Life Science Education

Wayne State College is seeking a Life Science Education Faculty member. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2023. This is a Tenure Track position.

Primary teaching assignment will include rotations of NAT 280 Life Science for Elementary Ed., NAT 281 Physical Science of Elementary Ed., EDU 409 Content Area Methods, and EDU 490 Student teacher supervision.

Exceptional Expertise is defined as documented scholarship (e.g. doctorate or terminal degree in the field), skill, or experience in the priorities of the teacher education program such as content specialization, diversity, assessment or technology.

Desired start date is the 2024 Fall Semester.

Nature of Work: 

Responsible for providing instruction in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the College. Teach college courses in professional education and general biology; observe clinical practice students (student teachers); advise candidates; participate in state, college, department, and program committees; engage in scholarly activities; and collaborate with college and PreK-12 school colleagues to further the school’s and department’s mission.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree required; earned Doctorate preferred. A candidate with Doctorate in progress will be considered. Doctorate required for tenure.
  • 2+ years of PK-12 teaching or exceptional expertise
  • Must have or be able to obtain a driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize technology, multiple teaching methods and innovative methods of delivery
  • Active involvement in professional organizations related to the teaching of 7-12 sciences
  • Be familiar with the Nebraska State Science Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards

Other Requirements: 

Criminal Background Check and DMV Check

Wayne State College serves as a model of success for regional public higher education. Investments in infrastructure and facilities, expanded academic programs and partnerships, a whole-campus approach to recruitment and retention, and a commitment to strategic planning position the College as a strong member of the Nebraska State College System. More than 4,500 students rely on Wayne State for access to graduate and undergraduate degree programs in more than 130 programs of study each year, a role the College has proudly filled since its founding in 1891. Our goals are clear: continually improve retention and graduation rates, provide high-quality academic programs and campus facilities, support workforce and economic development in the region, maintain affordability and access, and manage resources for sustainability. We invite qualified applicants to join us in our important work.

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Additional Information

Salary Information:

Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Attractive and comprehensive benefit package. Annual salary is approximately $45,710 -$66,129 or as allowable under the SCEA agreement.

Contact Information

Wayne State College
1111 Main Street
Wayne, Nebraska 68787

Mollie Sudbeck
(p) (402) 375-7202

How to Apply