Western Washington University Hiring: Assistant or Associate Professor Chemistry Education

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor Chemistry Education


About the Position

The successful candidate will enhance our existing strengths in undergraduate education and science teacher preparation, and will teach chemistry courses as well as K-12 science teacher preparation courses in SMATE. The teaching assignment will be distributed evenly between chemistry and SMATE. This person must be committed to quality undergraduate education and teacher preparation. They must also be committed to fulfilling teaching responsibilities in ways that support an equitable and inclusive learning environment for students. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active research program involving undergraduate and M.S. students, preferably one that emphasizes science education and supports active collaborations within and between the SMATE and Chemistry programs. This faculty member will also be expected to participate in service activities, including departmental committees and student advising.


Required Qualifications

  • An earned Ph.D. in chemistry, chemistry education, biochemistry or related field, OR earned doctorate in science education combined with graduate level course work in chemistry or related field from an accredited institution is required at time of application. 
  • Record of and potential for facilitating high quality inclusive, student-centered undergraduate learning experiences.
  • Record of and potential for high quality scholarship, including commitment to mentoring undergraduates in research.
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to fostering equity, inclusion and diversity in the classroom and research lab.
  • Commitment to establishing a vigorous research program involving undergraduate and M.S. students.
  • Demonstrated interest in working with prospective and/or practicing K-12 teachers.
  • For appointment at the associate level, demonstrated significant research and evidence of successful teaching commensurate with general tenure-track requirements of the department, college and university. 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-doctoral research experience in chemistry, chemistry education or science education
  • K-12 science teaching or teacher preparation experience


Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications


Application Instructions:

Submit the following documents:

(1) a cover letter addressing all of the required and preferred qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application review), (4) a detailed statement of research plans (max. length of four pages, not including references), (5) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and (6) a one-page statement describing your demonstrated ability and commitment to fostering equity, inclusion and diversity in the classroom and research lab.

You will be required to provide contact information for three reference letters, which will be automatically requested from the referee via the PageUp System.

Please use the following link to apply: http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/497193/assistant-or-associate-professor-chemistry-education  


Additional Questions: Professor Catherine Clark (360) 650-2129 or Catherine.Clark@wwu.edu


Closing Date Notes: Application review begins September 16, 2019; position is open until filled.