Assistant Professor, Science Education at The Ohio State University

Assistant Professor, Science Education at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
November 23, 2016
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

The Department of Teaching and Learning seeks applications for an Assistant Professor position in Science Education. The department seeks individuals with scholarly expertise in Science Education and an interest in K-12 urban education in schools populated by ethnically and economically diverse students, including emergent bilingual learners as well as refugee children and youth. The candidate is expected to have experience with the use of digital technologies in education and be interested in exploring the use of such innovative approaches in teaching and learning sciences in the elementary, middle, and/or upper grades.

The Department of Teaching and Learning, encompassing seven areas of study, values collaborative and interdisciplinary scholarship. The successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with internationally recognized faculty in STEM Education in the College of Education and Human Ecology as well as STEM faculty in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Engineering including the recently established Department of Engineering Education. Additionally, the candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with eminent scholars within the Department of Teaching and Learning.

As a Research I institution, The Ohio State University places emphasis on high quality teaching, innovative research, publication in peer-reviewed journals, and service to the university and the profession at large. The College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) houses several centers, such as the EHE Research Methodology Center, and is a partner in the Early College STEM Middle School and High School on Campus. The College of EHE enrolls approximately 3,700 undergraduate and 1.500 graduate students. The Ohio State University, one of the top research focused institutions in the country, is a land-grant institution with approximately 64,000 students. Located on a 3,243 acre campus in Columbus, Ohio, the University offers a comprehensive curriculum and boasts diversity in programs, people and facilities.

Columbus is one of the fastest growing major metropolitan areas in the country. As an established research and tech city, Columbus area is home to the Ohio State University and various medical and tech research centers that attract the brightest minds from around the world, and the nationally acclaimed Columbus arts scene means creativity abounds. Columbus boasts a younger, more diverse, and more educated population than the national average.

Duties and Responsibilities

Position responsibilities include: research, teaching, and service; contribution to undergraduate and graduate licensure programs as well as the master of arts and PhD programs in STEM education; collaborating with colleagues within the department and across colleges to expand world-class scholarship; seeking external grants for research and scholarly activities, expanding partnerships with urban schools.

Position Requirements
  1. A doctorate in Science Education or a closely related field, with a strong focus in one or more science disciplines
  2. Evidence of robust research, publications, and grant work in Science Education
  3. Teaching experience in pre-service or in-service science teacher education

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience working in racially, ethnically, and economically diverse urban schools and/or communities
  2. Experience in teaching elementary, middle, and/or high school science
  3. Experience using technological tools and media in teaching and learning science
  4. Experience seeking and acquiring external grant funding
Required Experience

[see above]

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Applicants should submit the following:

a letter of application in which the required and preferred qualifications are addressed; a statement of research interests and trajectory; a statement of teaching philosophy; a current curriculum vitae; the names and contact information of three (3) individuals who can speak to the candidate’s teaching, scholarship and potential; unofficial transcripts showing pertinent graduate and undergraduate coursework; and two (2) representative research manuscripts.

Review of application will commence on December 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

All inquiries should be addressed to:
Jo’Vanna Zanders, Administrative Assistant, Department of Teaching and Learning,

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.