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Job ID: 136068

Assistant or Associate Professor in Science/STEM Education
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Jan. 13, 2020
Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Science/STEM Education
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8G050:STEM Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Secondary Education
    Science Education
    Math Education

The Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in STEM Education with an emphasis in science education. The appointment is a nine-month appointment, effective August 16, 2020. Salary and rank (assistant or associate professor) are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application reviews begin December 3, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

This faculty role emphasizes instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Projected distribution of effort for instruction is between 65-80% with the remaining percentage apportioned across research and service. The anticipated percentage for scholarly activity is between 10-15%.

This faculty member will teach middle grades and secondary science education courses as well as graduate level courses focused on research in the STEM disciplines. The faculty member will also conduct research in science/STEM education resulting in refereed presentations and publications at the national level; collaborate with science, science education, and STEM education faculty to seek extramural funding for research, development, and teacher enhancement activities; assist in developing and teaching new courses for undergraduate and graduate programs; serve on the program faculty committees; advise undergraduate and graduate students; supervise students under a clinically-based teacher education model; and provide service to the community, area schools, university, and professional organizations.

Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in science education or a related area by August 2020, strong concentration of undergraduate and graduate coursework in STEM education, science teaching experience at the K-12 level, and evidence of professional scholarly experience (including national refereed publications and/or presentations) supporting the case for future success in carrying out and directing research in science and/or STEM education. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with historically underrepresented youth, experience teaching at the middle and secondary levels, and experience regarding STEM integration and teaching and learning across the STEM disciplines.

Applicants must include a cover letter specifying qualifications including academic preparation, experience, teaching philosophies, and research agenda (upload under Cover Letter); current curriculum vita (upload under Curriculum Vita); one sample of scholarly writing (upload under Specific Request 1); and full contact information for three professional references when prompted in the application. Questions regarding the position may be directed to search committee co-chairs, Dr. Jennifer Wilhelm ( and/or Dr. Rebecca Krall (

For relevant information, visit the following websites: University of Kentucky (; College of Education (; Department of STEM Education (

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