Postion Announcement

From: Bill Cobern (
Date: Wed Sep 13 2000 - 13:21:24 EDT

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    I recently posted information on a WMU position in secondary science
    education. We have two MORE positions that will be advertised soon. These
    two positions involve joint appointments between science education and
    appropriate departments in science. I have copied the ad below and also the
    ad for our secondary science education position. Please contact me if you
    are interested or wish to recommend someone.

    Science Education
    Two Positions

    Western Michigan University's College of Arts and Sciences seeks
    applications for two tenure-track positions in science education at the
    assistant/associate level for Fall 2001, pending budgetary approval. WMU is
    one of the largest producers of teachers in the USA. Science education is
    an important aspect of the training of all elementary teachers and those in
    secondary education science majors. Faculty will have a primary appointment
    in either Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geosciences or Physics and a
    joint appointment in science education. The College of Arts and Sciences
    offers MA and Ph.D. degrees in science education. Candidates should have a
    doctoral degree in science education or related discipline and a strong
    background in one of the science disciplines listed above. Candidates
    should have demonstrated success in publishing scholarly research and
    teaching experience at the university or pre-college level. Appointees will
    be expected to conduct a research program in science education, supervise
    graduate students and develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses
    in science education. Western Michigan University is a student-centered
    research university and has an affirmative action program, which encourages
    applications from underrepresented groups. Send a cover letter, curriculum
    vitae, graduate transcripts, statement of research interests, and three
    letters of recommendation to: Dr. Leonard C. Ginsberg, Associate Dean,
    Chair of Science Education Search Committee, College of Arts and Sciences,
    1903 West Michigan Avenue, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
    49008-5308. Review of the applications will begin November 10, 2000 and
    continue until the positions are filled.

    For further information contact Dr. Bill Cobern or
    Dr. Bob Poel

    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.

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