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Associate Professor - Science Education

Louisiana State University and A & M College
Louisiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jun 6, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Education in the College of Human Sciences and Education (HSE) at Louisiana State University (LSU) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Associate Professor of Science Education. The position will be hired at the rank of associate professor, with consideration of tenure based on level and years of experience. This individual will have a strong and cohesive research agenda and publication record in science or engineering teaching and learning at the elementary or secondary level. In addition, they will have a commitment to participating in LSU’s heavily field-based teacher preparation programs and a commitment to working with diverse populations in urban and rural settings. The individual will have a practiced ability to use and model excellent pedagogical skills in face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses and a willingness to support and mentor graduate students in science education. We welcome applicants who have a proven record of securing grants and who utilize a full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodological approaches. At LSU collaboration is highly valued and fostered, thus evidence of working relationships with science and/or engineering faculty as well as other fields is preferred. We seek a colleague who is willing to work at both the elementary and secondary levels and is interested in expanding our current programming to reach a diverse student body in new and innovative contexts. 

Required Qualifications:

- Earned doctorate in science or engineering education from an accredited university
- Previously earned tenure & promotion to the rank of associate professor

- Continuous publication record in science/engineering education research journals and presentations at national/international science or engineering education meetings

- Minimum of two years documented teaching experience at the pre-college level

- State certification to teach science

- Continuous record of external funding

- Experience teaching science education courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; including the elementary science education courses, which are heavily field-based

- Understanding of current issues and trends impacting science and engineering education, including the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards at the pre-college level

- Demonstrated experience in developing and teaching online courses

- Commitment to mentoring graduate students and serving on graduate committees

- Commitment to participate in LSU's innovative and heavily field-based teacher preparation programs

- Commitment to working with diverse populations in urban and rural settings 

About the College and the University

Our university is located in the city of Baton Rouge, the capitol of Louisiana This metropolitan area, located only an hour from New Orleans, offers scholars rich urban, suburban, and rural environments in which to work and live—as well as opportunities for international research and study. Our college and school are dedicated to supporting faculty members in the pursuit of cutting-edge scholarship through mentoring and internal grant opportunities. Louisiana State University is an active institutional partner within the Southern Educational Conference (SEC).


Special Instructions:

Application Deadline and Procedures:
Applications should be submitted electronically through the LSU website. Only electronic applications will be reviewed. Applicants should include:
1.     Letter of interest describes how you envision your fit within our school relative to the qualifications listed in this advertisement;
2.     Complete curriculum vitae; and
3.     Complete contact information for three references (mailing address, phone and email).

The hiring committee will request letters of recommendation and samples of publications from a finite group of finalists.  

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!


LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (   

COVID-19 Vaccine Protocol:

LSU requires the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty, and staff or mandatory monthly testing. New employees must either submit proof of vaccination within three (3) days of their official start date, otherwise they will be entered into the mandatory monthly testing protocol beginning in November 2021. 

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

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