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Continuing Track Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education, College of Education & Human Development

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: School of Education, Full Time

Continuing Track Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education

Position. The School of Education in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Delaware invites applications for a continuing-track faculty position in mathematics education to begin Fall 2020 at the rank of assistant professor. As a continuing-track faculty member, the successful candidate will have opportunities to teach undergraduate-level courses, take on leadership responsibilities in the School of Education, gain promotion, take sabbatical leaves and hold a multi-year, renewable appointment. Qualified candidates should be interested in establishing a long-term career at the University of Delaware. The start date of the position is September 1, 2020.

Qualifications and Responsibilities. A doctorate in Mathematics Education or a related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in teaching mathematics at the K-12 level, and who have significant experience teaching mathematics methods and/or mathematics content to prospective elementary teachers. Teaching responsibilities will include math methods courses or math content courses for elementary or middle school teacher candidates. Service responsibilities may include program coordination and/or accreditation responsibilities. While this position is primarily a teaching and service position, we also seek candidates who are interested in applied research, community engagement, and program development. Finally, we are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice through teaching, research, and/or public engagement.

Mathematics Education at UD. Five tenure-track faculty members comprise the mathematics education group in the School of Education. These faculty have collaborated to develop a research-based, award-winning mathematics teacher preparation program, one of the strongest in the nation. Our undergraduate elementary mathematics teacher education program is nationally recognized and provides pre-service teachers with an option to earn certification to teach middle school mathematics.

In addition to the five mathematics education faculty in the School of Education, there are also four mathematics education faculty in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. The mathematics education faculty at UD have a history of engaging in significant research with consistent support from external funding agencies.

Opportunities for collaboration and public engagement will be available through the undergraduate teacher education program, the College’s Professional Development Center for Educators, the Delaware Mathematics Coalition, and Delaware school districts.

About the School of Education. The School of Education within the College of Education and Human Development has 50 full time faculty, and houses nearly 600 undergraduate majors and minors and 360 graduate students. The School of Education offers an undergraduate major in elementary teacher education and undergraduate minors in educational studies, educational technology, and urban education. The School of Education supports several robust graduate programs at both the master’s and doctoral level, including a Ph.D. program in education, an Ed.D. program in educational leadership, and an Ed.S. program in school psychology. Faculty in the School of Education are engaged in research activities that span mathematics education, language and literacy, the science of learning, sociocultural approaches, and educational policy. Faculty research is externally supported from numerous foundations and from federal agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Education Sciences, and the National Institutes of Health. In the last several years, faculty have garnered external funding in excess of $21 million and the college ranks among the top universities nationally in obtaining federal support for education research. Additionally, faculty in the School of Education are deeply engaged with K-12 schools and organizations that serve students and educational professionals in Delaware and other states. They are recognized for their contributions to local, state and national conversations about critical educational issues, lead organizations working to address those issues, and provide a range of supports to the agencies at the front lines of improving educational opportunities and outcomes. The faculty are a methodologically diverse and collegial group of nationally and internationally known scholars.

About the University of Delaware. Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in Newark, Delaware, within two hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (a research designation accorded to fewer than three percent of the degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million annually. A state-assisted, privately-governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students. The University of Delaware has been recognized for the past five years by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of America’s best university employers.

The University of Delaware strongly believes that our future success is firmly predicated on our steadfast commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Diversity is a core value and guiding principle for our School's educational mission to prepare future scholars, educators, and leaders to educate and lead in increasingly diverse schools and communities. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages applications from all groups, especially Minority Group Members and Women.

Applications. Applications received by October 14, 2019 will receive first consideration. Applications should include a letter describing the candidate’s teaching experience, research interests and accomplishments (including external funding, if relevant), mathematics background, and commitment to promoting equity and inclusion. Applicants should submit a CV and three letters of reference addressing qualifications relevant for the position. For inquiries, contact: Dr. Charles Hohensee, Search Committee Chair, 302-831-1166, hohensee@udel.edu.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members and women. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.

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