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Science Education Master Teacher (Lecturer Faculty Rank)

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Posting Details

Position Information

Academic Home Department: Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
Posting Job Title: Science Education Master Teacher (Lecturer Faculty Rank)
Recruitment Type: Non-Tenure Track

Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Area of Specialty-Discipline: Science Education
Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable: Not applicable
Position Status: Regular Faculty
Tenure Track Status: Non-Tenure Track
Terms of Employment: 9-Month
Contract Type: Full-time
Date Position Available: 08/01/2017

Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of this nine-month, non-tenure track faculty position include teaching or co-teaching undergraduate science education courses and supervising the field experiences of secondary science education candidates as Master Teacher in the OwlTeach program http://owlteach.kennesaw.edu/. The successful candidate may also be assigned to teach other education or science courses.

Additional responsibilities include serving on committees related to education for OwlTeach, the department, the college, and the university as well as active involvement in teacher education and community outreach related to science education.

Candidates should possess experience with reform-based science education pedagogy, strong organizational and mentoring skills, ability to recruit candidates into the science teaching profession and a dedication to mentoring both preservice and in-service science teachers.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

A graduate degree in a science discipline or biology education, chemistry education, physics education, science education, in a related field, or the foreign equivalent, or its equivalent in training, ability, and/or experience is required. Eighteen graduate credit hours in biology or chemistry or physics are required. The graduate degree must be conferred upon time of hire. A minimum of five years of secondary science teaching experience is also required.

Ideal qualifications include a doctorate degree in any of the cited disciplines or a related field, recognition for teaching effectiveness and experience with research-based best science teaching practices, commitment to working in an environment that fosters diversity and collaboration, experience teaching diverse learners and mentoring preservice and induction-phase science teachers.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 02/27/2017
Questions About Position Opening:

Michael Dias, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
370 Paulding Ave, MD 1202
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA 30144
mdias@kennesaw.edu
470-578-2217

Additional Information for Applicants

To guarantee full consideration, submit all application materials by February 27, 2017.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin February 27, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application addressing their qualifications for the position, current curriculum vitae or resume, statement of teaching philosophy, names and contact information of three references, and unofficial academic transcripts (official transcripts are required before employment at KSU). All application materials must be submitted via the online application system (https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu ). Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Michael Dias, who serves as the chair (mdias@kennesaw.edu, 470-578-2217).

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000502
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 34792
Departmental/College Overview:

The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology serves nearly 2,000 undergraduate majors earning the Bachelor of Science Degree in biology or biology education, and over 100 majors in environmental science. The Department serves other academic programs by providing a two course environmental science and issues sequence that fulfills the general education science requirement for non-majors as well as anatomy and physiology courses primarily for majors in the College of Health and Human Services. Faculty and staff with expertise in multiple areas all contribute to highly collaborative and interdisciplinary biology departments, and provide opportunities for undergraduate research. Graduate students in the Masters of Science in Integrative Biology follow a two-year, research intensive, thesis-based master’s program.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents