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Jerry P. Becker

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Position Announcement: Univ. of Alabama
Posted: Sep 3, 2013 8:05 PM
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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

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.

Further information about secondary mathematics education and the
college is accessible at or
Questions regarding this position can be directed to the search
committee chair, Dr. Jeremy Zelkowski at

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 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

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.

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610
Phone: (618) 453-4241 [O]
(618) 457-8903 [H]
Fax: (618) 453-4244

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