Earth, Ocean or Environment Discipline-Based Education Research Faculty ad



The School of the
Earth, Ocean & Environment in the College of Arts and Sciences invites
applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in Earth, Ocean or Environment Discipline-Based
Education Research (DBER).  Successful
candidates will be expected to develop a vibrant, extramurally funded DBER research
program in any area of geosciences, marine sciences, or environmental sciences university-level
education research. We are especially interested in those whose research focuses
on teaching and learning, learner-centered teaching strategies, and evidence-based
teaching, learning and assessment practices at the undergraduate and graduate
level.  This position is part of an anticipated
set of new DBER faculty positions in the sciences.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in  an appropriate field of the natural sciences,
and research experience in teaching and learning. Postdoctoral experience is
preferred.  This person will be responsible
for teaching science and DBER courses appropriate to his/her expertise at the
undergraduate and graduate levels within the School of the Earth, Ocean &

Applications should be
emailed in PDF format to: Kelly Hamilton, Administrative Coordinator, Earth,
Ocean & Environment Education Research Search Committee, School of the
Earth, Ocean & Environment, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
29208; (  Applications
should include a curriculum vitae and a statement (4 page max) describing
research accomplishments, future DBER research plans, teaching interests, and
teaching philosophy.  Applicants should
arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to the committee and
provide a list of the names, mail and email addresses, and phone numbers for
those referees.  Review of applications
will begin February 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

The University of
South Carolina’s main campus is located in the state capital, Columbia, close
to mountains and coast. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
has designated the University as one of only 40 public institutions with “very
high research activity”.  The Carnegie Foundation also lists USC as having
strong community engagement. The University has over 33,000 students on the
main campus, more than 300 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library
system that includes one of the nation’s largest public film archives. Columbia’s
greater metropolitan area has a population of over 800,000.

The School of the
Earth, Ocean & Environment (
is an interdisciplinary unit of approximately 500 undergraduate students, 80 graduate
students, and 42 faculty whose research interests include geophysics, volcanology/tectonics,
sedimentology, water and energy resources, coastal processes, biogeochemistry/geochemistry,
oceanography, marine ecology, climate change, conservation biology,
sustainability, and environmental policy and history.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal
opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The
University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment
opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran

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