Assistant/ Associate Professor of Technology/Pre-Engineering/STEM Education
- Job Title: Assistant/ Associate Professor of Technology/Pre-Engineering/STEM Education
- Department: Technological Studies
- Job Posted On: 06/07/2012
- Job Start Date: 08/27/2013
- Job Type: Full Time
- Job Status: Permanent
- Search Type: Global Search
- Job Post ID: 10914
The Department of Technological Studies in the School of Engineering at The College of New Jersey invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position starting September 2013. An earned doctorate in Technology/Pre-Engineering Education, Engineering Education, Engineering, or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have the following attributes: evidence of sustained interest and experiences in K-12 STEM education with an emphasis on technology and engineering education, undergraduate teaching, curriculum and laboratory development, directing student design projects, involving undergraduate students in research, and potential for national leadership in the field.
The Department of Technological Studies has created a series of STEM focused K-12 education majors. Started in 1998, our M/S/T (STEM) dual major is one of the largest K-5 majors on campus and is producing integrative-STEM literate K-5 and middle school teachers. In addition, the department was one of the first programs in the country to create a technology education K-12 program with a pre-engineering focus. The department is taking leadership in K-12 STEM education and is establishing a national dialog between engineering and education professionals. Our vision is to graduate the next generation of educational leaders with pedagogical and pre-engineering literate children. Graduates can gain qualifications to teach in Project Lead The Way (PLTW) programs. The Department consists of 5 faculty members, a Center for Excellence in STEM Education, and offers four year programs that lead to Bachelor of Science degrees in Technology/Pre-Engineering Education, M/S/T Elementary Education, M/S/T Early Childhood Education, M/S/T Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education, M/S/T Special Education, M/S/T Urban Education and a Masters in the Art of Teaching (M.A.T) in Technology/Pre-Engineering Education for students holding a baccalaureate degree in a design field. There are currently 210 students enrolled in these programs.
TCNJ is proud to be the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE grant, working to support the careers of women in faculty in STEM disciplines by developing systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women.
Enrolling over 6,000 students, The College of New Jersey is a highly selective public institution and is ranked the number one public regional university in the North by US News and World Report. The College is located on a beautiful 265-acre suburban campus setting approximately 10 miles south of Princeton within easy commuting distance to New York and Philadelphia.
Review of applications will begin on September 21. Applications must include a cover letter clarifying experience in K-12 technology and engineering education, a curriculum vitae, brief statements detailing the applicant's teaching philosophy and research plans, student evaluations or other evidence of teaching ability, and the names of three references to: Dean of School of Engineering, The College of New Jersey, P.O. Box 7718, Ewing, NJ 08628.
Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.