Open Rank Visiting Professor in Science Education Program
The Science Education Program in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa invites applications for a one academic year (9 month) open rank visiting faculty position to fulfill the teaching, research, and service duties outlined below. The position will begin August 18, 2021 through May 13, 2022.
Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in elementary and secondary science education
Conduct research in an area of specialization within science education
Participate in service to the program, department, college, and university
Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package.
One academic-year (9-month), non-renewable, visiting faculty position beginning August 18, 2021 through May 13, 2022. Credential and criminal background check required.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
About the Department and Science Education
The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa has over 40 faculty members and over 800 students. It includes nine teacher education programs and four doctoral programs. The Science Education program area includes degrees at the BA, BS, MAT, MS, and PhD levels as well as an online MS in STEM Education. Courses are taught for elementary and secondary teacher education in these content areas. These courses include learning abroad opportunities as well as field experiences in schools and through place-based learning trips. Science faculty regularly apply for and receive grants from external funding sources, such as NSF, NASA, and CGRER and conduct professional development for in-service teachers in innovations in science education. The Department has an active Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Committee that guides work on equity and anti-racist education the Teacher Education Program. The department is also establishing pipeline programming to increase the future teachers of color in Iowa.
About the College
The College of Education offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation. Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders, scholars, and innovators in their fields. Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning
About the University and Surrounding Community
The University of Iowa (UI) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909. UI ranks #34 among the nation's 629 public universities (U. S. News & World Report). More than 32,500 students earn bachelor's, graduate, and professional degrees from UI's 11 colleges.
UI is located in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities. With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds. Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools , historic neighborhoods, and a lively downtown. Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world. The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.