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Continuing Track Instructor / Assistant Professor, Secondary Mathematics Education

Job no: 499384
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark/Hybrid
Categories: Mathematical Sciences, Full Time
Department:Mathematical Sciences (02553)

Job Advertisement – Math Ed CT Faculty Search 2022 – 2023 University of Delaware Instructor or Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware invites applications for a Continuing Track faculty member at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor. The person in this position will devote most of their time to teaching and service in the Secondary Mathematics Education program, with some opportunity for scholarship for those with a Ph.D.


The Secondary Math Education program prepares teacher candidates for Grades 7-12 certification through rigorous coursework and multiple field experiences, including an innovative early field experience in an undergraduate mathematics course. Program graduates are highly sought after in the state and region, and multiple students have won prestigious scholarships, awards, and fellowships. Mathematics educators in the department, university, and state are part of an active, collaborative mathematics education community.


The Continuing Track (CT) is UD’s permanent, non-tenure track career path; CT faculty work on a 9-month contract. CT faculty enjoy contracts that increase in length over time, as well as many of the same benefits as tenure-track and tenured faculty, such as identical titles, a parallel promotion track, sabbaticals, and shared faculty governance.


QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will have a degree and/or meaningful experience in the field of mathematics education.


Minimum requirements:

  • An advanced degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) to be completed by the start date of the appointment:

    •  Either in Mathematics Education, or a closely related field, a minimum of 12 credits in graduate-level mathematics is required;

    • Or in Mathematics, or a closely related field with significant (at least two years) demonstrated experience in teaching and working with prospective or practicing secondary mathematics teachers;

  • Experience as the instructor of record for a mathematics or mathematics education course;
  • Experience working with prospective or practicing mathematics teachers;
  • A strong commitment to implementing evidence-based pedagogical practices and developing excellence in teaching both in oneself and in prospective teachers;
  • A strong commitment to equity, access, and success for all students;
  • A strong commitment to carrying out service activities that require organization, attention to detail, and the ability to collaborate and network with others;
  • Experience with developing or applying assessment rubrics;
  • (For applicants with a doctoral degree) A record of scholarship and plans for continued engagement in mathematics education research or scholarship of teaching and learning.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience teaching mathematics content and pedagogy courses for prospective secondary teachers;
  • Experience in recruitment and retention of teacher candidates;
  • Experience with program accreditation (i.e., CAEP/NCTM Standards for Mathematics Teacher Preparation);
  • Experience with mentoring and/or advising students.

Job Responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching mathematics content and pedagogy courses for prospective secondary teachers;
  • Collaborating with program faculty and community groups to recruit and retain diverse cohorts of prospective teachers;
  • Administering accreditation assessments and participating in the management of the CAEP accreditation process and other ancillary programmatic tasks
  • Developing, refining, and applying rubrics to make judgements about the extent to which teacher candidates have achieved particular standards
  • Teaching introductory mathematics courses, as needed.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit the following materials through the Math Jobs system.


  • Cover letter, outlining interest in the position and relevant skills and experience
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A Student Success Statement (maximum of 4 single-spaced pages) summarizing your teaching experiences (e.g., types of courses taught, class size), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and specific strategies for promoting an inclusive culture in the classroom and supporting prospective secondary mathematics teachers
  • Graduate transcripts
  • 3 - 4 reference letters (to be submitted directly to MathJobs by the letter writers). At least two letters should address the candidate’s teaching ability.


The expected start date is August 16, 2023.


Questions, but not application materials, should be e-mailed to Dr. Michelle Cirillo at with “CT MathEd Position” in the subject line or you may call (302) 831-4455.

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AT UD: The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment in the workplace. The department has about 50 faculty members in mathematics education, applied mathematics, and mathematics, and offers BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees in a variety of areas. The department averages about $1 million in external research funding each year. The secondary education programs at the university, including the secondary mathematics education program, are primarily housed within their disciplinary units, mainly in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College has 600 faculty members, emphasizes the enduring value of an arts and science education, and shares a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION AT UD: The mathematics education community at the University of Delaware comprises faculty in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education and Human Development (scroll down on this page to see current faculty list). Faculty across these two units interact around the Mathematics Education Seminar, the weekly Graduate Student Seminar, as well as other collaborative endeavors. The University of Delaware recently hosted the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education from 2017-2020, and various faculty members contributed to NCTM’s most recent Compendium for Research in Mathematics Education. Faculty scholarship includes scholarly work that connects research and practice in our teacher preparation programs, undergraduate courses, and in community schools.

The University of Delaware is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation and is located in an attractive geographic location. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found here.

The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX institution.  For the University’s complete non-discrimination statement, please visit  A recipient of a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award, UD has a service to assist dual-career couples and supports work-life balance through family-friendly policies.


Further Info:

Michelle Cirillo <>

(302) 831-4455


Department of Mathematical Sciences

University of Delaware

15 Orchard Rd., Ewing 501

Newark, DE 19716



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