The Ohio State University, The College of Education and Human Ecology, Teaching and Learning

2601 15726
Position ID:OSU-T&L-SCIEDU [#15726, TL Sci Edu]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Science Education
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Science Education
Teaching and Learning
Appl Deadline:2020/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/12/12, finished 2020/06/08, listed until 2020/01/31)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor in Science Education 
The Department of Teaching and Learning in 
The College of Education and Human Ecology

The Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University invites applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure-track position in Science Education. The appointment is effective August 15, 2020. Application reviews begin January 13, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. 

The successful candidate is expected to (i) conduct an active, focused, and externally-funded research program yielding published peer-reviewed scholarship in reputable outlets; (ii) teach graduate and undergraduate courses using research-based instructional practices that support the success of all students; (iii) mentor master’s and doctoral students; (iv) participate in department, college, university and professional service activities; and (v) support the continued development of an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all students.   

Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in science education or a closely related field, with a focus in life sciences
  • A minimum of a B.S. degree in life sciences
  • Evidence that the candidate can build a sustainable, external-funded research program that generates high-quality publications
  • Evidence of effective teaching in life sciences at the 8-12 or college level
  • Experience using technology and media in formal and informal learning environments 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong concentration of graduate work in the area of life sciences
  • Experience working with diverse student and teacher populations in urban, rural or high-needs schools
  • Experience teaching life sciences at the secondary level
  • Experience creating professional development and outreach programs in 7-12 science education
  • Experience teaching methods and content courses in life sciences at the secondary teacher preparation level 

DEPARTMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING: The Department has a faculty of 51 productive members with a broad range of interests and is organized into 8 areas of study (Multicultural and Equity Studies; STEM Education; LCYA; Reading and Literacy in Early and Middle Childhood; Language, Education and Society; Foreign, Second and Multilingual Language Education; Adolescent, Post-secondary and Community Literacies; and Dramatic and Arts-Based Research, Teaching and Learning). Degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels are offered across these 8 areas, along with several endorsements, licensure-only, and certificate programs. The Department of Teaching and Learning has a commitment to scholarship, teaching, community engagement and service that advances education, teacher quality, literacy, and continuing education in a diversity of contexts and peoples.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Review of applications begins January 13, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must include a cover letter specifying qualifications including academic preparation, experience, teaching philosophies, and research agenda; current curriculum vita; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; 2 samples of scholarly writing; and full contact information for three professional references who will provide letters of recommendation addressing both teaching and research. Submission of electronic applications is required; please submit materials to Academic Jobs Online:

Questions regarding the position may be directed to search committee chair Dr. Azita Manouchehri ( 

The Ohio State University is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff for employment to ensure the highest quality workforce, to reflect human diversity and to improve opportunities for minorities and women. The university embraces human diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and eliminating discrimination. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status—defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status—is prohibited. 

The Department welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, caring for disabled or elderly family), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia (e.g., in professional or industry service). The Department is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty, staff, and students. The Ohio State University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN ECOLOGY: The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is one of the best places to learn. We are known for developing Ohio's best educators, teachers, educational administrators and leaders, researchers, policymakers, and other experts who improve society and education. The US News and World Report college ranking is No. 18 among 376 public and private universities granting doctoral degrees in education, tied with the University of California-Berkeley. The College ranks No. 10 among public universities. For more information, visit

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY: The Ohio State University is one of America's largest and most comprehensive public universities, with over 63,000 students. Ohio State is further recognized as a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, The Ohio State University has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio. Discover more about The Ohio State University at 

COLUMBUS, OHIO: The city of Columbus is a thriving cosmopolitan hub that has a real passion for The Ohio State University. A recent Gallup survey ranked Columbus the nation’s second strongest metro area for job creation, with research and technology institutions taking the lead. The Columbus metro area continued its steady growth as its population hit 2,078,725 in 2017. The city is the 15th largest in the country; the metro area is 32nd. 


The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, Ohio, the culturally vibrant capital of the state. The university is a center of innovation surrounded by diverse and livable urban, suburban, and rural communities. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.


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Further Info:
The Ohio State University
College of Education and Human Ecology
1945 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43210

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