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Job ID: 114364

Assistant Professor in Science Education
Duquesne University

Date Posted Oct. 22, 2018
Title Assistant Professor in Science Education
University Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Department Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Urban Education
    Science Education

The School of Education at Duquesne University invites applications for a 12-month tenure-track position in Science Education effective July 1, 2019. The appointment will be at the Assistant rank with priority given to candidates who demonstrate high potential for research and teaching excellence, and a commitment to preparing teachers who will lead STEM classrooms in under-served public schools.

The Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education offers the Ed.D., M.S., M.A.T., and B.S. degrees, as well as a variety of teaching certifications. Our collegial and dynamic department currently has 16 research-active faculty, more than 400 graduate students, and over 400 undergraduate students. Faculty research interests cover the breadth of the educational field focusing on curriculum, instruction, technology, and leadership in teaching and teacher education. Our goal is to combine scholarship and teaching to advance the educational professions.

Primary responsibilities associated with this position include:

Teaches graduate secondary level science methods courses;

Contributes to the design, development, and implementation of a new STEM Education curriculum that is funded by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation;

Engages in scholarly research and writing;

Serves on departmental and school committees.

Desired Attributes:

Teaches elementary/middle-level undergraduate and graduate science methods courses;

Advise graduate students in secondary science education;

Supervise students in the field;

Develops and maintains relationships with public schools;

Provides leadership in national and state accreditation reviews;

Serves on university committees;

Obtains external funding for research and development projects;

Demonstrates professional involvement in the field.


An earned doctorate in science education or related discipline by the time of the appointment;

Evidence of an active research agenda or an indication of considerable promise;

Experience or interest in culturally and socio-economically diverse settings;

Experience teaching or strong potential to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching science in a K-12 school setting, the ability to work effectively with learners of diverse cultures and backgrounds, and a commitment to social justice in education;

Successful candidates should also be qualified to teach biology, chemistry, or physics to undergraduate students in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.


Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflect contemporary society, serve our academic goals and enrich our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region’s HERC (

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Expressions of interest and applications will be treated in confidence. Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit the following application documents to

Letter of interest
Curriculum vitae
Research statement
Teaching philosophy
Three confidential professional letters of recommendation

Candidate review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by November 26, 2018. Questions about this position can be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Misook Heo at

  • Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

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Contact Information

  • Marla D. Bradford
    Office of Human Resource Management
    Duquesne University
    Office of Human Resource Management
    600 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15282
  • 4123961403
  • 412.396.2236


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