Assistant Professor, Math Education - (FAC002282)

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University of Houston Downtown



The Department of Urban Education at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) invites applications for one or more tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education. The candidate will teach undergraduate and master’s degree courses and employ diverse teaching methods to accommodate various levels of academic preparation. The candidate will have a willingness to examine and adapt one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to engage and support a culturally and linguistically diverse student body while effectively addressing issues of equity in the classroom.


We seek applicants who are committed to cultivating diverse teacher leaders, who can create transformative change in K-12 schools and other educational contexts through our teacher preparation program, and who bring critical approaches to teaching within school communities, students, families, and teachers. The department is committed to removing inequities that face underserved and marginalized populations and encourage applicants with a similar focus. Academic responsibilities include teaching and developing undergraduate and/or graduate courses; supporting students as they prepare for and pass certification exams; development of undergraduate and graduate programs; providing departmental, college, university, and professional service; and maintaining a research agenda.


The current teaching load for this position is 4/3 with a 3/3 load in the first year on the tenure track. Teaching in multiple modalities, day and evening, at any of UHD’s three campuses. A commitment to excellence in teaching—including the ability to model exemplary methods for working with diverse populations of learners—is required. The ideal candidate can utilize instructional technology for teaching and learning, and has a willingness to collaborate with university colleagues, as well as with local school districts and community partners. The position requires that the candidate establish a successful program of research and engage in research and service activities that support the department, college, university, and profession.







Minimum Qualifications


  • Earned doctorate--by the time of appointment--in mathematics education, curriculum and Instruction, or a strongly related field with an academic specialization in mathematics (at least 18 hours of graduate coursework). Doctoral candidates who are nearing completion of their degrees (ABD) are also encouraged to apply and will be considered.
  • Demonstrated ability and/or interest in teaching in a multiethnic, multilingual, multicultural environment
  • At least three (3) years of full-time experience as a K-12 classroom teacher, preferably in a public-school setting



Preferred Qualifications


Candidates should demonstrate: 


  • Experience in a field-based teacher education program and higher education teaching experience
  • Experience working with English language learners at the K-12 level
  • Evidence of supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion by addressing educational inequities and the improvement of educational outcomes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Evidence of successful or potential for success in teaching, service, and research/scholarly creative involvement, including but not limited to publications and grants
  • Proficiency in instructional technology, online instruction, and effective course design in a variety of course modalities
  • Experience in Service Learning and/or Community Engagement with multicultural, multiethnic, multilingual populations


During the process of reviewing candidates, additional materials may be required.


Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Unofficial Transcripts, Teaching Philosophy or Statement


Schedule: Full-time


Note: Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Beverly Alford at


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Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Unofficial Transcripts, Teaching Philosophy or Statement


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Review of Applicants Begins: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Contact Name: 
Dr. Beverly Alford
Contact Email: