[ES_JOBS_NET] tenure track faculty position in climate/geography education at Western Michigan University

Dear ESWN members,

Please consider applying for our tenure-track position in climate/physical geography education. Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Bill Cobern (bill.cobern@wmich.edu).

Institute for Science Education/Department of Geography- Western Michigan

Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Physical Geography
Education/Meteorology and Climatology

The Mallinson Institute for Science Education (MISE) is an interdisciplinary
science education and research unit within the College of Arts and Sciences at
WMU and invites applicants for a tenure track position in Physical Geography
Education with a specialty in meteorology and climatology beginning in August
2015. Most faculty members in MISE hold joint appointments with science departments
and a joint appointment in the Department Geography will accompany the
position.  The MISE mission is to promote
quality science education. This includes improving the teaching of science in
formal and informal settings, both locally and internationally. The
position will be filled at the Junior Faculty level (Assistant/Associate
Professor). Candidates should have a demonstrable record of successful research
and teaching, and must have received their Ph.D. in Geography,
Meteorology/Climatology (or related discipline) or Science Education with
appropriate content specialization in Meteorology/Climatology/Atmospheric
Science at the time of appointment. The successful candidate is expected to have
a demonstrated commitment to support the success of students from
underrepresented groups.

The successful candidate is expected to establish a research
agenda and externally-funded research program in science education, climate
change education, and/or meteorology education. Professional responsibilities
also comprise teaching undergraduate and graduate classes that may include, but
are not limited to: Graduate Seminars and Research Methods in Science
Education, Meteorology and Climate for pre-service elementary education
students, basic physical geography, and meteorology and climatology for
aviation, geography, and science undergraduate students. Supervision of
graduate students in teaching the Meteorology and Climate course for
pre-service elementary education students is also expected.

MISE and the Department of Geography at Western Michigan
University (one of the top-100 public universities in the United States) are
fully committed to the priorities of a “discovery driven, learner centered, and
globally engaged” university. MISE is one of the most active, externally
supported research units at WMU, confers Masters and PhD degrees, and supports
the general education mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and the
University. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has
placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as
research universities with high research activities. 

Please visit http://www.wmujobs.org.
The appointment process at Western Michigan University requires that each
applicant submit a comprehensive vita or set of placement credentials and
arrange for the transmittal of at least three recent letters of recommendation.
Expected start date is Fall 2015. Applications will be reviewed beginning
February 15, 2015 and will remain open until filled. WMU is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer consistent with applicable Federal and State
Law. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. 


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