Biology Science Education Faculty Position - Brigham Young University


The Department of Biology at Brigham Young University invites applications for an open faculty position in biology science education. This hire is part of a department initiative to strengthen our program in science education and is intended to further establish program excellence in scholarly research, graduate mentoring, and science teacher education. We seek a discipline-based education researcher who specializes in theory-driven, quantitative research and demonstrates use of learning theories as well as a broad background in the biological sciences. The applicant should be able to demonstrate a strong research potential in science education evidenced by a record of scholarly publications and extramural grants. A PhD or post-doctoral experience in biology education (or equivalent) is required. The successful applicant will teach courses in introductory biology as well as in biology education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This is an open rank, continuing faculty status position (BYU’s equivalent of tenure track) with an anticipated start date of Fall 2018.

Complete applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and a completed BYU employment application form. Applicants should provide names and contact information for three references; letters of recommendation will be requested for those candidates that make our short list. Inquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Jamie Jensen
Science Education Faculty Search
4102 LSB
BYU-Department of Biology
Provo, UT 84602, USA

We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2017.

Brigham Young University, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with disabilities. All faculty are required to abide by the university’s honor code and dress and grooming standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Successful candidates are expected to support and contribute to the academic and religious missions of the university within the context of the principles and doctrine of the affiliated church.