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STEM Teacher Education Faculty Member

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The JHU SOE Master of Education (M.Ed.) for Teaching Professionals is hiring a STEM Teacher Education Faculty Member.

The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Education (SOE) invites applications for a promotion-track, open rank STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Teacher Education Faculty Member. We are seeking a dynamic, experienced STEM Teacher Educator who will play a crucial role in shaping the future of education by supporting and developing current and aspiring STEM teachers in a new Master of Education for Teaching Professionals program. Candidates will help design and implement an innovative teacher training program, while providing guidance, mentoring, and professional development to STEM educators. These efforts will directly impact the quality of STEM education and inspire the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers. Applications will be accepted immediately. The start date is negotiable (for January or July 2024).

This faculty position is housed within the Department of Innovative Teaching and Leadership. Primary responsibilities include teaching, curriculum development, teacher training, technology integration, educational research, and collaboration within the School of Education and across the university and broader community. The proposed program supports SOE’s mission to generate knowledge to inform policy and practice and educate society to address the most important challenges faced by individuals, schools, and communities.

The Master of Education for Teaching Professionals will prepare candidates to become secondary STEM educators for grades 7-12 classrooms. The program addresses teaching holistically by developing professional educators who:

· deeply understand themselves and their learners;

· are reform-minded and equity-oriented

· possess extensive pedagogical and technological content knowledge;

· can integrate academic content through immersive, evidence and inquiry-based instruction focusing on sustainable development; and

· can integrate academic content through immersive, evidence and inquiry-based instruction focusing on sustainable development, allowing K-12 students to address and explore solutions to address real-world problems impacting society, such as climate change, disaster risk reduction, equity, and sustainable consumption.

As one of nine academic units that comprise Johns Hopkins University, a globally recognized and productive research institution, the highly ranked School of Education invests in scholars, researchers, and clinicians capable of reforming 21st-century education and strengthening communities. SOE graduate programs seek to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of students as they lead efforts to build new opportunities in varied educational contexts. Through multidisciplinary lenses, SOE educates candidates who will promote innovation in the paradigms, strategies, values, and cultures of their individual professional contexts. The goal is to provide powerful graduate educational experiences in an environment of entrepreneurship and innovation.


Required Qualifications

· Doctorate in Education, STEM Education, or related field

· A strong background in STEM fields with a focus on pedagogical expertise

· Experience in teacher education, curriculum development, and educational leadership

· Experience working with diverse populations, including underrepresented groups and learners with varying needs and abilities

· Excellent communication and presentation skills to effectively convey complex concepts to diverse audiences

· Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and foster positive working relationships with program students, K-12 teachers and leaders, and university partners

· Passion for promoting STEM education and inspiring educators to foster a love for STEM subjects in students

· Demonstrated accomplishments in and commitment to conducting educational research and grant writing

· Commitment to continuous learning and professional development

Preferred Qualifications

· Familiarity with national and state STEM educational standards and initiatives

· Knowledge of current trends and advancements in educational technology and its application in STEM classrooms

· Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor other educators, including aspiring educators, early career teachers, and colleagues

· Willingness to stay updated with emerging trends in STEM education, adapt to changing educational landscapes, and innovate teaching approaches accordingly

· Substantial teaching experience in K-12 educational settings

Application Instructions

The School of Education has two faculty tracks: one focused on research and one focused on teaching and program development. This position is open to candidates with either focus.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position rank will be determined based upon the qualifications of the successful applicant. To apply, submit a letter of interest that includes a statement of qualifications for the position; current curriculum vitae; and three (3) names of references who can attest to your qualifications for the position.

For Inquiries regarding position expectations can be directed to Program Lead, Mary Ellen Beaty-O’Ferrall or Academic Program Administrator, Julianne Taylor

Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant. JHU is a smoke free/drug free environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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