Assistant Professor, Discipline-Based Educational Research
Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country."
The College of Arts & Sciences within the University of Cincinnati seeks candidates for three tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor in discipline-based educational research (DBER) in any of the following: Biological Sciences, English, Physics, Psychology, and Romance & Arabic Languages and Literatures (RALL). Each position will reside in the department of its respective discipline. The positions are part of an initiative to create a university-wide institute for research on teaching and learning, and the new hires will join an existing cadre of faculty.
The College of Arts & Sciences seeks individuals to join our drive to engage students and maximize learning in our classrooms, with a particular focus on student success and retention in our gateway courses. Candidates will participate in collaborative and interdisciplinary research teams, and develop and evaluate new models of instruction, embrace online learning, and contribute to the Discipline-based Education Research (DBER) and teaching activities of their department, college, and beyond. The successful candidate will primarily teach courses at the undergraduate level in their specialty area, work with other faculty across the college to enhance their teaching practices, and engage in discipline-based education and pedagogical research. The candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program that provides support and mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate will address the needs of a diverse student population, including differences in ethnicity, race, first-generation college status, accessibility, and academic preparation, through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
Interested and qualified candidates must complete our online application. In addition to the application we require the following: (1) a cover letter which briefly describes interest in the position, (2) a current curriculum vitae which includes a list of teaching experiences (if applicable), (3) a statement of teaching philosophy regarding use of research-based and active learning approaches (up to 2 pages), and (4) a description of discipline-based education or pedagogical research accomplishments (if applicable) and future research goals in this area (up to 3 pages). Three letters of reference will be requested, if needed. Review of applications begins November 9, 2021 and continues until the positions are filled. Start date is August 15, 2022. Apply at this link: https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Assistant-Professor%2C-Discipline-Based-Educational-Research-OH-45201/797976300/
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The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement. As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
To apply for this position, visit: https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Assistant-Professor%2C-Discipline-Based-Educational-Research-OH-45201/797976300/