The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites qualified individuals to apply for a faculty position as the Director of its Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education. This is a 12-month position with some teaching and advising duties (1:1 teach load).
UNLV’s Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education (CMSEE) was founded in 2004 and is a collaborative venture between the Colleges of Sciences, Education, and Engineering, with the goals of strengthening the collaborative grantsmanship activities in STEM Education at the institution, increasing capacity to improve undergraduate STEM education at UNLV, and providing leadership in STEM education in the Southwest.
The CMSEE is comprised of faculty who are dedicated to improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning. As its primary mission, the center encourages cooperation among the three partners, emphasizes research, supports externally funded projects, and serves as a focal point for communication and collaboration with the Clark County School District’s STEM efforts. The center is advised by a diverse board, including the deans from the three colleges, the vice president of research and graduate studies, and a representative from the Clark County School District.
The successful candidate will:
- Serve as director of the UNLV Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education, with a joint appointment in the Colleges of Education, Engineering and Sciences (60/20/20) and an academic home in the Department of Teaching and Learning.
- Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with faculty and graduate students in the UNLV Colleges of Education, Engineering, and Sciences
- Establish a successful, externally funded research program focused on improving STEM education in Nevada, with particular attention to post-secondary STEM education.
- Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited college or university, preferably in the areas of Science Education (including Astronomy Education, Biology Education, Chemistry Education, etc.), Mathematics Education, STEM Education, Learning Sciences, or Engineering Education. Candidates with a doctorate in an engineering or science discipline with a strong education background are also encouraged to apply.
- An academic record commensurate with the rank of associate professor
- Demonstrated record of quality collaborative interdisciplinary STEM education scholarly activity through consistent publication and acquisition of external funding, particularly at the post-secondary level.
- Demonstrated effectiveness or potential to improve retention, progression, and completion of students in STEM areas (see https://www.unlv.edu/provost/rpc).
- Ability to teach courses in the Department of Teaching and Learning ( http://tl.unlv.edu/).
- Expertise in integrative STEM education, particularly related to post-secondary STEM education
- Experience in working with underserved/diverse/urban populations
- Ability to teach research methods and inferential statistics
Those interested will find more details—including application instructions—in the full posting, here.