The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Texas (UNT) located in Denton, Texas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemistry position specializing in Chemistry Education Research, to begin September 1, 2023. The selected candidate is expected to play an important role in the current revitalization of our Ph.D. program in Chemistry Education, while also engaging in externally funded research and contributing to the teaching mission of the UNT Chemistry Department. The UNT Chemistry Department has a strong tradition of collaborative and interdisciplinary research that is strongly integrated with the education of undergraduate, Master’s, and doctoral students. The Chemistry Education Ph.D. program is actively being revitalized, and our faculty view this program as a key component of our strategic plan to grow and diversify interdisciplinary research in our department. Candidates should have a record of published research in chemistry education, a strong commitment to research and teaching, compelling plans for an independent research program, and the desire to collaborate with current chemistry education research faculty and utilize existing discipline-based education research resources across campus. Research experience or interests may include but are not limited to pedagogy, inclusive teaching practices, assessment, and quantitative and/or qualitative methods.
The new faculty member will be expected to: 1) contribute to a vigorous and nationally recognized program of research and scholarship in Chemistry Education; 2) advise and provide mentorship for graduate and undergraduate student researchers; 3) obtain external funding by writing successful research proposals; 4) develop and teach graduate-level courses in Chemistry Education; 5) contribute to undergraduate teaching, as appropriate; 5) demonstrate excellence in teaching; and 6) participate in departmental/college/university service, as well as professional service activities.
UNT is a diverse community of teachers, scholars and students who share a commitment to fulfilling human potential through quality education. The new faculty member will have opportunities to interface with many established programs on campus that focus on aspects of science education, including the Teach North Texas (TNT) teacher training program, the NetDragon Digital Research Center, the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (a residential magnet high school for high achievers), and a vibrant group of TRIO programs that includes several Upward Bound centers and a McNair Scholars program. UNT’s location also provides almost limitless opportunities for partnerships with other educational institutions that are interested in improving science education for the diverse and rapidly growing population of the Dallas-Fort Worth/North Texas region.