NKU invites applications for a twelve-month faculty position to serve as Associate Director of the Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics (CINSAM). CINSAM is NKU's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) center and works with six departments (Biological Sciences; Chemistry & Biochemistry; Computer Science; Mathematics & Statistics; Physics, Geology & Engineering Technology; and Teacher Education), across three colleges (Arts & Sciences, Education & Human Services, and Informatics) and with a variety of community partners. Together, we promote enthusiasm, excellence, and equity in education at P-16 levels by advancing and integrating teaching, learning, and scholarship in the STEM disciplines.
CINSAM seeks an Associate Director who is committed to the full breadth of this mission with strengths in assessing and promoting excellence in STEM teaching and programming, especially at the undergraduate level. We are particularly interested in people with expertise in education research and/or evaluation. This is a non-tenure track faculty position with the Professor of Practice designation. Rank (Assistant, Associate or Full) will be assigned based upon credentials. A Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree is preferred, but master's level credentials will be considered for candidates with exceptional experience as described below.
Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged. All candidates are required to submit a statement on their personal philosophy on diversity and inclusion and why they are important in higher education. In particular, we are looking for a statement on applicants' commitment to diversity and inclusion in STEM disciplines.
Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering an outstanding quality of life, NKU is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people.
Primary Responsibilities :
Evaluate and assess CINSAM programs.
Engage in STEM education research and collaborate on grant-writing efforts for STEM programming, especially at the undergraduate level.
Lead collaborative STEM planning efforts for NKU.
Facilitate pedagogical advances in CINSAM departments.
Assist with management of CINSAM personnel and activities.
Work alongside the Director to serve as a representative with various on- and off-campus stakeholder groups.
Teaching based on qualifications and CINSAM needs, generally one course per semester.
Other duties as assigned.
Experience in research and/or evaluation of educational programs is required.
Strong STEM or STEM education background is required.
Teaching experience with demonstrated competency in and familiarity with evidence-based instructional practices is required.
Track record of grant-writing success is preferred.
Demonstrated commitments to 1) equity & inclusive excellence and 2) transdisciplinary perspective/integration across disciplines in scholarship, teaching, and leadership activities.
Preference for Ph.D./Ed.D. in education, learning sciences or STEM discipline, minimum of master's degree in one of these disciplines.
Please upload a CV, cover letter, transcripts, statement on diversity and inclusion (as described above), list of references, and a writing sample that demonstrates your human subjects research skills (examples include a published paper, teaching statement, grant proposal, or report authored by you).
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Application review begins November 15th..
Minimum Education: Master's Degree
Quick Link: 7368
Internal Number: 7368
About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.