University of Delaware
School of Education
Associate or Full Professor Position in Mathematics Education
Position. The University of Delaware seeks an exemplary scholar and leader in mathematics education. This new senior level position is funded to enhance the contributions of a program already regarded highly within and outside the University. The mathematics education faculty members at UD pride themselves on sustaining a culture of exciting, collaborative, and supportive scholarship. Joining this group would offer unique opportunities to enhance one’s own career as well as propelling the program to even higher levels of excellence. The position in the School of Education, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, is available September 1, 2018.
Qualifications and Responsibilities. Qualified applicants will have an influential and highly respected program of research in mathematics education, a record of external funding for educationally significant research and development projects, and a history of excellent teaching. Responsibilities include sustaining a significant research program in mathematics education, supervising doctoral research, teaching effectively in the mathematics education program, and participating in advancing the shared goals of the mathematics education group. Teaching responsibilities include graduate courses in mathematics education as well as undergraduate courses for pre-service elementary and middle school teachers: mathematics content courses and pedagogical methods for teaching mathematics.
Mathematics Education at UD. The mathematics education group at the University of Delaware includes five faculty members in the School of Education and five in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Our Ph.D. program in mathematics education is housed in the School of Education, but it is a collaborative venture between mathematics education faculties in both departments. For more information, go to http://www.education.udel.edu/doctoral/phd/math/.
Special opportunities are provided through a professional development center on campus (Professional Development Center for Educators) and a professional development center at the state level (Delaware Mathematics Coalition). For candidates who are interested in conducting research on professional development and in-service teachers’ learning and practice, both of these centers can facilitate connections between mathematics education faculty and teachers in Delaware school districts.
About the University and the School of Education. 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. with a railroad station in town, the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than three percent of the degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. 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 universities to work for.
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 educational leaders to educate and lead in increasingly diverse schools and communities. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence by providing leadership in research, inclusive teaching, or public engagement toward promoting diversity and equal opportunities.
UD is home to the College of Education and Human Development which is known nationally for its innovative, exemplary School of Education. The School of Education’s graduate programs have been ranked 32nd nationally by U.S. News and World Report. With external funding of $25 million per year from 2012-16, the College ranks among the top universities in federal support for education research. The School houses the College’s largest undergraduate program, Elementary Teacher Education, a model program with extensive interdisciplinary, applied experiences. The School also houses several professional master’s degree programs and PhD and EdD programs. In 2014, the School launched a new online master’s program in teacher leadership, and is actively developing additional online degree programs.
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages applications from all groups, especially Minority Group Members and Women.
Applications. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and contact information for three references. The CV and application letter will be shared with departmental faculty. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted. For inquiries, contact: Dr. Amanda Jansen, Search Committee Chair, 302-831-4227, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants should apply through Interfolio at the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/42690