their education. More information on the STEM Accelerator and its programs can be viewed online: https://science.gmu.edu/about/stem-accelerator.
Mason Science is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (A-JEDI) throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. In Mason’s College of Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes anti-racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.
The Director of the STEM Accelerator will centralize and organize support for diverse and active Accelerator programs, including both external and internal facing, by managing Accelerator budgets, including expenses, outreach, travel and leading workshops to advance and modernize teaching styles and pedagogy within the College of Science and provide support to administration of Learning Assistant (LA) Program, advocate for expansion and integration. The Director will report to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Affairs.
Posted: 2022-09-29 10:49:24