Position Description

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor
Location Ewing, New Jersey
Department Integrative STEM Education
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The Department of Integrative STEM Education in the School of Engineering at The College of New Jersey invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position starting August 2018. This position is at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level.

The Department of Integrative STEM Education has created a series of STEM focused K–12 education programs. Started in 1998, one of the largest elementary education majors on campus is our integrative STEM dual major that produces a large number of integrative STEM capable K-6 and middle school teachers. The department was also one of the first programs in the country to create a secondary technology education K–12 program with a substantial engineering emphasis, as represented by content, methods and course requirements. The department also supports a Master of Education in Integrative STEM degree. The department is taking leadership in K–12 STEM education both regionally and nationally. Our mission is to graduate the next generation of educational leaders with expertise in both pedagogy and STEM content knowledge, as well as the capabilities necessary to create STEM-literate citizenry.

An earned doctorate in technology education, engineering education, science education, mathematics education, engineering, learning/cognitive science, or a closely related field is required. ABD candidates will be considered, but must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. or Doctoral degree by the start date of appointment. Each successful candidate must present evidence of capabilities in all of the following areas: K–12 STEM education with a substantial emphasis on technology and engineering education (with substantial direct experiences with K–12 students preferred), undergraduate teaching, curriculum and laboratory development, evidence of sustained STEM education focused research, an understanding of integrative STEM methods, experience guiding student design projects, experience  involving undergraduate students in research, and a potential for national leadership in the field.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its approximately 6,500 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in Nursing, Education, and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. For more information, visit www.tcnj.edu.

TCNJ is proud to be the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE grant, working to support the careers of women faculty in STEM disciplines by developing systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women.

The Department of Integrative STEM Education consists of 4 faculty members, a Center for Excellence in STEM Education, and offers four year programs that lead to Bachelor of Science degrees in Technology/Pre-Engineering Education, iSTEM/Elementary Education, iSTEM/Early Childhood Education, iSTEM/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education, iSTEM/Special Education, and iSTEM/Urban Education. The program also offers a Master of Education degree in Integrative STEM. There are approximately 175 students enrolled in these programs.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017 and will remain open until the position is filled. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation.

Applications must include the following components:

  • cover letter, highlighting any STEM teaching experiences and other pertinent information
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • statement about scholarly/research goals
  • student evaluations, or other evidence of teaching ability
  • curriculum vitae
  • names and contact details of three professional references (candidates will be notified before references are contacted)

Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to techstudiesapplicants@tcnj.edu.

The College of New Jersey is committed to creating a diverse community that supports all of its faculty, students and staff. All members of the TCNJ Campus Community share a responsibility for creating and sustaining a learning environment where difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. The College of New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.