********************************* Sent at the request of Jeremy Zelkowski. ********************************* Job Announcement The University of Alabama College of Education Department of Curriculum and Instruction Secondary Education Programs Assistant Professor of Secondary Mathematics Education (Tenure-Track)
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at The University of Alabama invites applications for an energetic, full-time tenure-track faculty member to join the secondary education program in the area of secondary mathematics education. The University of Alabama has grown significantly since 2008 with total enrollments growing 24.2% to 33,602. U.S. News and World Report's 2013 rankings placed The University of Alabama 32nd among public universities. The incoming freshman academic credentials have risen since 2008, including an ACT increase of 5.3% to 25.6, as well as over 200 national merit scholars and more than 50% of undergraduate enrollment from out-of-state. Secondary mathematics education includes approximately 100 majors seeking initial teacher licensure (grades 6-12) and more than 40 graduate students in masters, educational specialist, and doctoral degree programs.
Secondary mathematics education has a strong partnership with the mathematics department which includes a large three-year Math Science Partnership grant for professional development with local mathematics teachers who mentor preservice teachers during practicum experiences, as well as the collaborative development of capstone mathematics courses. Currently, existing STEM partnerships have more than $2.3 million in externally funded projects and $1 million of grant proposals under review for program growth and professional development projects.
Qualifications Required: Applicants must have: (1) an earned doctorate [or pending to be completed before the position start date] in education related to the teaching and learning of mathematics, (2) at least two years teaching experience in middle school and/or high school mathematics classrooms, (3) the ability to pursue a research agenda and external funding, (4) the ability to teach courses in mathematics education, (5) the ability to incorporate multicultural perspectives into instruction, including inclusion concepts, (6) the ability to integrate technology into one's own instruction of education courses, (7) a commitment to supervise and observe methods students and student teachers, (8) a commitment to collaborate within the College of Education, with the College of Arts and Sciences, and with local schools.
The position also seeks, but does not require, applicants with interests in: (1) the use of technologies for the teaching of middle/high school mathematics, (2) professional development outreach projects, (3) collaborative STEM education projects, and (4) the potential to teach a generalist secondary education course at either the graduate or undergraduate level.Responsibilities:
The successful applicant will be expected to: (1) teach undergraduate and graduate courses in secondary mathematics education, (2) supervise student practicum and internship experiences, (3) collaborate with local teachers in schools who mentor preservice teachers, (4) maintain an active research record in mathematics education and publish in scholarly peer-reviewed journals, (5) obtain external funding in support of scholarly activity in mathematics education, (6) advise undergraduate, masters, and education specialist degree- seeking students, (7) direct graduate research studies in mathematics education when qualified, (8) serve on dissertation committees, (9) participate in program development and accreditation processes, (10) serve on student and faculty committees, and (11) provide service within the University, to state and local educational agencies, and to relevant professional organizations.
The successful applicant is expected to begin August 16, 2014. The position will offer a competitive salary commensurate with the applicant's qualifications and experience. Benefits include: (1) health, life, and dental insurance, (2) participation in the Teachers' Retirement System of Alabama, and (3) optional TIAA-CREF matching funds. Other potential opportunities include summer employment to teach courses on an as needed basis and international teaching of graduate courses through the Office of International Programs' master's degree program.
Application Deadline: To receive full initial consideration, all materials should be submitted online by October 20, 2013. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Application Process: Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu position # 991317. A complete application will consist of: (1) a letter of application, (2) unofficial transcript of all graduate level coursework, (3) a curriculum vita, (4) up to three samples of professional writing, and (5) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three to five professional references.
Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit "official" transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework.
The University of Alabama is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Alabama does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Title XV, Section 504 ADA Employer.
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