Postion Announcement

From: Bill Cobern (
Date: Thu Aug 24 2000 - 13:01:52 EDT

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    SCIENCE EDUCATION: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. The College of Arts and Sciences
    and the College of Education at Western Michigan University invite
    applications and nominations for a tenure-track interdisciplinary position
    in secondary science education methods. Position to begin Fall 2001. Earned
    doctorate in science education required. Applicants must have demonstrated
    strength in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics or related science.
    Experience in teaching secondary science education methods is preferred.
    Candidates possessing a record of scholarly activity in science education
    preferred, as are candidates with experience integrating technology into
    teaching, distance learning or other emerging information technologies.
    Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate science education methods
    courses, serving as a liaison between the Colleges of Education and Arts
    and Sciences, service to the professional education unit, and on-going
    collaboration with science education teachers. May be assigned graduate
    level teaching, as well as teaching off-campus. Normal expectations of all
    University faculty include advising, maintaining scholarly productivity in
    research, publications and professional presentations, participating in
    College and University committees and providing service to the field.
    Western Michigan University is a Carnegie Classification Doctoral I
    institution. The Colleges of Education and Arts and Sciences at Western are
    vital, progressive and cohesive units committed to high quality teaching,
    research and service in the delivery of all programs. The teacher education
    program at WMU is committed to an aggressive agenda to move forward into
    the next millennium, including a strong commitment to field-based education
    along with greater use of partnerships and collaborative relationships. To
    apply, submit letter of application, current vita, transcripts, placement
    file (if available), reprints of publications, and three current letters of
    recommendation which directly address the applicant's competencies and
    potentials in the areas specified. Letters of recommendation are to be
    mailed directly by the authors. Placement files should originate directly
    from the relevant placement office. Letters of application should include a
    summary of research interests. Review of applications will begin
    immediately and continue until the position is filled. Apply to: Dr.
    William Cobern, Chair, Interdisciplinary Science Education Search
    Committee, Department of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, College of
    Education, 2112 Sangren Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
    49008. Telephone 616/387-3465, fax 616/387-2882, email Western Michigan University is an Equal
    Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from
    women and minority groups.

    William W. Cobern, Ph.D.
    Professor of Science Education,
    Department of Teaching, Learning & Leadership and the Dept. of Science Studies
    Western Michigan University
    2112 Sangren Hall
    Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5192

    Voice: +616.387.2255 FAX: +616.387.2882

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    "Not all that we know is science, lest there be no possibility of
    science" Langdon Gilkey

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