ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
Mathematics Education Announcement – Middle School Emphasis
The Department of Mathematics at Illinois State University is seeking applications for a nine-month, open-rank, tenure-track position beginning August 16, 2022. We seek one faculty member to work on middle grades (5 through 8) teacher preparation.
The position requires an earned doctorate in Mathematics Education or closely related area by August 16, 2022. Other requirements include the ability to teach a wide range of courses focused on mathematics and mathematics education; a strong commitment to teacher education and to quality teaching; and an active research program in Mathematics Education compatible with research interests of current faculty. Teaching or research experience at the middle-school level is preferred. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.
The successful candidate at the senior level will have an influential research program in Mathematics Education, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a sustained history of mentoring graduate students. At the junior level, evidence of excellence in teaching and a promising research program in Mathematics Education are required, and some experience mentoring graduate students is desired. The successful candidate at either level will be expected to maintain an active research program, to assume leadership roles, and to work collaboratively to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics in K-12 educational programs. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Department and Programs. The new appointee will join an energetic and collegial group of mathematics educators in a Mathematics Department housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department has more than 27 tenure-line positions, including 10 in Mathematics Education. It offers Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in Mathematics as well as a Ph.D. program in Mathematics Education. The Department provides all content and methods courses in Mathematics Education for majors in elementary, middle school, and secondary education. The Master’s program offers a concentration in Secondary Mathematics Education and a sequence in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Education. The Ph.D. program offers specializations at both the K–9 and K–12 levels. The Department has approximately 300 undergraduate majors (about 50% choosing the Secondary Teacher Certification sequence) and approximately 50 graduate students, including 19 in the doctoral program. See our web page at http://www.math.illinoisstate.edu for more information.
The University. Illinois State University (http://www.illinoisstate.edu) is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large- university opportunities. Founded in 1857, ISU is the oldest public university in Illinois with an enrollment of approximately 20,500 students in its six colleges. The Department of Mathematics is housed with the College of Arts and Sciences (http://www.cas.ilstu.edu) which is home to 19 academic departments and interdisciplinary programs. Please visit the University’s points of pride at https://illinoisstate.edu/points-of-pride/. Illinois State made U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings of America’s best public national universities based on academic quality and excellence. The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Edvocate have consistently named Illinois State University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For”. Washington Monthly ranked the University No. 62 out of all national universities for the institution's contribution to the public good through social mobility, research, and public services. Illinois State University is ranked the seventh best college offering degrees in education in the U.S.
The Community. Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 167,000. The community is home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, Heartland Community College, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Rivian Motors, Country Financial, and State Farm Insurance Corporate Headquarters. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. Forbes magazine ranked Bloomington-Normal the 66th best small places for businesses and careers and 13th best for education. (https://www.forbes.com/places/il/bloomington/) Bloomington-Normal is conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield, many of which are accessible by Amtrak Train. For more information on our community, please visit http://www.visitbn.org/.
To Apply: Review of applications will begin on November 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, applicants should complete an online faculty application for posting number 512268 at https://jobs.illinoisstate.edu/ and attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and official transcripts. Additionally, please send three letters of recommendation by November 12, 2021 to:
Mathematics Education Search
Illinois State University, Mathematics Department
Campus Box 4520
Normal, IL 61790-4520
FAX: (309) 438-5866
Phone: (309) 438-8781
The Mathematics Department is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed to apply.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.