Assistant or Associate Professor (Mathematics Education)

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University of Minnesota

About the Position 

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota seeks to fill a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position. The successful candidate will bring a focus on and commitments to environmental and/or racial justice in their work in elementary mathematics education.

This is a 9-month, full-time appointment with a target start date of August 2022.

This position will be responsible for: 

  • Research: Establish and build upon a strong research agenda pertinent to elementary mathematics education, with particular attention to environmental and/or racial justice.
  • Teaching and Advising: Contribute to the teaching and advising of graduate students (teacher candidates, practicing teachers, M.A., M.Ed. and Ph.D. students) primarily in elementary mathematics education. The individual will be expected to teach four courses per academic year with possible summer teaching opportunities available.
  • Service: Participate in and contribute to the mathematics education program area, as well as the department, college, and university; engage in community service and/or other outreach and public engagement activities and in the activities of relevant professional organizations.


Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate degree in Mathematics Education, Elementary Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or a similar field. Doctorate must be completed by August 1, 2022.  There must be a minimum of 18 graduate-level credits in mathematics education, STEM education, or mathematics.  Current or previously held K-6 license in elementary education or equivalent professional elementary teaching.
  • 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 in the elementary grades for at least one year.
  • 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 Department

About the Department of Curriculum and Instruction

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction seeks to develop and prepare future teachers, practitioners, and researchers who are equipped to identify and challenge systems and structures of racism and oppression, locally and globally. This tenure-track faculty member will have an appointment in the Department’s Mathematics Education program area, which consists of a Master of Education (MEd) initial licensure program in Mathematics Education, an MEd in professional studies in mathematics education, and MA and PhD majors. For further information, visit    

About the College:

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), the third largest college and the University, contributes to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span. We know diversity is necessary to do our best work and foster our humanity. That’s why the CEHD community is collectively dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment, embracing and celebrating all identities of our students, staff, and faculty. These values are also a moral imperative requiring continuous proactive measures and a firm stance against prejudice, discrimination, and systemic injustice.


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 detailed resume, names and contact information of three references, a statement of teaching interests, and a statement of research interests. The teaching and research statements should include prior or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion  Additional documents may be attached after submitting your application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

This position requires that you attach the following 5 documents as PDFs:

  1. Cover letter that details how your credentials and professional experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications outlined above
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Names and contact information of three references
  4. Statement of teaching interests
  5. Statement of research interests

Priority will be given to completed applications submitted by November 8, 2021.  To receive the fullest consideration, applications should be received no later than November 19, 2021.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For assistance with the online application system, please view the Using the Job Application System page: Questions about the application can be directed to Kristina Pearson (  Please direct your questions about the position to the search committee chair, Dr. Lesa Clarkson  (

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


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.

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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.  Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Friday, November 19, 2021
Contact Name: 
Dr. Lesa Clarkson
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