Primary Purpose of Position
The College of Education and Department of Educator Preparation invite applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant/Associate Professor of STEM Education. Responsibilities of the position include scholarly research, effective and culturally responsive undergraduate and graduate teaching, and service. The primary teaching assignment will be teaching online, distance, and face-to-face courses in our undergraduate and Master of Arts in teaching (MAT) programs. The candidate is expected to have experience integrating culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy into courses and providing expertise regarding research-based practices of culturally responsive STEM education. The candidate is expected to develop and sustain an active research agenda that includes scholarly research activities, publishing manuscripts, presenting research at professional conferences, and attaining extramural grants. Relatedly, a component of this position is to develop sustainable STEM education initiatives for K-12 learners in collaboration with STEM content area faculty across colleges on many exciting NC A&T STEM research initiatives (e.g. autonomous technology, metaverse, cybersecurity). Other duties may include working collaboratively with colleagues, advising and mentoring students, supervising candidates in P-12 public school field experiences, holding appropriate office hours, and rendering service to the department, college, university, community, and professional organizations
The position requires an earned Doctorate in STEM Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or a related field, with an emphasis on STEM education. The candidate must have experience teaching students in grades 6-12, demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and the ability to work effectively with a diverse student population, and a focused program of research and scholarship. The candidate must currently hold or be eligible to obtain or renew a NC teaching license in a STEM content area. ABD candidates may be considered if the doctoral degree is earned prior to start date.
- Candidates with a demonstrated record of scholarly productivity and/or experience working on extramural grants connected to culturally responsive, anti-racist, or critical STEM education.
- Candidates who demonstrate effective online, distance, and face-to-face teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in teacher education that centers culturally and linguistically diverse students.
- Candidates who have a minimum of three years of full-time experience teaching students in grades 6-12.
Established in 1891, North Carolina Agricultural and Technological State University is the largest Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) in the nation. With an enrollment of over 13,000 students, N.C. A&T offers 58 baccalaureate degrees, 29 master’s degrees, and 9 doctoral degrees, consistently graduates the largest number of African Americans in the state of North Carolina and is nationally recognized as a leader in STEM education and research, graduating the largest numbers of African Americans in engineering and agriculture. NC A&T has a strong legacy of social justice, activism, and community engagement and is well-known for the four freshman students, often called the A&T Four or the Greensboro Four, who in 1960 sparked the civil rights movement in the South through their “sit in” at Woolworths near campus.
Building on N.C. A&T’s legacy as a HBCU dedicated to exemplary teaching, scholarship and effective public service, the College of Education is a learner-centered academic unit where faculty members are committed to the preparation of future educational leaders committed to equity, access, and advocacy. The College of Education comprises three departments: the Department of Counseling, the Department of Leadership Studies and Adult Education, and the Department of Educator Preparation. The College of Education’s vision is to be a recognized national leader through the advancement of culturally sustaining research, teaching, and service; and its’ mission is to prepare highly skilled, culturally responsive and sustainable educators, leaders, and counselors who create, use, and share knowledge on equity, access, and advocacy in local, state, national, and global communities.
The Department of Educator Preparation at North Carolina A&T is comprised of professional educators and faculty committed to teaching and learning. Our faculty provides high quality programs to our students through research, effective teaching, field experiences, internships, and ongoing formative assessments as students prepare to be educators. More specifically, the department utilizes practice-based teacher education (PBTE) approaches to prepare our teacher candidates and leverages our three A&T affiliated schools: The STEM Early College at NC A&T and The A&T Four Middle College at NC A&T high schools, and our STEAM laboratory elementary school, Aggie Academy, as sites for continued cycles of teacher learning, preparation, and research.