Full-Time Faculty/ Materials Science
The Department of Science and Mathematics seeks a broadly trained materials scientist with experience in materials development and characterization, and experience with biomaterials, microbiology, green chemistry, and/or sustainable innovation. Teaching responsibilities include courses within the incumbent's area of specialty as well as materials/applications in chemistry and physics courses. Additional responsibilities include participation in the development of courses for a minor in Materials Science (and future programs), development/revision of curricula, and other scholarly work.
Successful candidates will exhibit clear promise for the development and delivery of innovative undergraduate science curriculum with a focus on project-based learning. Applicants in related specialized areas such as polymer science, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, and chemical engineering are highly encouraged to apply. Applicants who can bridge the current expertise of the Science and Mathematics faculty are also encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates will excel in the following areas:
- Demonstrate appreciation for cultural diversity and inclusivity to all racial, ethnic, religious and social groups, and incorporates this understanding into teaching and learning situations involving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines.
- Enrich student learning of basic principles in context through global issues into the classroom.
- Participate in the sustainability minor and bring global perspectives based on content related to the biological sciences.
- Create updates to the science curriculum.
- Demonstrate ability to create applied STEM examples for the classroom.
- Create cross-curricular course(s) within the science disciplines.
- Create interdisciplinary courses in the intersection of science and the various art fields.
- Demonstrate capability in utilizing a variety of classroom instructional delivery methods including classroom lecture, online teaching, laboratory exercises and hybrid teaching.
- Demonstrate capability in utilizing methodologies including collaboration, group work, active learning, team project-based learning and interdisciplinary teaching.
- Facilitate in students' acquisition of information and knowledge about science.
- Exhibit a love of science, communicating and instilling that passion in students.
- Encourage students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills, increase students' scientific literacy and skill at communicating scientific information.
- Maintain active involvement in a scholarly field in an area of science or science education.
- Participate/write in science publications, present at science conferences, and maintain collaborations with other scholars in the STEM fields.
- Pursue grant opportunities in STEM-related areas.
- Utilize course management systems and demonstrate capability in utilizing science multimedia technology in the classroom.
- Educate students in effective gathering, assessing, and use of electronic information for scientific research.
- Understand evolving technologies for delivering science content, and be able to integrate these new technologies in the classroom.