Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education (GSE), seeks qualified candidates to join our nationally and internationally recognized Physics Education/Urban Social Justice Teacher Education program as an Instructor/Assistant Teaching Professor of Science Education with clinical practice responsibilities (Non-Tenure Track) in the Department of Learning and Teaching. This position will work in the Rutgers GSE's Urban Social Justice Program, which aims to develop a generation of teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to teach and advocate for all students and learn from the communities they serve. Rutgers Physics Teacher Education Program is an award-winning program that has been producing physics teachers that remain in the profession for over 15 years. The successful candidate will assume an active role as a full-time member of the Department of Learning and Teaching, the Teacher Education Program and the GSE community.
Responsibilities will include
Coordinate physics and physical science teacher education program, recruit and mentor students in the program
Teach 12-15 credits of physics/physical science methods or other education courses per academic year
Support the ongoing partnership with one GSE-Community School Partnership Network District including supervising clinical interns in Physics and other areas.
Participate in weekly/monthly meetings and other activities to support clinical and accreditation processes of the teacher education program.
Work with colleagues in the GSE and Rutgers STEM departments to increase quality program options for prospective science education students
Work with colleagues in the GSE to strategically align physics/physical science and life science teacher education programs with the urban social justice mission of the GSE through program development and grant writing.
Engage in general service to the department of Learning and Teaching.
Engage in general service to the GSE.
Start date: Subject to the availability of funding, the position will begin September 2021.
Minimum Education and Experience:
We seek candidates for the Instructor/Assistant Professor of Teaching position with an earned doctorate in education or all but dissertation (ABD) from an accredited university in Physics or Science Education and who have:
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in physics, astronomy or physical science.
At least 3-5 years successful teaching experience in high school science including physics in public schools, preferably in urban settings
Working knowledge of and experience using Next Generation Science Standards
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Our School and University strongly encourage applications from individuals who are members of groups that have been and still are underrepresented in university faculty positions. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience..
Posting Number: 21FA0388
Location: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 129339
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.