San Diego State University’s School of Teacher Education (STE) invites applicants in STEM education with a focus in science to join our collaborative group of teacher educators. We are housed in the #1-ranked College of Education in the California State University system and offer programs at the undergraduate, teacher credential, and graduate levels. The excellence of our programs in the School of Teacher Education is built on our collaboration with our diverse school communities by promoting inquiry-based and culturally-responsive learning environments. SDSU is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. SDSU’s Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE, http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/CRMSE/) provides a unique environment to encourage and support research collaboration among faculty in the College of Education and the College of Sciences.
The Position: The School of Teacher Education is searching for a tenure track assistant professor in STEM Education with expertise in science education. Position begins in August 2020.
Earned doctorate in Science Education or a closely related field. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered; however, the doctorate must be completed by August 1, 2020.
K-12 STEM classroom experience.
Evidence of scholarship commensurate with academic experience.
Commitment to equity and access in education for all learners.
Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the department, college, and university.
Strong commitment to both research and teaching in STEM education.
Experience or interest in seeking external funding.
Experience in teaching elementary and/or secondary science teaching methods.
Experience and/or scholarly interest in topics related to diversity and English Learners in STEM education.
Knowledge of and/or interest in computer science education or engineering education
Experience or interest in delivering instruction using distance learning, online technologies, and learning management systems such as Blackboard or Canvas.
Tenure-track positions carry responsibilities in teaching, scholarship, and service.
RANK AND SALARY
Appointment is for a 10–month assistant professor with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 95 areas, master degrees in 78 and doctorates in 22. The campus community has a student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and staff. SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity by the Carnegie Foundation and has been named on the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index as the No. 1 small research university in the nation.
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university with a commitment to equity and inclusive excellence. Our campus is ranked No. 2 in institutions across the country serving Hispanic students. Our campus community is enriched by our diversity. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
The region boasts a sunny and temperate climate, beautiful beaches, and casual living in an intellectually rich environment. Additional information about the university is available at http://www.sdsu.edu.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
The College of Education (COE, http://coe.sdsu.edu/) comprises seven diverse departments/schools committed to one unified mission: to prepare education, community-service, and counseling professionals to provide the highest quality learning environments to ensure student and client success. Ranked first among all California State Universities and rated in the top 15% of Colleges of Education (U.S. News & World Report, 2020), the College engages in strategic partnerships with the field of practice to improve client outcomes, to increase institutional effectiveness, and to promote social justice. College faculty members engage in several highly regarded university centers and institutes, including the Center for Visual Literacies, the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education, the Center for Teaching Critical Thinking and Creativity, and the Pre-College Institute.
SCHOOL OF TEACHER EDUCATION (STE)
Because SDSU began as a normal school, teacher education is central to the historic mission of the university. With nationally recognized research accomplishments and diverse expertise, the STE is academic home to 15 tenured/tenure-track faculty and more than 70 adjunct faculty and lecturers (http://coe.sdsu.edu/ste/). The STE offers programs at the undergraduate, teaching credential, and graduate levels. It serves undergraduate students through our liberal studies program. Our teacher credential programs prepare teachers using a cohort model. Teacher candidates are able to earn either a multiple subjects (elementary) or single subject (secondary) teaching credential. At the graduate level, the STE offers specialized master's degrees, including a mathematics and science focused-MAT, a COE-sponsored joint Ph.D. program in Education with Claremont Graduate University and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a focus on Science and Mathematics Teacher Leadership in collaboration with the Department of Educational Leadership. STEM Education faculty also have the option to join the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE) that brings together faculty from COE with the College of Sciences and houses a joint Ph.D. Program in Mathematics and Science Education with the University of California - San Diego (http://crmse.sdsu.edu). STE Faculty actively engage in externally-funded research and community service that are designed to improve student outcomes.
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The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
The mission of San Diego State University is to provide research-oriented, high-quality education for under - graduate and graduate students and to contribute to the solution of problems through excellence and distinction in teaching, research, and service. The university strives to impart an appreciation and broad understanding of the human experience throughout the world and the ages. This education extends to diverse cultural legacies and accomplishments in many areas, such as the arts and technology; the advancement of human thought, including philosophy and science; the development of economic, political, and social institutions; and the physical and biological evolution of humans and their environment. San Diego State University pursues its mission through its many diverse departments and interdisciplinary programs in the creative and performing arts, the humanities, the sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.
Academic and Community Engagement — San Diego State University is a community of leaders committed to student success and life-changing opportunities for students, such as study abroad, under - graduate research, leadership training, and entrepreneurial exp...eriences. SDSU is the oldest higher education institution in the San Diego region, and our deep community roots provide access to internships, mentoring relation - ships, and volunteer opportunities that complement and enhance the classroom experience. SDSU is an academically rich university that provides endless possibilities for students: bachelor’s degrees in 96 areas, master’s degrees in 80 fields, and 21 doctoral degrees (Ph.D., Ed.D., Au.D., and D.P.T.). SDSU is a place for the best and brightest to dream of who they will become and to make those dreams a reality.
Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - Diversity is a hallmark of San Diego State University, where students from all backgrounds achieve excellence and success. The university has been recognized nationally for large increases in graduation rates and for nearly eliminating achievement gaps among ethnic and racial groups. SDSU’s campus reflects the diversity of our region and the world beyond. Stu - dents from more than 90 nations con - tribute to SDSU’s dynamic mix of ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds. SDSU tied for No. 7 in the nation for ethnic and racial diversity, received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for five consecutive years, is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving institution, and is one of the top universities in economic diversity. More than half of our students and 43 percent of our tenure-track faculty members are women. We are a national model for educating military veterans, and we rank as one of the most LGBTQ+-friendly campuses in the nation. Through our “One SDSU Community” initiative, our campus fosters shared experiences, values, and aspirations that embrace our unique identities, respect our diversity, and recognize our common humanity.
Education and Global Perspectives — One of our goals at SDSU is to prepare global citizens. From curriculum content and cultural campus activities to international research and exchange programs, we are creating a global experience that will be transformational for our students. SDSU ranks No. 5 in the nation in the number of students who study abroad to gain new perspectives and to grow personally and intellectually. More than 3,000 SDSU students study abroad each year in more than 70 countries, including the United Kingdom, China, Italy, Mexico, and Spain. Our campus-based academic programs reinforce this global perspective. These programs include the Center for International Business Education and Research; the Center for Latin American Studies; the International Security and Conflict Resolution degree program; and the International Business program, which ranks No. 12 in the nation.
Research and Creative Endeavors — San Diego State is a leading public research university with a thriving research agenda and competitive awards totaling over $134 million in 2017-2018 — including funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the California Department of Health Services. Undergraduate research and entrepreneurship are hallmarks of SDSU. Stu - dents collaborate with faculty and staff in on-campus laboratories to address national and global challenges, and they create new companies and social enterprises in our entrepreneurship and innovation centers. More than 90 SDSU students have earned prestigious Fulbright awards since 2005, while other students have received Gilman International Scholarships, Boren Awards for International Study, the Udall Scholarship for environmental work, and Gates Cambridge Scholarships.
Leadership Starts Here — SDSU lives by the ethos “Leadership Starts Here” – a pretty bold statement. It is also a promise – one that our students keep every day by focusing on academic excellence and engaging society’s challenges. SDSU’s legacy of leadership is found in research and innovation, entrepreneur - ship, community engagement, and global competition. SDSU alumni lead governments, businesses and organizations throughout the world. They are legislators, CEOs, company presidents and founders, school administrators, and engineers. Aztecs run biotech companies, accounting firms, restaurant chains, film studios, and hospitals, just to name a few.