Assistant Professor, Science Education


Isabelle Farrington College of Education

Sacred Heart University

Assistant Professor, Science Education

Sacred Heart University, the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Conn., and satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. More than 8,500 students attend the University’s five colleges: Arts & Sciences; Health Professions; Nursing; the Jack Welch College of Business; and the Isabelle Farrington College of Education. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its guides Best 381 Colleges2017 Edition, “Best in the Northeast” and Best 294 Business Schools– 2017 Edition. U.S.News & World Report ranks SHU among the best master’s universities in the North in its “Best Colleges 2017” publication. The Chronicle of Higher Education also names SHU one of the fastest-growing Roman Catholic universities in its 2016 almanac. SHU fields 32 division I athletic teams and has an award-winning program of community service.

Sacred Heart University invites applications for assistant professor of science education to begin August 21, 2017. This tenure-track faculty position is based at the University’s satellite location in Griswold, Connecticut.   The Griswold Campus is a unique “Learning Lab.”  The University shares facilities with the Griswold Public Schools; the campus includes an elementary, middle and high school. Graduate–level courses lead to CT teacher certification in elementary education (grades 1-6), as well as secondary (grades 7-12) certification in mathematics, biology, chemistry, English, general science, social studies/history and Spanish. Candidates pursuing initial teacher certification also participate in our graduate teacher internship program and earn Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degrees. The Griswold Campus also offers CT School Administrator Certification (092), 6th Year in Educational Leadership, endorsement in Literacy (102, 097) and cross endorsement in Special Education (165).  Primary teaching responsibilities for this position are in the areas of science methods and curriculum. Additional teaching responsibilities will be in initial or advanced programs, for example psychological foundations or educational assessment. Responsibilities include teaching graduate courses, advising candidates, implementing an active plan of scholarly research as well as participation and leadership in department and college committees, and providing service to university, local school districts and professional communities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction or related field, earned by August 15, 2017

  • Certification, or ability to secure Connecticut certification

  • Commitment to diversity and equity in education

  • 3 years of successful experience as a science teacher

  • A record of collaborative professional activity within a public school environment

  • Demonstrated understanding of current standards and policies that impact teacher education

  • Potential for scholarship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction with focus in science education

  • 5 or more years of successful experience as a science teacher

  • Experience as an instructional teacher supervisor, math interventionist or content specialist

  • Record of scholarly publications

  • Successful teaching experience in higher education

  • Experience integrating technology into teaching and learning

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, C.V., response to the university Mission Statement, names and contact information of three references, and a representative publication or other writing sample through the online portal at: Application Portal .  The search committee will only consider online submissions. 

Review of applications begins March 15 and the position remains open until filled. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package including a 403(b) plan and tuition remission. 

Ecumenical in spirit and led by the laity, Sacred Heart University is dedicated to excellence in academics and to the Catholic intellectual and liberal arts traditions.  We seek diverse individuals who value the University’s Catholic identity, tradition and spirit, and support its commitment to the intellectual and ethical development of our students.  Sacred Heart University is an equal opportunity /affirmative action employer. Qualified members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.