Faculty Positions

East Tennessee State University


ClemmerCollege of Education and the College of Arts and
Sciences with the Center of Excellence in Mathematics and
Science Education (CEMSE)—Associate Director of CEMSE.

Position available July 1, 2009.  Twelve-month appointment at the assistant/associate professor level with the possibility of an appointment
in either the Clemmer College of Education or College of Arts and
Sciences or joint appointment in the two colleges.

     ETSU is seeking a candidate with a well-established reputation in mathematics or science education to serve as associate director of the Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education and play a major role in leading the university’s effort to improve math and science education, K-16.  Doctorate in math or science education or related area is required. The successful candidate will have a record or the potential to establish a strong record of funded projects/research in mathematics or science education, experience in teaching and outreach related to K-12 education initiatives, and documented leadership experience.  Experience teaching at the K-12 level is required.

     Duties will include  the development and implementation of grant proposals to improve math and science education at all levels, encouraging and assisting STEM education faculty with grant proposals to improve math and science education, assisting in the university’s outreach and research efforts in math and science education, teaching undergraduate/graduate math or science education courses.  Excellence in teaching, research/creative activity and service is expected.  ETSU seeks candidates committed to using technologies in teaching.  Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate knowledge of diversity, skills in addressing needs of diverse groups and an appreciation for multiculturalism.

     Review of applications will begin October 30, 2008.  Send ETSU application, letter of application, current vitae, transcripts and three letters of recommendations to Dr. Jack Rhoton, Search Committee Chair, East Tennessee State University, Executive Director, CEMSE, P.O. Box 70301, Johnson City, TN 37614.




Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Science Education

Serving the Region ...preserving the past and shaping the future

East Tennessee State University opened its doors in 1911 to prepare teachers for the region's public schools and has been serving the Northeast Tennessee community ever since. Today, ETSU serves the region's business community, P-12 and postsecondary educational systems, government agencies, health care systems, and general public. We are committed to service that strengthens our region and, in turn, enriches our students, faculty, and staff.

The university welcomes and honors people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. The university intends that its graduates will promote the values and institutions of representative democracy, and be prepared to lead lives of personal integrity and civic responsibility.

ETSU offers programs of study that lead to initial teacher licensure and endorsement in many areas; a graduate education specialist certificate; and masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Our Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education supports leadership in national organizations; and engagement in an ongoing scholarly agenda.  The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Clemmer College of Education at East Tennessee State University seeks a full-time tenure track faculty member for undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs for Fall, 2009.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Position begins August 2009.
Responsibilities: (1) teaching elementary, middle grades and secondary science education content and methods courses; (2) advising undergraduate and graduate students in secondary education; (3) working closely with the programs and activities of the Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education at East Tennessee State University; (4) supervising field experiences and student teaching; (4) developing and maintaining a record of scholarship, including grant writing, research, and other scholarly activities in science education and related areas and (5) participating in department, college and university service, including collaboration with faculty and others within and across the university to improve the preparation of teachers to teach science; and outreach and support to schools with a focus on science education.

Qualifications:  Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction or related area with an emphasis in science education.  ABD will be considered with assurances that the degree will be awarded by December, 2009.  Preference will be given to those applicants with science teaching experience at the middle and secondary levels; a demonstrated ability to teach  university-level courses, especially secondary science methods; and potential to be successful in research.  Applications from women and members of minority groups are encouraged.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, current vita, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Leslie Perry, Search Committee Chair, East Tennessee State University, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Box 70684, Johnson City, TN 37614-1709.