Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Mathematics Education
The Penn State Behrend School of Science invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of either Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate/Full (tenured) Professor in Mathematics Education to begin August 2024. Responsibilities of the position include teaching undergraduate courses in mathematics education and mathematics; developing and delivering lessons that reflect research-based teaching practices; supervising and advising students pursuing degrees in mathematics education; establishing a research program conducive to obtaining tenure and/or promotion and pursuing opportunities for external funding.
Candidates should possess both a master's degree in mathematics education, mathematics, or a closely related field and a doctorate (Ed.D or Ph.D.) with a focus in mathematics education before the first day of employment. Applicants must hold a valid (current) teaching license. Individuals with experience with placement supervision are encouraged to apply, although all applicants will receive consideration.
Penn State Behrend is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University committed to academic excellence and fostering a diverse and supportive learning environment. We value a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and student-centered learning; a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and contribute to the academic community. Situated on a beautiful, wooded 854-acre hillside campus recognized as a U.S. arboretum, we have four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and Science); student residential living; a range of research programs and outreach centers; and a highly successful business and technology park. With 3,800 students in resident instruction and online in college programs offered through Penn State World Campus, we uniquely blend the atmosphere and focus on teaching of a small college with access to the academic, research, and professional development resources of a Big 10, R1 University. Our college is an open laboratory of learning and discovery where students gain real-life experience engaging with business, industry, and community partners. We seek faculty members who share our commitment to both teaching and scholarship, to the holistic development of students, and to principles of respect, diversity, and inclusiveness.
The School of Science offers B.S. degrees in biology, chemistry, mathematics, mathematics education, nursing, physics, and environmental science. The school supports a growing, all-campus interest in research that addresses issues of women's health (in partnership with the Magee Women's Research Institute), Great Lakes ecosystem health and polymer engineering and science.
Erie, Pennsylvania is a metropolitan area of more than a quarter million people located on the southern shores of Lake Erie, two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The area's economy reflects a mix of educational, medical, industrial, tourism, and service activity; the region is home to five colleges and universities in the region, including Penn State Behrend. Northwestern Pennsylvania offers abundant cultural, sports, and recreational opportunities with four seasons of adventure. Summers feature miles of beaches, a range of lake sports, and festivals every weekend, and the winters are made for skiing, skating, and more. It's easy to get around, housing is affordable, and the cost of living is modest. Erie offers relaxed, comfortable living.
The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.
All applicants must apply online and submit the following documents:
• Cover letter detailing their qualifications and interest in the position.
• Curriculum vitae.
• One- to two-page statement of teaching philosophy.
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including course evaluations if available.
• One- to two-page statement of research interests and philosophy.
• Graduate transcripts.
Additionally, the applicant must arrange to have two letters of recommendation, with at least one addressing teaching abilities, sent to mailto:BDScienceLOR@psu.edu, with the subject line containing the last name of the applicant.
Application materials received before December 31, 2023, will receive primary consideration. The position is open until filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with university policies.
The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.
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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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