Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 19, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Tenure Status Tenure Track Position Number 069221 Department Mathematical Sciences - 250500 Minimum Qualifications
  • An earned doctorate by August 2021 in mathematics education is preferred but consideration will be given to applicants with a doctorate in statistics education or mathematical sciences with demonstrated expertise in Mathematics Education.
  • A minimum of 18 semester hours of graduate mathematics coursework.
  • A clear agenda for research and continuing scholarly activity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in or documented potential for:
    -Teaching mathematics, statistics, or other content courses for pre-service and in-service teachers of K-12 mathematics,
    -Educating students that have varied mathematical experiences and skills, and
    -Pursuing and using a variety of pedagogical strategies in the classroom.
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
  • Working in K-12 mathematics classrooms.
  • Having a teaching license in North Carolina (or another state).
  • Teaching preservice and inservice mathematics teachers in an online and/or hybrid format.
  • Helping secondary education mathematics majors understand the connections between high school mathematics and their undergraduate mathematics courses.
  • Helping K-8 preservice teachers develop a deeper understanding of elementary and middle grades mathematics.
  • Teaching and mentoring undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.
  • Supporting ongoing institutional and departmental efforts to build, strengthen, support a diverse and inclusive academic atmosphere in the department, the university, and the community. Click here for more information.
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Description of the Department or Unit

The Department of Mathematical Sciences consists of 29 tenured or tenure-track faculty, as well as more than 20 full- and part-time non-tenure-track faculty. The department offers an undergraduate degree in mathematics with concentrations in business, computation, life sciences, physical sciences, secondary education, and statistics; an undergraduate degree in actuarial science; undergraduate certificate programs in data science and in sports analytics; and a master’s degree in mathematics with concentrations in college teaching and secondary teaching. The department currently has about 250 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teaching undergraduate courses supporting the major and the quantitative literacy goal in general education, as well as teaching graduate courses in mathematics and/or statistics at the master’s level with a standard teaching load of 18 semester hours per academic year for research-active faculty.
  • Establishing and maintaining an active program of research or other scholarly activities.
  • Participating in service activities, which may include working with local, regional, and national professional organizations; planning and assessment; and other activities needed for faculty governance at the department, college, and university levels.
  • Additional teaching, scholarship, and service duties include:
    -Acquiring and retaining North Carolina teaching licensure,
    -Teaching a first course in mathematics for elementary preservice teachers,
    -Facilitating professional development for teachers,
    -Applying for and implementing funded projects,
    -Observing student teachers,
    -Advising undergraduate secondary education mathematics majors incorporating appropriate technology into mathematics content instruction, and
    -Developing curricula.

As a part of the COVID -19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID -19 pandemic, as necessary.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical classroom and educational environments at a university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application consists of:
1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
4. Statement of Research Interest
5. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts

Additionally, the applicant must arrange to have three current letters of reference emailed directly to the Chair of the search committee, c/o Dr. Mary Searcy.

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. Inclusive Excellence is the intrinsic value that a diverse population adds to the learning, teaching, and decision-making processes of an institution.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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