Assistant Professor in Science Education at UC Santa Cruz

The Education Department at UC Santa Cruz is seeking an Assistant Professor in Science Education. They are looking for candidates with professional and research expertise in Science Education and a focus on learning and teaching in PK-12 schools or family/community/after-school settings. They seek a scholar with evidence of a promising research program; publications and extramural funding appropriate to the applicant’s career stage; expertise in quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods designs; and the capacity to develop externally funded research grants, research-practice partnerships, community-engaged scholarship, engagements with life or physical scientists or engineers on campus, or other collaborations. Possible areas of specialization include (but are not limited to) biology education, environmental education, indigenous epistemologies in science education, equity and justice in science education, language and literacy in science education, informal science education, community science, or science education with families/communities.

They seek someone with experience and a research focus on working toward equity and justice for racially and linguistically minoritized students. They are particularly interested in a colleague whose scholarship engages the transformational capacities of education for the least-advantaged children and communities and animates the promise of schools and other public institutions to forge a just democracy.

Applications are due on February 16, 2023 for full consideration.

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