[ES_JOBS_NET] Faculty Position in Earth, Ocean and Environmental Sciences education

From:    Ryan_
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 & Environment.

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; (khamilton@geol.sc.edu). 
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 (http://www.seoe.sc.edu/)
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 status.

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