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Jerry P. Becker

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Position Announcement: Penn State Univ.
Posted: Nov 7, 2017 5:32 PM
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Sent at the request of Kathy Heid.
Assistant/Associate Professor of Education
(Mathematics Education with a Focus on Learning/Learning Sciences)

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of
Education at Penn State University seeks a tenure-track faculty
member in mathematics education at the assistant or associate
professor level who has a research focus on the learning of
mathematics at the secondary or early college level. This position
will support the College of Education's initiative in strengthening
its commitment to the learning sciences and the study of learning.
The College seeks to hire a cluster of at least four, tenure-line
faculty during 2017-2018 to build upon its existing scholarly and
programmatic strengths. In particular, the College will hire new
faculty to strengthen the study of learning and to build bridges
among four existing areas of graduate education and faculty
scholarship: educational psychology; learning, design, and
technology; mathematics education; and science education. The
long-range goal is to strengthen Penn State's leadership in learning
sciences research and development, enhancing existing foci: on
learning in the disciplines (beginning with learning in areas of
mathematics and science); on the design of learning environments; on
design-based research, intervention research; and on other studies of
learners and learning.

Beginning: August 15, 2018

Appointment Conditions

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction seeks applications from
individuals with scholarly interests and expertise in mathematics
education with a focus on mathematical learning and thinking at the
secondary or early college level. The position is a tenure-track
appointment at the associate/assistant professor rank within the
Mathematics Education area of Curriculum and Instruction. Faculty
members establish and maintain productive research programs and
normally teach both undergraduate and graduate courses each year.

Responsibilities include conducting and disseminating research in
mathematics learning and thinking; teaching resident and online
courses in mathematics education and Curriculum and Instruction;
advising undergraduate, honors, masters, and doctoral students in
mathematics education; participating as a faculty member in the
Mathematics Education emphasis area; and engaging in leadership and
service to professional organizations, learned societies, educational
institutions, agencies, and the University. The scholar in this
position would have the opportunity to conduct research and teach in
a technologically sophisticated mathematics education classroom lab
suite and to collaborate with mathematics education faculty and other
researchers in ways that enhance Penn State's position as a
recognized leader in mathematics education.

This is a tenure track, 36-week appointment with the possibility of
supplementary summer appointments in research and/or teaching. Full
University benefits apply. Penn State has a strong commitment to the
diversity of its workforce. We encourage applications from
individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Required qualifications:

o an earned doctorate in mathematics education or a closely related field;
o graduate study in mathematics education;
o minimum equivalent of an undergraduate major in mathematics and
graduate coursework in mathematics;
o background and potential to develop and maintain a research agenda
in mathematical thinking and learning;
o ability and willingness to teach residential courses in
Mathematics Education at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
o ability and willingness to teach online courses in Mathematics
Education and Curriculum & Instruction at the undergraduate and
graduate levels;
o experience teaching mathematics at the secondary or early college level; and
o potential for obtaining external funding, commensurate with experience.

Desirable qualifications:

o experience teaching mathematics education courses at the college level;
o experience facilitating professional learning of prospective or
practicing secondary mathematics teachers;
o active participation in professional organizations in mathematics education;
o experience advising undergraduate or graduate student research; and
o experience with use of digital technology in mathematics education.

Application procedures

Applicants must submit: (1) a letter of application explaining
qualifications for the position, including an articulation of
research trajectory; (2) a current curriculum vitae along with the
name, email address, and telephone number of each of three academic
references; and (3) up to three representative writing samples such
as published or in-review scholarly articles or papers presented at
professional conferences. Copies of transcripts will be requested as
needed. Applications received by November 30, 2017 are assured full
consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the
position is filled.

Electronic submission of all materials is required. Penn State's
online submission system (EJMS) allows an applicant to upload no more
than four files total; multiple items may be combined into a single
file (e.g., multiple articles in one PDF) if necessary. The EJMS
submission system can be found at:

This job announcement is also available in alternate format.
Employment will require successful completion of background check(s)
in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to
affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its

Please contact search committee chair Dr. M. Kathleen Heid ( with
any questions.

Jerry P. Becker
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education and Human Services
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
625 Wham Drive / MC 4610
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

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