FSU-TEACH History and Philosophy of Science FSU-Teach is an interdisciplinary unit, designed to prepare middle and secondary science and mathematics teachers through close interactions between faculty members from the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Education. FSU-Teach is designed to attract faculty and students of the highest caliber to the participating departments and involve them all in issues of reform-minded math and science teaching. FSU-Teach is searching for a Professor (Open Rank) who specializes in the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) whose responsibilities would include: engaging in a well-defined scholarship agenda; teaching history and philosophy of science to undergraduate students preparing to be science or mathematics teachers; and teaching graduate courses and mentoring graduate students in the Program in the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) and/or the appropriate home department (e.g., History, Philosophy, or Religion). Tenure will reside in the home department. The successful candidate will participate in ongoing research, initiate new research projects, and apply for external funding.
Minimum qualifications include: earned doctorate in the History and Philosophy of Science, Science Education (with a strong background in HPS), or a related discipline; and documented evidence of accomplishment in teaching, research, and service. Experience working with teachers or with the K-12 system is desirable as is training in one of the sciences. Candidates must have a commitment to teacher education, excellence in teaching, and continued scholarly activity.
Application packages should also be sent to Drs. Sherry Southerland and Frederick Davis (Co-Chairs, FSU-TEACH History and Philosophy of Science Search Committee, c/o Office of Science Teaching Activities, 227 Conradi Building, P.O. Box 3061100, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1100). Application packages sent to the Search Committee Chairs should include a letter of application documenting interest and qualifications, current vita, writing sample(s), and three letters of reference. For further information contact Dr. Southerland ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin December 1, 2007.
The Florida State University is a comprehensive, graduate-research university with a liberal arts base located in Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee. The nationally accredited College of Education offers programs in 27 fields of study. FSU’s interdisciplinary program in History and Philosophy of Science is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and is a collaboration between the departments of History, Philosophy, and Religion. The HPS Program currently offers a master’s degree and has begun the approval process for a doctoral degree program. Students can also pursue the doctorate in any of the three contributing departments. Florida State University is a Public Records Agency and an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer.
Contact Info: Florida State University Drs. Sherry Southerland and Frederick Davis Co-Chairs, FSU-TEACH History and Philosophy of Science Search Committee c/o Office of Science Teaching Activities 227 Conradi Building P.O. Box 3061100 Tallahassee, FL 32306-1100 Email: [email protected]