Overview

The College of Education through its Department of Curriculum and Instruction is seeking to hire a Professor of Practice to join its faculty. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in the College of Education, the focus of this position is on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of K-12 curricula and teaching practices that promote student learning in STEM areas for each and every learner, including the substantial and growing population of emergent bilinguals (i.e., English language learners) in U.S. schools. The work would build upon and extend partnerships of the College and Department with other units on campuses, and especially with the College of Engineering and other STEM-minded colleges.

Primary responsibilities associated with this position are collaboration with faculty in the development and testing of curricula in ways that engage faculty expertise and provide new venues for faculty and graduate student research, assembling and supporting a development and dissemination team, and pursuit of external funding to support development and implementation of curriculum materials and professional learning experiences. The successful candidate would have excellent interpersonal skills and competence in coordinating projects and in developing and nurturing partnerships with educational and non-educational entities.

A doctoral degree in education or a related area is required along with at least 10 years of successful experience marketing curriculum materials. Desired qualifications include: evidence of success in managing national projects, evidence of success in obtaining external funding, experience supporting large-scale professional learning activities, awareness of curriculum needs of emerging bilinguals (in particular, English language learners), and knowledge of goals and standards for engineering education, and experience as a learner or instructor in online teaching/learning environments.

To apply, applicants should submit a letter documenting qualifications for the position; a current curriculum vitae; and three letters of reference attesting to the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/86146

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