UTeach Co-Director & Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

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Columbus State University; Columbus, GA

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Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of nearly 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Columbus, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community - https://visitcolumbusga.com.

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence – the Spencer House – in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.

Inclusion is one of Columbus State University’s values. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan specifically states that we will work “to attain a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” The range of diverse students at CSU is reflected by the diverse student organizations, including Collegiate 100 Men of CSU, Collegiate Women of Columbus State University, Minority Association of Premedical/Prehealth Students, Pride +, CHispA, and others.

Job Summary

The position of Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education and UTeach Co-Director is a nine-month (with potential for a twelve-month appointment), tenure-track faculty position in the Teaching, Leadership & Counseling Department in the College of Education and Health Professions.


The responsibilities include:  serving as the UTeach Co-Director which includes program coordination responsibilities of UTeach undergraduate and post-bac programs in  Secondary Math, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science Education, plus Computer Science Education (P-12); Effective advising and teaching (face-to-face, blended, and online) at the undergraduate and graduate levels of mathematics education courses as well as computer science education courses as needed; designing, implementing, and assessing mathematics education programs of study; supervising student teachers, interns, and practicum students; engaging in research and scholarly activities, to include mentoring doctoral students, serving on and chairing doctoral dissertation committees; performing service and recruiting for the program, department, college, and university; working closely with the UTeach Co-Director in the College of Letters and Sciences, faculty in the Middle and Secondary Education fields, as well as content faculty in the College of Letters and Sciences; and participating actively in Mathematics Education professional development and leadership activities. 

The successful candidate will perform service and administrative tasks necessary to enhance program, department, college, and university goals and objectives, foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration, work in continuous improvement of educator preparation and educational research, demonstrate exceptional ability to function as part of a team with university faculty and the community of practice, and engage in practices that support the University’s focus on student engagement and active learning.

The successful candidate will be a community role model who fosters an environment of professionalism, scholarship, continuous improvement in the UTeach, Mathematics Education, and Computer Science Education program design and delivery, and collaboration with university faculty and public school personnel. The Teacher Education, Leadership, and Counseling department at Columbus State prepares candidates to be student-centered teachers and leaders who promote engagement and success for all learners. 

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned doctorate (ABD considered) in Mathematics Education (expertise in both middle and secondary education preferred) or a related field from a regionally accredited institution; expertise and coursework to meet SACSCOC recommendations in Computer Science education to enable teaching Computer Science Education courses, as well; experience and knowledge in education as a middle and/or secondary mathematics teacher, curriculum director, or administrator; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills; a record of successful research and publication or strong evidence of potential; a demonstrated record of membership and participation in relevant professional organizations; a record of service and involvement in the profession; and the ability to use technology for synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who have the ability to bring innovative strategies to the teacher education program; have evidence of successful teaching at the college level in both traditional and online environments; have middle and secondary grades mathematics teaching certification and teaching experience in U.S. public schools; have expertise and experience teaching computer science education courses; have previous experience coordinating UTeach or similar programs; and have evidence of collaborating with middle and secondary schools/partners in Professional Development Schools.

Required Documents to Attach

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Preference will be given to applications received by October 12, 2021. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to an offer being extended. Electronic transcripts preferred. Please direct them to Dr. Jan Burcham at burcham_jan@columbusstate.edu or COEHP, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research
  • Copy of Recent Paper Presentation or Publication
  • Three references with emails and current telephone numbers

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University’s online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jan G. Burcham, Associate Dean in the College of Education and Health Professions, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; Phone: 706-507-8519; or e-mail to burcham_jan@columbusstate.edu.

Conditions of Employment

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Please Note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.


Review of Applicants Begins: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Contact Name: 
Basil Conway IV