California State University, Fresno Kremen School of Education and Human Development
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Mathematics Education Assistant Professor
Tenure Track • Fall 2024 (August 2024)
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at California State University, Fresno invites creative and innovative applicants for a tenure-track, academic year faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education. Fresno State is committed to serving our region’s culturally and ethnically diverse student population by providing cutting-edge and collaborative educator preparation programs that advance equitable learning opportunities for current and aspiring PreK-12 educators. Our new colleague will teach the PreK-8 mathematics pedagogy course within our Multiple Subject credential program. Depending upon their areas of interest/expertise and departmental needs, opportunities may be available to serve on thesis or dissertation committees and to teach and/or develop credential and graduate courses in educational technology, transdisciplinary curriculum design for PreK-12 classrooms, culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogy, child and adolescent development, and ethnic studies pedagogy.
In addition to teaching credential and graduate courses, our faculty are expected to be engaged in scholarship (research, writing for publication, presenting at conferences, and seeking grant funding). Service benefiting the department, school, university, community, and profession is also an important faculty expectation. Active participation in regional and statewide PreK-12 mathematics/STEM education initiatives and networks, as well as mathematics teacher leadership development projects will be encouraged and supported.
Required Education (from an accredited institution)
- Earned doctorate with a specialization in mathematics education, STEM education, curriculum and instruction, educational psychology, or a closely related discipline
- Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. However, for employment, the doctorate must be completed before August 1, 2024.
- Mathematics teaching experience at the elementary or secondary school level
- Membership and involvement in at least one mathematics education organization (e.g., journal manuscript reviewer, officer in the organization, conference presenter)
- Demonstrated commitment to or experience working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnoracial, cultural, gendered, and socioeconomic backgrounds and abilities
- At least two years of teaching experience in grades K-8
- A record of research and scholarship in areas related to mathematics education
- Community-based service related to mathematics education
- Experience providing mathematics professional development for PreK-12 educators
- Demonstrated experience working on collaborative teams for projects, teaching, and/or research
- Experience and dedicated commitment to designing transdisciplinary, culturally and linguistically sustaining mathematics/STEM curriculum that is project- and community- based to serve Fresno State’s regional and student populations
- Experience in grant proposal development, grant procurement, and project implementation
Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by the review date: October 31, 2023. The committee may elect to review applications submitted after this date. All positions automatically close on March 31, 2024. Note: All positions at Fresno State are subject to funding availability.
Submit the following:
- Cover letter specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications
- Statement of research and service (1-2 pages)
- Statement addressing commitment to working with diverse faculty, staff, students, and communities and how your teaching will be responsive to the diverse populations of California's Central San Joaquín Valley (1-2 pages)
- Curriculum vitae
- Contact information for three references (name, email, and phone)
Candidates invited for an on-campus visit will receive requests from the search committee chair to submit the following items within the designated deadline:
- Official transcripts
- Three current letters of recommendation
Search Committee Chair
Dr. Carol Fry Bohlin • email@example.com • (559) 278-0237
About the College and Department
The mission of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development (KSOEHD) is to prepare students to engage professionally in critical practice, inquiry, and advocacy in teaching, counseling, and leadership. We collaborate with local, regional, national, and global communities to address issues of equity and social justice and to advance transformative educational research and practice. The KSOEHD has been nationally accredited since 1954 and produces over 500 teachers and counselors annually. The Kremen School offers a degree in Liberal Studies, multiple initial and advanced credentials, a variety of graduate programs across four departments, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. The Equity Scholars program provides funding to support research related to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in education. The Kremen School also houses Enseñamos en el Valle Central, a Hispanic Serving Institution initiative focused on expanding community college pathways for first-generation, bilingual, and racialized communities.
KSOEHD faculty are also highly engaged in local/regional, statewide, national, and international partnerships. Initiatives such as the Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) support numerous mathematics and science PreK- 12 teacher preparation efforts in collaboration with faculty across the campus. The San Joaquin Valley Mathematics Project is also housed in the Kremen School and has been providing cutting-edge PreK-12 professional development and leadership opportunities for teachers in the region since 1989. The Office of Community-Based Learning coordinates afterschool and summer STEM experiences for hundreds of students in Fresno State’s service region. The Joyce Huggins Early Education Center provides outstanding research-based education for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. A STEAM Innovation Preschool reflects the school’s commitment to STEM education.
Faculty in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) are committed to educational equity, excellence, and empowerment through their teaching, research, and service. The department provides coursework and clinical experiences for over 1,500 prospective PreK-12 teachers annually. Each semester, faculty in the Department of C&I also teach courses for over two dozen cohorts of students enrolled in Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Education Specialist, and Bilingual credential/authorization programs, including five powerful teacher residency programs. All teaching credential programs are designed to prepare educators to be reflective thinkers, problem solvers, and decision-makers who are equipped to expand opportunities and meet the sociocultural and linguistic needs of our local contexts.
In addition to offering teacher preparation coursework, many faculty teach courses in the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership and/or for the department’s two master’s programs, which typically serve over 140 students a year: the fully online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and the Master of Arts in Education–Curriculum and Instruction option (M.A.Ed.-C&I). These highly flexible master’s programs are tailored to students’ areas of professional interest and specialization.
About Fresno State
Fresno State is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). The university has had a strong history of service and preparation of educators since the institution’s founding as a Normal School in 1911. Fresno State is ranked sixth in the nation for social mobility in the Fresno State is ranked 26th in the nation by Washington Monthly for social mobility, research, and promoting public service. The campus is classified as an R2 university (Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity) per the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
Tenure-track faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the university’s Probationary Plan Process. For additional information, please visit www.fresnostate.edu/academics/facultyaffairs/procedures/facultyrtp. The campus also supports faculty success through services provided by the Office of IDEAS (https://academics.fresnostate.edu/ideas).