The University of Washington Tacoma, an urban-serving institution, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). We seek an individual that shares our institutional values of excellence, community, diversity, innovation and access. The university serves a dynamic and culturally diverse population of over 5000 undergraduate and graduate students. A majority of our student population is first generation in college. We seek a candidate demonstrating equity and excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service in the field of mathematics education.
This position will contribute to our new undergraduate mathematics major within an interdisciplinary framework—bringing specific expertise and interest in capstone experiences and curriculum development for the mathematics major—in addition to teaching undergraduate mathematics courses serving students in engineering, business, science, social science, technology, and education. This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period. The position requires collaboration with other faculty in the Division, as well as the broader University of Washington Tacoma community.
The successful candidate will work effectively with student populations underrepresented in STEM-related fields, provide mentor and research opportunities for undergraduates, build community connections, and integrate evidence-based and inclusive pedagogical techniques into undergraduate mathematics teaching and learning. The appointment requires a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Mathematics or a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Mathematics Education with a strong background in mathematics (masters in mathematics or equivalent is required) and begins September 16, 2017. Establishment of an effective and sustainable program of scholarship in the candidate's field is required for tenure and promotion. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be appointed on an acting basis.
The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was established in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach to education as its foundation. It has evolved into an urban-serving institution with a thriving downtown campus that serves undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students with a wide range of ages and backgrounds from the South Puget Sound region and beyond. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research, and community collaborations. The campus commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is central to an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit http://www.tacoma.washington.edu.
To apply, please submit:
1. Letter detailing your interest in the position and outlining how your qualifications and experience match both the position’s description and the academic environment of the university;
2. Statement detailing experience and commitment to diversity including how your teaching, scholarship, or service supports the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields, particularly in STEM;
3.Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught;
4. Statement of your teaching philosophy;
5. Evidence of teaching effectiveness;
6. Scholarship statement of your research interests including a plan for future work and a sample of professional writing; and
7. three letters of reference at least one of which addresses the applicant’s teaching effectiveness.
Submit all application materials through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8439. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin January 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, email Dr. Jennifer Quinn (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Julia Aguirre (email@example.com).
Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.