Science Literacy Cluster—The University of Nebraska—Lincoln
The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), University of Nebraska—Lincoln (UNL), is seeking applicants for a Strategic-Team Hire of three tenured, or tenure-leading positions, to develop nationally and internationally recognized research, extension, and teaching programs of excellence promoting science literacy through development of innovative programs in food, fuel, water, landscapes, people, and the integrated stewardship of agriculture and natural resources.
Science Literacy Coordinator – Associate or Full Professor. To lead IANR’s science literacy efforts; provide leadership in development of science literacy programs, coursework, curricula, and extension education for PK-12 students and teachers, undergraduate and graduate students and the public; obtain and lead externally funded projects; contribute to moving UNL to a position of global leadership in science literacy; and conduct discipline-based education research (DBER). Successful candidate is required to have a doctoral degree in the area of life sciences, education or a closely related field, and an established reputation as a leader in science literacy as well as the academic credentials and record of scholarly achievement appropriate for appointment at the desired rank and tenure status in one of the life sciences and/or education units in IANR. Requisition #F_130053.
Life Sciences Education – Assistant or Associate Professor. A key to the development of a nationally recognized program of excellence promoting inquiry-based labs, a systems-approach, and blended/hybrid learning opportunities for life sciences students, this tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank will conduct discipline-based education research (DBER). Successful candidate is required to have a doctoral degree (degree must be completed before employment begins) in the field of life science and/or education, as well as the academic credentials and record of scholarly achievement appropriate for appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in one of the life sciences and/or education units in IANR. Requisition #F_130055.
Science Literacy Specialist – Assistant or Associate Professor. Working with faculty across the UNL campus to provide leadership in science literacy programming for non-formal education and extension; obtaining and leading externally funded projects; coordinating efforts among statewide partners to collectively work together to develop, deliver and assess innovative and effective educational programs; and moving UNL to a position of international and national leadership in science literacy through agriculture, this tenure-track position will also focus on discipline-based education research (DBER). Successful candidate is required to have a doctoral degree (degree must be completed before employment begins) in the area of life sciences, education, or a closely related field as well as the academic credentials and record of scholarly achievement appropriate for appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in one of the life sciences and/or education units affiliated with IANR. Requisition #F_130054.
To view the details of these positions and to make an application go to:
- http://employment.unl.edu, search for the requisition number
- Click on “Apply to this job”
- Complete the application and attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a personal statement describing interests and experience (Other).
- Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Review of applications will begin April 1, 2013, and continue until the positions are filled or the searches are closed.
The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.
Position Announcement : Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Agricultual Leadership, Education, and Communication (ALEC)
Nebraska Career Education (NCE)
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) seek applicants for a Graduate Research Assistant at the doctoral level. The position is a 12-month appointment, requiring 20 hours per week. This position is a partnership between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska Department of Education, and the assistant reports directly to Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication faculty and Nebraska Career Education staff. The Graduate Research Assistant will work collaboratively with ALEC faculty and NCE staff in the design, execution, analysis, and evaluation of research projects associated with Career and Technical Education. The interdisciplinary research associated with this position will inform professional development for Career and Technical Education teachers, support Nebraska Career Education initiatives, and will seek to further substantiate the impact Career and Technical Education has on students, schools, and economic/workforce development.
Specific responsibilities/duties include and are not limited to the following:
- Organizing, coordinating research projects pertaining to Career and Technical Education, including the management of data collection
- Conducting and writing literature reviews
- Collecting and entering quantitative and qualitative research data
- Assisting with data analysis (quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches)
- Assisting with the editing, preparation, and submission of manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication and proposals for conference presentations
- Teach ALEC courses and, where appropriate, supervise student teachers
- Master’s degree
- Evidence of experience with project management and/or program evaluation
- Experience with Career and Technical Education preferred
- Possess a high level of personal motivation, self-management, and detail-orientation;
- Ability to take responsibility in meeting deadlines and making progress without direct supervision.
- Possess strong spoken and written communications skills.
- Must be fully admissible to Ph.D. program in Leadership Studies in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications.
Appointment and Starting Date: Fall 2013
To be considered for this position, interested persons must apply to the Leadership Studies doctoral program in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications. (See alec_people for details and instructions.) Position is renewable each semester assuming satisfactory progress, for three years. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. The position includes a competitive salary, tuition remission, and benefits.
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