Assistant Professor of STEM and Teacher Education (Tenure Track)

Assistant Professor of STEM and Teacher Education (Tenure Track)

Division/Department: Academic Affairs, Center for Excellence in Education
Open Date: Feb. 8, 2021

Summary

Morehouse College is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of STEM and teacher education. We seek candidates who can effectively integrate computational thinking, educational technology, and transformational STEM pedagogies into the newly launched Morehouse Center for Excellence in Education teacher preparation program.

The successful candidate will teach educator preparation courses, particularly in STEM subject areas, and will actively recruit, advise, and supervise pre-service teachers, coordinate field experiences, and support the strategic initiatives of MCEE. Additionally, the candidate will actively pursue a research agenda (and seek external funding) with an emphasis on improving the educational experiences and outcomes for underserved or marginalized students, particularly in the areas of math, science, and computing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teaching in the MCEE educator preparation and teacher certification program
  • Developing new STEM courses and programs
  • Writing and managing STEM-related grants
  • Advising and mentoring students and pre-service teachers
  • Collaborating with other departments (e.g., computer science, biology) in the preparation of secondary computer science STEM teachers
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • An earned doctorate in education with a depth of study and research in STEM and teacher education or a closely related field (e.g., educational technology, information science, and technology, engineering, or computer science)
  • Experience working with pre-service or in-service STEM teachers
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in college-level teaching
  • Demonstrated potential for published scholarship in STEM education
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching and mentoring students from underrepresented groups (e.g., experience teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, understanding of culturally responsive pedagogy or pedagogical content knowledge related to needs of students from underrepresented groups)
  • Familiarity with STEM standards in education and other pedagogical reforms
  • Education presentations, publications, or other forms of scholarly communication with an emphasis on best practices in STEM education
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty in other disciplines and content areas
  • Application and integration of new technologies and evidence-based teaching interventions in teacher education
  • Teaching experience, preferably in highly diverse K-12 settings
  • Experience implementing multiple teaching formats (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online)
  • Post-secondary teaching experience
Application Instructions
  • A letter of application providing detail on how you meet the qualifications for the position and why you are a good fit for Morehouse College in particular (no more than two pages)
  • A current curriculum vitae (no more than four pages)
  • A statement of teaching philosophy (no more than two pages)
  • A research/scholarship agenda (no more than two pages)
  • The names and contact information of three professional references
    • You should arrange to have three letters of recommendation from those references submitted in confidence to:
      The Morehouse College Center for Excellence in Education
      Dr. Nina Gilbert
      Morehouse College
      830 Westview Drive, SW
      Atlanta, GA 30314

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