Faculty, Tenure Track, Math Education

Utah Valley University

Orem, UT

ID: 7062606
Posted: December 5, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary
The Mathematics Department of the College of Science at Utah Valley University (UVU) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Mathematics Education, to begin in August 2020. Minimum qualifications include: (1) an earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in mathematics education or a related field with a minimum 18 graduate credit hours in mathematics; (2) a minimum of one year of experience teaching K-12 mathematics. Responsibilities will include teaching Math for Elementary Teachers I and II (Math 2010 & Math 2020), Algebraic Reasoning with Modeling (Math 2000), Algebra for Secondary Mathematics Teaching (Math 3030), and lower-division mathematics courses as needed. UVU welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, scholarship, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.

Summary of Duties:

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
• Teach high-quality elementary mathematics content courses as well as content courses for secondary math education majors.
• Prepare students to become effective teachers for diverse K-12 learners.
• Work collaboratively with university faculty members.
• Advise students regarding coursework, field work, and academic endeavors.
• Maintain and submit accurate and current reports and records of student accountability and performance.
• Provide high-quality mentoring to undergraduate students.
• Engage in and assist with ongoing program evaluation.
• Participate in professional development with peers and public school personnel.
• Prepare instructional materials (course outlines, syllabi, exams, etc.) as necessary.
• Maintain a student-centered approach to education.
• Participate in activities associated with the Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Utah Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.
• Remain familiar with current scholarship in math education, and contribute to advancing the scholarship through presentations and publications.

Required Qualifications
• An earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in mathematics education or a related field. Must have completed Ph.D. by July 1, 2020
• A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in mathematics
• A minimum of one year of experience teaching K-12 mathematics.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of current trends in mathematics education and curriculum.
• Skill in the teaching of mathematics and the preparation of teachers of mathematics.
• Ability to effectively evaluate student performance and comprehension.
• Interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
• The ability to mentor or supervise mathematics education majors.
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
• Ability to engage in scholarly work.
• Ability to serve effectively on committees and in other appointments that meet the needs of the department, college, university or community.
• Ability to interact with students, staff, and other faculty members in a collegial and productive manner.
• Graduation from an accredited institution with a Ph.D. in mathematics education and a master’s degree in mathematics as well as at least one year’s experience in teaching K-12 mathematics.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree in mathematics as well as an earned Ph.D. or Ed.D.
• Evidence of successful university teaching with undergraduate students.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and support university and K-12 partnerships.
• Commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level using inclusive, evidence-based instructional practices.

Physical Requirements
Work is performed in a normal office and classroom environment.

EEO Statement
Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Benefits Summary
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.



 

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