The Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, with expertise in Science Education in their Teacher Education Program, effective August 2018.

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at https://www.chapman.edu/diversity.

The Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies houses both undergraduate and graduate programs in teacher education. At the graduate level, our credential-embedded Master of Arts program prepares K-12 teachers to work with children of varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we offer an integrated 4+1 credential-embedded program starting at the undergraduate level that leads to a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction. All credential programs recognize the need to develop teachers who can apply research-based approaches to teaching while maintaining the social consciousness to address inequities in current educational structures. The programs seek to prepare professionals who are forward thinking and envision the world of education in new and dynamic ways. We are committed to providing Chapman University students with a dynamic and intellectually challenging liberal arts-based education that promotes critical social transformation among our students and in schools and society. The Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies offers Master of Arts degrees in Teaching, Curriculum and Instruction, and Special Education, with embedded credentials. Additional information is available at https://www.chapman.edu/education


Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in Science Education (or with Science Education emphasis), Learning Sciences, or related fields.
  • Desire to create innovative Science Education/STEM programs and experiences for pre-service and in-service teachers.
  • Ability to teach a range of teacher education courses in addition to science-specific courses.
  • Proven commitment to collaboration.
  • Experience with student-centered environments.
  • Understanding of educating for a culturally diverse society.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • A valid Single Subject Credential (or the equivalent) in one of the science subjects at State or National Board level.
  • Evidence of effective teaching in higher education.
  • A demonstrated record or promise of sustainable and significant research and scholarship.
  • Experience in PK-12 schools as an educator.
  • Experience in multiple science content preparations (i.e., biological, physical, geo science).
  • Experience in integrating science into multiple core content areas (e.g., language arts, social science, and mathematics).
  • Familiarity with Common Core standards and Next Generation Science Standards,
  • Expertise in cross-disciplinary methods of examining learning processes and environments.
  • Active involvement in professional organizations.
  • An ability to design and implement program assessment tools.
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative research.
  • Experience using technology to enhance educational environments.
  • Experience with emergent bilingual learners and bilingual education.
  • Speaks Spanish and has first-hand experience with Latinx immigrant students and children of immigrants who represent a strong influence in the surrounding communities.

Preference may be given to candidates with a background in teaching science methods at multiple levels (i.e., elementary, middle, and high school). Scholarly interests in, but not limited to, learning sciences, environmental science and urban sciences, PK-12 student outcomes, teacher preparation, teacher professional development, urban education, school-based research, school-community connections, inclusive schooling, bilingual education, Universal Design for Learning, and/or second language acquisition are desirable.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Teach, advise and mentor students in our Teacher Education Degree Programs to effectively teach Science in traditionally underserved communities.
  • Establish a strong research agenda and actively seek external funding to support research.
  • Actively contribute as an integral member of the Attallah College faculty in the ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of our degree programs.
  • Assist in the innovative redesign of our Teacher Education Degree Programs in response to changing demands in teacher preparation associated with the introduction of Common Core State Standards, evolving Teacher Performance Assessments, increasing numbers of emergent bilingual learners and students with special needs in general education classrooms, and the continued infusion of technology to enhance classroom teaching.
  • Design new course curriculum and teach courses in the Credential Programs. Current course descriptions are available at http://www.chapman.edu/ces/graduate/index.aspx

Tenure track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching and service.
The successful applicant will contribute to the overall direction of the Donna Ford Attallah College Teacher Education programs in an effort to re-envision teacher education, and will be required to establish a rigorous and ongoing research agenda.

Contact Information

Qualified applicants should electronically submit a faculty application, cover letter detailing qualifications related to the position description, curriculum vitae and one sample of research publications/submissions, and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Meghan Cosier and Dr. Lilia Monzo, Search Committee Co-Chairs
c/o Zac Nguyen, Search Coordinator, at znguyen@Chapman.edu

Please use “Teacher Education Position” as the subject of the email.

Application review will begin in November. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.

Inquiries: All inquiries about the position should be directed to Zac Nguyen at znguyen@Chapman.edu.