Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Central Connecticut State University invites applications to join the Department of Mathematical Sciences as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education. We seek dynamic applicants with a strong mathematics background and teaching experience within the K-12 grade levels.
About CCSU’s Department of Mathematical Sciences:
The Department of Mathematical Sciences staffs has 27 full-time faculty members with expertise in theoretical and applied mathematics, mathematics education, developmental mathematics, actuarial science, statistics, and data science. Our mission is to prepare students for teaching, business, industry, and research. In particular, we offer undergraduate, post baccalaureate, and master’s programs in Mathematics Education to prepare students to become certified mathematics teachers and to help practicing teachers further develop their skills.
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We are seeking a dynamic faculty member with a strong mathematics background and teaching experience within the K-12 grade levels. This is a tenure-track faculty position with a course load of 12 credits per semester, scholarship, and service to the university and the profession. The faculty member filling this position will have responsibilities in the department for teaching mathematics content and pedagogy courses intended for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in elementary and secondary licensure programs. CCSU is a community of learners dedicated to teaching and to scholarship. We encourage the development and application of knowledge and ideas through scholarship and outreach activities. We prepare our students to be thoughtful, responsible, and culturally responsive citizens and teachers. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body. The position is full time beginning August 2024.
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Applicant Evaluative Criteria
Applicant profiles and supplementary materials will be evaluated for appointment based on the following:
- Earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in mathematics, mathematics education, or related field that includes substantial mathematics, from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent (current doctoral candidates will be considered if they provide evidence of anticipated completion of doctorate by August 31, 2026);
- A minimum of five years as a practicing K-12 classroom teacher in mathematics, in U.S. or similar schools;
- Understanding of the implementation of Common Core (or similar) State Standards for Mathematics;
- Evidence of potential for scholarly productivity;
- Effective written communication skills;
- Knowledge of current mathematics education research and teaching practices;
- Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities;
- Knowledge of edTPA.
- Teaching experience in higher education;
- Experience in using technology in higher education and/or K-12 to increase student learning;
- Strong (to include but not limited to breadth and depth) academic record in mathematics, including undergraduate- and graduate-level courses;
- Knowledge of strategies for data-driven intervention (remediation and/or enrichment) in the K-12 mathematics classroom;
- Knowledge of strategies for preparing pre-service teachers to teach in culturally-relevant ways;
- Experience teaching at the elementary level and/or working with elementary pre-service and/or in-service teachers;
- Experience in helping students prepare for edTPA.
To begin the application process, click on the Apply button and electronically submit the following documents:
- Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
- Current curriculum vitae
- Names of three professional references including their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers
- A single PDF document containing your Statement of Research, Statement of Philosophy of Teaching, Statement of Commitment to Diversity (which can be incorporated as part of your research and/or teaching statement if desired), and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (redact SSN). If you are a current doctoral candidate, also include a letter from your advisor stating anticipated date of completion in this document.
Note: Candidates uploading additional materials must combine all documents into one PDF file.
For full consideration, applications must be received by Wednesday, December 20, 2023.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. E-mailed, and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security Number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted.
Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Frederic Latour, Search Committee Chair, at 860-832-2855, or email@example.com.
Compensation and Employee Benefits
The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University are proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.
Fringe benefits include: paid personal, and sick leave accruals; medical, dental, and prescription plans; group life insurance; retirement; retiree health care; tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Contribution plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts; long and short term disability insurance plans.
For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources.
As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.