Overview

The College of Education at Texas Tech University is recognized as an emerging national leader in high-quality and innovative educator preparation. We are growing rapidly as we recruit gifted and entrepreneurial faculty that are committed to results-based education enacted in multiple ways with the schools, agencies, and communities that we serve across Texas and the nation. The work of the College is deeply rooted in authentic partnerships that provide guidance in producing the measurably best educators and providing services that add significant value to those we serve.

Texas Tech University seeks an Assistant Professor in the area of STEM Education working in the graduate program area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for an academic year position starting in January/August 2018. The STEM program emphasis is seeking an exemplary individual to join a productive faculty that includes scholar activists who are engaged in EC-12 schools.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have:
1. a doctorate in STEM education or closely related field;
2. at least three years of EC-12 teaching experiences in either formal or informal settings;
3. a track-record or potential for peer-refereed publications and conference presentations in the field of STEM education;
4. a strong background in conducting research, especially intervention research, in STEM education using quantitative and/or mixed method research methodologies;
5. a solid understanding of the literature, policies, and issues of STEM education; and
6. experience working with diverse student populations.

Preference will be given to candidates with:

1. experience in engineering and/or technology and how they are used in schools, teacher induction programs, and teacher development contexts;
2. a track-record of college-level teaching;
3. evidence of skills to develop and teach face-to-face, blended, and online STEM graduate level courses and quantitative research methods courses;
4. a history of obtaining external funding;
5. experience working in teacher education, professional development, and/or teacher induction programs domestically and internationally;
6. a track-record of conducting research in STEM using large databases and various statistics modeling in the international contexts;
7. experience working with high-need student populations and first-generation students;
8. experience working as an active collaborator and leader in a team work context within an institution and/or across different institutions domestically and internationally; and
9. a track-record of of engagement with local, national, and/or international professional organizations and agencies.

Responsibilities:
1. develop and teach graduate STEM courses and quantitative and/or mixed methods research method courses that foster graduate students’ conceptual understanding and measurable skills – specifically in face-to-face, online, and blended formats;
2. partner with schools and/or professional organizations and agencies to ensure meaningful, collaborative research, teaching, and practice;
3. conduct and publish peer refereed research that meaningfully contributes to the improvement of policy, program, and practice of STEM education and/or closely related fields;
4. involve, support, and supervise students in conducting research and professional practices in a manner that promotes their synthesis and application of their knowledge and skills developed in the program studies;
5. apply for, obtain, and manage external funding to support research and the improvement of professional practice;
6. serve as a advisor of graduate students, chair, and member of doctoral committees, and direct student research work;
7. offer service at department, college, and university levels;
8. contribute to the advancement of specialization and program goals through various kinds of professional service.

The College of Education at Texas Tech University is comprised of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership, and the Department of Teacher Education. The College of Education houses 11 graduate programs between the three departments that prepare both applied and basic researchers who possess the skills to work with diverse populations. Texas Tech University, a member of the Big 12 Conference, is located in Lubbock, Texas (population 260,000). Texas Tech University is a comprehensive university with an enrollment around 37,000 and is the only campus in Texas where both the law school and medical school are housed at the same location. The University has a wide range of undergraduate and graduate NCATE/CAE accredited programs.

Interested candidates should submit application materials online at the TTU Personnel Employment website: http://jobs.texastech.edu. Requisition # 11955BR. Please include your curriculum vitae, a list of three references with complete address, phone number, and email address, and a letter of application that addresses your qualifications and experience required for the position. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.