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Auburn University-College of Sciences and Mathematics

Tenure Track Position in Discipline-Based Education Research 

The College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month position at the level of Assistant Professor, with research interests in the area of discipline-based education research. The home department of the successful candidate will be housed in either COSAM’s Department of Biological Sciences or Department of Physics, according to the background of the candidate. COSAM has recently hired DBER faculty in the Department of Geosciences and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

COSAM is eager to grow this developing DBER group within the college.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded DBER program and collaborate with a growing cohort of researchers within the college on studying/transforming STEM higher education through basic and applied research methods and their assessment. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, innovation of evidence-based, active-learning course development/delivery, and efficacy of student-led teaching methods in the learning process within the STEM classroom/lab. Duties also will include teaching in the home department at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervising graduate research.

A Ph.D. in one of the science disciplines of the above participating departments, a record of scholarly accomplishments in science education research, and at least one year of research/teaching experience beyond the Ph.D. are required. The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States on the date the appointment is scheduled to begin (August 2018) and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal communications skills.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2018, it was ranked 46th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2017 enrollment of 29,776 students includes 23,964 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus. A large and dynamic STEM program exists at Auburn, with close to 50% of total student instruction being based within STEM departments.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a detailed 2 to 3-page statement of the research plan, a 2-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of at least three references when submitted electronically at  https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/2489

Review of applications will begin 1 December 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information please contact dber3@auburn.edu.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer



Last Updated: 09/29/2017