Associate Professor

Search Status: 
Open

Location

Institution: 
University of Minnesota

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate degree in Mathematics Education, Elementary Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or a similar field. Doctorate must be completed by August 1, 2020.  There must  be a minimum of 18 graduate-level credits in mathematics or STEM education or mathematics (Content).
  • Current K-6  license in elementary  education or the equivalent out of state license with elementary scope.
  • At least 3 years as a teacher of record in an elementary classroom. Candidates must provide evidence that, in their role as an elementary teacher of record, they were responsible for teaching mathematics.
  • Evidence of an explicit commitment to equity, access, and diversity matters related to markers of difference including, but not limited to race, social class, gender, language, and sexuality.
  • Evidence of the capacity to be a flexible, situational, and visionary leader who effectively leads and collaborates with others.
  • For Assistant Professors, evidence of an emerging research agenda in elementary mathematics education.
  • For Associate Professors, evidence of a robust research agenda in elementary mathematics education and success in securing research funding.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • For Associate Professors, evidence of effective advising.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage Elementary math methods courses and program.
  • Potential to recruit students from underrepresented groups in licensure and STEM PhD programs.
  • Evidence of teacher education mathematics leadership in an elementary setting (e.g., curriculum specialist, lead mathematics teacher, teacher mentor, leadership in professional learning communities.
  • Demonstrated engagement in racially diverse communities, schools, or educational non-profits, having service with and among under-represented groups.
  • Experience teaching mathematics methods at the elementary or early childhood level.
  • Experience with supervision of student teachers.
  • Experience with the integration of technology in teaching.
     

About the Job

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, invites nominations and applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Elementary Mathematics Education. This person will provide dedicated leadership in racial justice-focused elementary mathematics education in our STEM Education program (75%) and our Elementary Education program (25%).

Our vibrant team of faculty and graduate students in STEM Education and in Elementary Education are interested in researching and teaching political and social ideas, issues, and concerns as they take shape in the curriculum, contexts, and pedagogies of elementary mathematics education.  A central priority of our department is to recruit and retain teacher candidates and graduate students of color and prepare them for teaching and research that challenges systems and structures of racism and oppression in elementary mathematics. The successful candidate will therefore have demonstrated passion for racial-justice oriented elementary mathematics education research, teaching, and/or service.

The successful candidate will work closely with our program for Elementary Education undergraduate majors (approximately 200 students at any given time), Elementary Education M.Ed. Initial Licensure Program students, and STEM Education PhD students. The hire will intentionally and systematically design learning experiences (e.g., in elementary teaching methods courses and research/theory courses) and research opportunities oriented toward justice in education.

This is a full-time, 9-month, position in a highly regarded college of a major urban research university. The position will be tenure-track at the Assistant Professor level and tenured at the Associate Professor level. Located in the culturally diverse cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the University of Minnesota offers unique opportunities for research and participation in varied cultural communities. Additional information about the college and department can be found at www.education.umn.edu.

Appointment Details: The individual hired will be appointed to a full‐time, 9‐month, annually‐renewable position as an Assistant or Associate Professor in Elementary Mathematics Education. This position will begin with the 2020‐2021 academic year, with a start date of August 31, 2020. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. 

This position will remain open until filled. To receive fullest consideration, applications should be submitted by January 15, 2019, when the search committee will begin its deliberations. Completed applications will consist of an application letter addressing qualifications, a curriculum vita, an academic transcript, the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references who may be contacted by the hiring committee.

For additional information, contact Associate Professor Lesa Clarkson or Associate Professor Sue Staats, Search Committee Co-Chairs, by email at covin005@umn.edu or staats@umn.edu. The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Job Repsonsibilities

Research (40%) 

  • Articulate and implement a strong research agenda pertinent to Mathematics Education as it relates to teaching, while maintaining a commitment to seeking external funds to support scholarly inquiry. It is expected that the candidate will develop a strong record of publication.

Teaching and Advising (40%)

  •  Contribute to the teaching and advising of graduate students (teachers in training, practicing teachers, M.A., M.Ed. and Ph.D. students) in the Mathematics Education Program area—with a particular focus on Elementary Education. The individual will be expected to teach four courses per academic year with possible summer teaching opportunities available.

Service (20%)

  • Make strong contributions to the ongoing activities of the Mathematics Education Program, the Department, the College, and the University. Participate in community service and/or other outreach and public engagement activities and in the activities of relevant professional organizations.
     

About the Department

Department Overview:

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is committed to training educators throughout the state of MN as well as throughout the US. The Department engages in research and instructional activities related to teacher preparation, pedagogy, instructional technology, curriculum development, and a host of related ideas. The Department is committed to fostering educational practices that lead to a more democratic and just society by:

  • Researching more engaging, more effective ways to teach and learn,
  • Preparing our students to become capable leaders and collaborators who understand the social, cultural, linguistic, political, and technological factors that influence teaching, learning, and research,
  • And, partnering with schools and communities to support the engagement and preparedness of all learners.

For more information, see our webpage http://www.cehd.umn.edu/CI/. 
 

College Overview

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is a world leader in discovering, creating, sharing, and applying principles and practices of multiculturalism and multidisciplinary scholarship to advance teaching and learning and to enhance the psychological, physical, and social development of children, youth, and adults across the lifespan in families, organizations, and communities. CEHD is the third largest college at the University of Minnesota, houses seven departments with ten undergraduate majors, over 30 graduate degree programs, and 25 centers and institutes. We are committed to diversity in our students, faculty and staff; 38.4% of our new first year students are students of color and more than 265 of our international students represent over 51 different countries
FFI: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/about/default.html 

CEHD and the University of Minnesota 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.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

This position will remain open until filled. To receive fullest consideration, applications should be submitted by January 15, 2019, when the search committee will begin its deliberations. Completed applications will consist of an application letter addressing qualifications, a curriculum vita, an academic transcript, the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references who may be contacted by the hiring committee.

For additional information, contact Associate Professor Lesa Clarkson or Associate Professor Sue Staats, Search Committee Co-Chairs, by email at covin005@umn.edu or staats@umn.edu. 

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

 

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota 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.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Contact Name: 
Associate Professor Lesa Clarkson or Associate Professor Sue Staats