Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education with Elementary/Middle Emphasis

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is a top-tier (R1) research university located on the shores of Lake Michigan and one of only two doctoral institutions in the University of Wisconsin System. It offers comprehensive liberal arts, sciences, and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to nearly 25,000 students.

The UWM School of Education is the state’s premier school for the research and practice of urban education. Its mission is to provide leadership and inspiration for learning and human development in urban communities. The School of Education values leadership for diverse communities; excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service; social and ethical responsibility; diversity; and communication and collaboration. The School has strong collaborations with area public school districts and with a wide variety of community based organizations.

The Department of Teaching and Learning offers programs at the bachelor, masters, and doctoral levels. Central to the work of the department is the preparation of teachers to work in settings serving culturally and linguistically diverse children. The department offers teacher education programs for early childhood, elementary and middle education, secondary, and special education.

Job Summary

The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites applications for a position as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education with a focus on elementary and middle school education to begin August 2023. This position is a tenure-track, academic year appointment.

The individual will teach mathematics education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, contributing to the Elementary and Middle Education teacher preparation program, the Master’s program in mathematics teacher leadership, and the Urban Education Doctoral specialization in mathematics education.

The successful candidate will:

•    establish an active program of research and scholarship in mathematics education;

•    be active in professional organizations at the state and national levels;

•    collaborate with program faculty and school district partners;

•    advise masters and doctoral students in mathematics education; and

•    collaborate with faculty in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research on program development and research projects.

Candidates for this position should be mathematics educators with a strong mathematics background, expertise in mathematics education, and a commitment to urban education and equitable teaching practices.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in mathematics education or a closely related field, completed prior to the starting date.
  • Classroom teaching experience in elementary/middle schools.
  • A research agenda in mathematics education.

Preferred Qualifications           

•      Expertise in mathematics education at the elementary and middle school levels.

•      Demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity based on an active research agenda in
mathematics education at the elementary/middle levels.

•      Strong potential for securing external funding.

•      Strong background in mathematics content.

•      Commitment to collegial and collaborative work in undergraduate teacher education programs.

•      Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

•      Familiarity with current trends in mathematics education in U.S. public schools.

•      Experience working with diverse populations in urban schools and school districts.

•      Active participation in mathematics education professional organizations.

•      Experience teaching at the university level.

•      Teaching experience in a variety of in-person, hybrid, and online modalities.

Application Instructions

The Search Committee will begin review of applications on January 5, 2023. This is a continuous recruitment. Applications received by January 4, 2023, are assured full consideration. Applications received after this date may not receive consideration. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Application materials include:

1.   Cover letter addressing minimum and preferred qualifications; research, teaching, and diversity statements; and information relative to dissertation status and anticipated completion, if applicable (not to exceed 3 pages).

2.   Curriculum vitae

3.   Samples of scholarly writing

4.   Transcripts for all degrees earned and in progress (unofficial transcripts accepted)

5.   Contact information for at least three references, including email and telephone numbers

6.   Optional: Two letters of recommendation will be requested of finalists. If you have them at the time of application, please submit.

7.   Optional: List of courses taught and teaching evaluations.

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Contact Name: 
DeAnn Huinker
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