This job has expired

Open Rank Professor in Science Education

University of Iowa
Iowa, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 29, 2021

View more

Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

The University of Iowa
College of Education
Department of Teaching and Learning
Open Rank Professor in Science Education


The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa invites applications for an academic-year tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in the Science Education program. The position will begin August 17, 2022.


We seek individuals with evidence of significant professional promise or accomplishment in research that impacts Science Education. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain a robust program of empirical research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Science Education, and advise MA and PhD students. We seek applicants who actively engage diversity, equity, inclusivity, and anti-racist education.

Education Requirement

Prospective candidates must have earned a doctorate in Science Education or a related discipline by
August 1, 2022.

Required Qualifications

(1) Evidence of scholarly productivity or promise of scholarly productivity (rank dependent);
(2) experience in science instruction; (3) potential for securing external funds for research, training, and program development; (4) demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and anti-racist education and (5) expertise in biology/life science instruction within Science Education.

Desirable Qualifications

(1) Successful experience teaching in K-12 settings; (2) evidence of excellent teaching skills at the undergraduate and graduate level; (3) Licensure (or eligibility for licensure) in Science Education at the secondary level; (4) a record of securing external funds for research, training, and program development; and (5) interest in building partnerships across campus and with local schools and communities.


Major responsibilities include: conduct an active program of research and build a scholarly research agenda in education; design and teach undergraduate/graduate courses in teacher education in the Department of Teaching and Learning; and advise MA and PhD students in the Science Education program. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to pursue and secure external funding; contribute to national and international scholarship; be involved with local, state, and national activities that support the practice of Science Education; actively engage diversity, equity, inclusivity, and anti-racist education; and participate in service to the program, department, college, and university. Faculty are required to engage in at least 4 hours per semester of collaboration with teachers in contributing to instruction in K12 classrooms.


Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent start-up package, benefits, and research support.


Academic year (9 month) tenure-track appointment beginning August 17, 2022.


Candidates should submit an application letter addressing all qualifications noted above, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly writing, contact information for three references, and graduate college transcripts. To apply for this position, go to our website at choose requisition number 74316. Address inquiries or nominations to Brian Hand ( or call 319-335-5590.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About the Department and Science Education

The Department of Teaching and Learning (T & L) at the University of Iowa includes over 35 faculty members and 900 students. It includes nine teacher education programs as well as MAT/MS/MA and PhD graduate programs. The Science Education program offers a number of licensure-seeking degree programs, including a BA, a joint BA/MAT, and an MAT. The Science Education program also offers several non-licensure programs: a BS in Science Studies, an MS in STEM Education, an MS in Science Education, and a PhD in Science Education. These programs provide students with classroom, research, and course curriculum development opportunities to become educators and researchers at the forefront of the profession. The Department has an active Solidarity Committee who guides work on equity, justice, and anti-racist education the Teacher Education Program.

About the College

The College of Education offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation.  Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders in their fields.  Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning.  The College houses several Centers that support work in critical areas of education, including UI REACH, Iowa Reading Research Center, Iowa Center for School Mental Health, and the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.  The College of Education also houses nature-based educational programing through their School of the Wild, Summer Wildlife Camps and the Iowa Raptor Center.  These educational programs support K-12 students as well as the general public.  This rich educational environment provides unique opportunities for research on informal learning environments and for training grants.

The College has a Strategic Plan (, which includes actively engaging with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The College is working intentionally through our Anti-Racism Collaborative 

About the University and Surrounding Community

The University of Iowa (UI) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities.  UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909.  UI ranks #33 among the nation’s 629 public universities (U.  S.   News & World Report).  More than 32,500 students earn bachelor’s, graduate, and professional degrees from UI’s 11 colleges.  

UI is located in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely recognized as one of the country’s most livable communities.  With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds.  Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools, historic neighborhoods, and a lively downtown.  Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world.  The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive. 

The University of Iowa is a founding member of the Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual-career couples. 

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.

You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert