Assistant Teaching Professor of Science Education

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ

ID: 7066377
Posted: May 21, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Posting Summary
Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education (GSE), seeks qualified candidates to join our nationally and internationally recognized Physics Education/Urban Social Justice Teacher Education program as an Assistant Teaching Professor of Science Education (Non-Tenure Track) in the Department of Learning and Teaching. Rutgers GSE recently launched our Urban Social Justice Program, which aims to develop a generation of teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to teach and advocate for all students and learn from the communities they serve. Rutgers Physics Teacher Education Program is an award-winning program that has been producing physics teachers that remain in the profession for over 15 years. It focuses on graduating physics and physical science teachers who are deeply versed in their subject matter, skilled in student-centered inquiry-oriented teaching methods and are active members of the professional learning community.

The successful candidate will assume an active role as a full-time member of the Science Education program and the GSE community.

Responsibilities will include

• Coordinate physics and physical science teacher education program, recruit and mentor students in the program and teach 18 credits of physics/physical science methods or other education courses per calendar year.
• Conduct research on the effectiveness of the program for accreditation purposes.
• Work with colleagues in the GSE and Rutgers science departments to establish middle school science teacher preparation program, develop science methods courses for this program and teach 3 credits of science methods courses in it.
• Work with colleagues in the GSE to strategically align physics/physical science and life science teacher education programs with the urban social justice mission of the GSE through program development and grant writing.
• Maintain and further develop the existing community of physics educators – graduates of the program and expand it to include teachers from GSE Community School Partnership Network.
• Engage in general service to the department of Learning and Teaching.
• Engage in general service to the GSE.

Subject to the availability of funding, the position will begin September, 2020.


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