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  • National Institute on Scientific Teaching

Clemson University


The Department of Engineering and Science Education at Clemson University invites applicants for a

tenure-track faculty position for an assistant or associate professor of STEM education research.

Candidates who engage in STEM education research in any STEM discipline are encouraged to apply. We are looking to complement the current faculty whose research interests include broadening

participation in STEM, faculty development, graduate education, impact of pedagogical adaptation,

motivation and learning, science communication, student decision-making, virtual reality and STEM,

instructional and professional identity development among STEM graduate students, and workforce

development focused on technical colleges. The faculty also have STEM disciplinary identities that

include bioengineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, geosciences, mathematics, and mechanical

engineering. Applications from researchers who specialize in research methodology, or assessment andevaluation are especially encouraged.

The Department of Engineering and Science Education is a unique interdisciplinary unit that conducts

scholarly research and grants PhD degrees and a graduate certificate in engineering and science

education. The vision of Engineering and Science Education (ESED) is to be an international leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education through STEM education research, preparation of future faculty and practitioners, and translation of inclusive, evidence-based curricula,policy, and practice to the STEM fields. The mission of ESED is to prepare doctoral and certificate students who will inspire the next generation of engineers, mathematicians, and scientists and to create new knowledge for STEM education primarily at the university level. The combination of engineering, mathematics, and science education foci in the department facilitates dynamic cross-disciplinary collaborations in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the growth of the department and continuation of its mission by establishing a strong research program, teach foundational STEM education courses and one undergraduate course in their discipline, and participate in departmental/college service. (

Clemson University is a doctoral-granting R1 research, land-grant institution in South Carolina enrolling 18,000 undergraduates and 4,800 graduate students with 5,000 ethnic minorities and 1,500 international students. Seven interdisciplinary colleges house strong programs in architecture, engineering, science, agriculture, business, social sciences, arts and education. A faculty of 1,400 and staff of 3,500 support 84 undergraduate degree offerings, 73 master’s degree programs and 40 PhD programs. Clemson’s annual operating budget is $956 million, with an endowment of $623 million. The University has externally funded research expenditures of $100 million per year. Research and economic development activities are enhanced by public-private partnerships at 3 innovation campuses and 6 research and education centers located throughout South Carolina. Clemson University is ranked as a top 25 national public university by U.S. News & World Report. Our beautiful college campus sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Hartwell Lake.


Applicants must have an earned doctorate in STEM education research (e.g., engineering education, math education, or science education) or any STEM discipline with post-doctoral experience in STEM

education research. Candidates must have a background in a STEM discipline, specifically a BS and/or MS degree in a STEM discipline.


Applicants should submit their curriculum vita with names of three references with full contact

information along with three statements explaining 1) research interests, 2) activities and plans for

diversity, inclusion and equity, and 3) teaching philosophy (maximum two pages each) via Interfolio.

Applications open in August 2019 and any received by November 15, 2019, will be given full

consideration; however, the search will continue until the position is filled.

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