Full Professor of Education

Vanderbilt University College of Education and Human Development


The Department of Teaching and Learning of Peabody College invites applications for a full professor with the possibility of an Endowed Chair in Science Education. We are open to scholars in a broad range of specialties in science teaching and learning, including those whose research focuses on public and community engagement in science, student or teacher identity, innovative teacher education, computational thinking, science discourse, and/or the design of equitable, just and academically-challenging science learning environments. We are interested in scholarship that takes place in the context of schools or spans school, home, and community settings.  We seek a colleague who will be committed to advancing critical scholarship of educational practice and working with the increasingly diverse communities of Vanderbilt University and the city of Nashville.



Successful applicants must have a strong record of publication and external research funding. Additionally, the successful candidate will help lead, initiate, and participate in collaborative research projects, teacher education and/or community partnerships as well as contribute to our undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs. These include: Learning, Teaching and Diversity (Ph.D.), Learning and Diversity in Urban Settings (M.Ed.), Learning and Design (M.Ed.), and our teacher credentialing programs.


Application Instructions

We will review applications beginning November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit: a letter of interest, up to three publications (or manuscripts in progress), a current vita and the names of three scholars who will write letters of recommendation. The committee will request three letters of recommendation from a small group of finalists. Please apply at the following link : http://apply.interfolio.com/70109. Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Noel Enyedy, Chair, Science Education Search Committee, noel.d.enyedy@vanderbilt.edu. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the Vanderbilt Peabody College website at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/.