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Assistant Professor of Science Education (Secondary Science)

California State University, Long Beach
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Department of Science Education
Tenure-Track Position Opening

Recruitment Number: 2629
Position: Assistant Professor of Science Education (Secondary Science)
Effective Date: August 17, 2021 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in science education or related field. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2021.
  • Undergraduate major in a science field or at least 32 semester units of science coursework (may be either undergraduate or graduate).
  • Grade 6-12 teaching science experience as the teacher of record.
  • Experience working with pre-service or in-service science teachers.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in college level teaching.
  • Demonstrated potential for published scholarship in science education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

    Preferred Qualifications: Successful candidates may meet some of these qualifications
  • Demonstrated effectiveness teaching science at the grade 6-12 level.
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching and mentoring students from underrepresented groups (e.g., experience teaching and mentoring diverse students, understanding of culturally-responsive pedagogy or pedagogical content knowledge related to needs of students from underrepresented groups).
  • Familiarity with U.S. public schools, science standards, and pedagogical reforms.
  • Science Education presentations, publications, or other forms of scholarly communication with emphasis on both science teachers and science education scholars.
  • Interest in working collaboratively with science education faculty and/or faculty in other disciplines.
  • Engagement with science teacher organizations (e.g. National Science Teaching Association, state science teacher associations, etc.).

    Review of applications to begin September 30, 2020
    Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

    A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.


    CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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