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Jerry P. Becker

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Position Announcement: Endowed Chair / U of Wyoming
Posted: Dec 11, 2013 7:21 PM
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Sent at the request of Franziska Isabel Peterson.

Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Mathematics Education

The University of Wyoming is seeking a recognized scholar and dynamic
leader in mathematics education to expand its mathematics education
programs and to cultivate a nationally recognized Ph.D. graduate
program in mathematics education. Responsibilities include active
research and scholarship, mentorship of students and faculty,
collaboration with interdisciplinary teams in seeking extramural
funding, service/outreach on international, national, and state
levels, and sustaining and extending ongoing initiatives for the
doctoral program,.

Required Qualifications:

* An earned doctorate in mathematics education or in mathematics with
extensive scholarship and experience in P-20 mathematical education
and especially in doctoral education

* A record of research, teaching and leadership at the advanced
associate or professor rank

* A well-established and current record of research, scholarship, and
leadership relevant to P-20 mathematics education and student learning

* A substantial, active record of extramural funding, which includes
funding at the national level
Preferred Qualifications:

* A record of excellence in teaching and teacher education, on-campus
and/or through outreach to constituencies beyond the university
campus; K-12 teaching experience is preferred

* Experience leading development of graduate programs and mentorship
of students and faculty

* Extensive knowledge of P-20 mathematical education, including
teacher education, and ability to engage multiple constituents in a
variety of education arenas (e.g., professional development, policy).

The endowed chair will serve as the Graduate Coordinator for the
Mathematics Education Ph.D. program and work collaboratively with the
Mathematics Education and Mathematics faculty as well as the
intercollegiate, interdisciplinary Science and Mathematics Teaching
Center, which has established ties to UW science and mathematical
sciences departments. In addition to a competitive salary
commensurate with the status of a recognized national/international
scholar this position includes additional funding to assist the
chair's research, teaching and mentorship endeavors.

Anticipated start date: August 2014.

The University of Wyoming is committed to its mission of providing a
nurturing environment which values and manifests diversity, free
expression, academic freedom, personal integrity, and mutual respect.
The College of Education supports the University's mission with
initiatives that include strong support for the Shepard Symposium for
Social Justice, publication of the journal Multicultural
Perspectives, opportunities to support Native American populations on
the Wind River Reservation, a statewide ESL endorsement program and
recruiting and supporting an increasingly diverse faculty.

Three other endowed chairs in Science Education and Literacy
Education are among the faculty of the College.

The University of Wyoming is a doctoral/research (extensive),
Internet II, Division I-A, land grant-university with more than
13,000 students enrolled in baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral
programs on and off campus. The only four-year, state university in
Wyoming, UW is located in Laramie, a city of 30,000 nestled on the
high plains between two ranges of the Rocky Mountains.

The campus is a two-hour drive north of Denver, Colorado. Clean air,
open spaces, abundant blue sky, a typically strong state budget with
one of the lowest state tax structures in the nation, and proximity
to numerous national parks, recreational areas, and forests are among
the special fringe benefits.

Additional information may be found on the UW web page at

Application: Applications should include a statement of research and
teaching interests and accomplishments, a curriculum vita, and the
names and contact information for five references. Send an electronic
copy of the application materials to Ms. Deborah A. Martinez at Non-electronic materials can be sent directly to Dr.
Jacqueline Leonard, Search Chair, Dept. 3992,1000 E. University Ave.,
Laramie, WY 82071.

Applicant screening begins as applications are received, and will
continue until the position is filled.

The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of
nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and
applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability
and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender,
color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status,
sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other
status protected by state and federal statutes or University
The University of Wyoming is committed to providing a safe and
productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we
conduct background investigations for all final candidates being
considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not
limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search,
employment and motor vehicle history. Offers of employment are
contingent upon the completion of the background check.

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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