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Job Summary

The University of Michigan-Flint seeks a candidate for a joint appointment in The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and the School of Education and Human Services (SEHS) for a tenure track faculty position in Science Education. This is an exciting time for teacher education at the University of Michigan-Flint. We have adopted the philosophy of place-based teacher education, which has created increased opportunities for collaboration across the College, School, and the local community. We are working to grow both our elementary and secondary teacher education programs so that we might better respond to the unique needs of the communities of Flint and its surrounding areas, including schools, teachers, and students. 

Located in downtown Flint, Michigan holds many unique opportunities for faculty. We are experiencing a synergistic downtown revitalization, and we are seeking candidates who are excited by the opportunities that the University offers and who wish to be part of this energy and growth.

The University’s mission is built upon three pillars: excellence in teaching, learning and scholarship; student centeredness; and engaged citizenship. Consistent with our mission, the ideal candidate will be a teacher-scholar who can integrate these three pillars in a seamless manner to provide the best learning opportunities for our students while working to improve the communities we serve.

We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated potential for significant scholarship and teaching excellence. The successful applicant may teach both on campus and online. Our diverse, talented and energetic faculty seeks candidates who will contribute to our mission of place-based teacher education, who hold the ideal that education is an equalizing promise, and who believe that education should empower self-agency and bring schools and communities together to work toward shared goals. Both CAS and SEHS offer exciting collaborative opportunities for scholarship geared toward improving educational opportunities in the greater Flint area.

Responsibilities*

Teach undergraduate courses in science education for both elementary and secondary pre-service teachers, as well as contribute to the core professional courses in secondary education. This includes the capacity to teach - SEC 344 (Teaching Science in Middle and Secondary Schools), SCI 125 (Scientific Inquiry I), SCI 126 (Scientific Inquiry II), and EDE 344 (Teaching Science in the Elementary and Middle School).

Administrative support and coordination of the Integrated Science Teacher Certification Program, which includes advising and assisting with all Michigan Department of Education and accreditation activities

Participate in departmental, college, and school service opportunities

Engage in scholarly research 

Required Qualifications*

Earned doctoral degree in Science Education or in Teacher Education with a specialization in Science Education

Minimum of 3 years of K-12 teaching experience

Strong commitment to working with undergraduate students in advising and mentoring

Strong commitment to working in K-12 schools

Commitment to engage in service activities; community outreach; and local, regional, and national professional organizations

Undergraduate or Masters degree in one or more of the sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, resource science, etc.)

Desired Qualifications*

Evidence of desire to engage in collaborative work

Evidence of strong potential for scholarly growth

Successful college/university teaching experience preferred

Commitment to participate in academic program development and leadership opportunities

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.