The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Alabama invites applications for an Associate/Full Professor of Elementary Mathematics Education PK-6 (Tenure Track). A successful candidate will join an active research and teaching faculty as well as a vibrant student community. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction, along with the College of Education, is firmly committed to creating a welcoming culture and practice of equity and inclusivity in which diverse identities and perspectives are recognized, valued, and promoted.
About the University of Alabama and the College of Education
The University of Alabama is experiencing tremendous growth, with enrollment reaching 38,320 students for fall 2021, compared to 27,052 in the fall of 2008. Approximately one fourth of UA’s freshman class scored 31 or higher on the ACT and the entering class in 2021 includes 281 National Merit Scholars. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 940 currently enrolled and has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In addition, The University of Alabama made Forbes’ list of the Best Employers for New Graduates in 2021. Finally, the University of Alabama has a total statewide economic impact of UA: $2.777 billion; 13,606 jobs; and $137.1 million in income and sales taxes (UA Center for Business and Economic Research). Please visit our University webpage (https://www.ua.edu) for more details on University activities and faculty supports.
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- earned doctorate in Mathematics Education or Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in mathematics education for grades Pre-K to 6th
- at least two years full-time classroom teaching in Pre-K-6th grades
- ability to pursue a research agenda and evidence of secured external funding as PI or Co-PI
- ability to provide leadership in the area of early childhood/elementary mathematics education
- established ability to teach courses in Pre-K-6th grade mathematics education and teach courses in general elementary education, curriculum and instruction
- ability to integrate technology into instruction including web-assisted and other delivery models
- ability to teach with an access, equity, and opportunity perspective
- rank is earned at current institution (Associate or Full)
- completed successful doctoral dissertation supervision
- experience with the edTPA licensure assessment
- experience with diverse student populations
- experience working in collaborative settings
- the ability to integrate inclusion concepts into instruction
- interest in state initiatives (e.g., AMSTI)
- potential to teach/develop online graduate courses
- teach undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood / elementary mathematics education
- supervise practicum experiences when needed
- collaborate with local teachers in schools who mentor preservice teachers
- maintain an active research record in mathematics education and publish in scholarly peer-reviewed journals
- obtain external funding in support of scholarly activity in mathematics education
- advise undergraduate, masters, and education specialist degree-seeking students
- direct doctoral research studies in mathematics education (when appropriate)
- serve on dissertation committees
- participate in program development and accreditation processes
- serve on student and faculty committees
- provide service within the University, to state and local educational agencies, and to relevant professional organizations
Further information is accessible at http://www.education.ua.edu.
Questions regarding this position can be directed to the Department Chair, Dr. Miguel Mantero, email@example.com.
Starting Date: August 16, 2023
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
* Health and Life Insurance
* TIAA-CREF with matching funds available
* Teachers’ Retirement System of Alabama
* Summer employment available on an as needed basis
* International teaching opportunities possible
Application Deadline: The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Application Process: Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. A letter of application, unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework, vita, up to three samples of professional writing, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references are required to complete the online application process.
Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit “official” transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework.