Elementary Science/Mathematics Methods

Elementary Science/Mathematics Methods – STEM Education Assistant/Associate Professor

Simpson College seeks a passionate, inventive STEM educator to inspire enthusiasm for the STEM fields, model creative instructional approaches, and instill in our pre-service teachers the confidence to be effective, inclusive, and engaged STEM educators.

This full-time, tenure track position begins August 21, 2018 and requires a Ph.D. or Ed.D. (ABD candidates will be considered), or a Master’s degree with exceptional experience and a commitment to complete a terminal degree. The position also requires a strong background in science and mathematics education, experience with STEM curriculum, and successful K-6 teaching experience. Candidates for the position must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and a willingness to engage students in scholarship, research and/or creative work. The ideal candidate will also have exemplary college teaching experience and experience integrating instructional technology across disciplines and will share the Education faculty’s commitment to innovative, socially, and culturally responsive teaching and research within an engaged liberal arts college community.

Faculty members at Simpson College are expected to participate in faculty governance, student advising, new student recruitment and in other ways that demonstrate support of the mission of the institution.

Simpson College is a private, nationally recognized regional college grounded in the liberal arts tradition and historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. We support innovative teaching and seek colleagues who will help all students develop critical intellectual skills, nurture values which foster personal worth and individual integrity for the purpose of living lives of leadership within a creative, diverse, and just community. The main campus in Indianola, Iowa is located just 12 minutes from the capital city of Des Moines, Iowa. An additional satellite campus is located in West Des Moines. To learn more about Simpson College please visit: www.simpson.edu

Review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until January 20, 2018 (or until filled). Submit application letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by email or U.S. mail to:

Dr. Barb Ramos, Chair

Department of Education

Simpson College

701 North C Street

Indianola, IA 50125


Simpson College aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to help constitute a diverse community. You will find the entire EOE statement at: http://simpson.edu/employment-opportunities/. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusion and the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.



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