Mathematics & Statistics, University of Maine

Position ID: UMaine-APME [#13838]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Orono, Maine 04469, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics Education
Application Deadline: 2019/05/12 (posted 2019/04/12, listed until 2019/05/12)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics and The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) at the University of Maine invite applications for a joint-appointed tenure-track, academic year position as Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2019.

Preference will be given to candidates who can support our teaching and advising activities in mathematics education and enhance our research and scholarly activities, especially in teaching and learning at the elementary and middle levels. A doctoral degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education is required by date of hire; a doctoral degree in another field is an acceptable alternative if the candidate's research is consistent with the RiSE Center’s interests. Applications from women and members of groups underrepresented in the study of mathematics education are especially welcome.

Demonstrated effective teaching, particularly in preparing future PreK-12 teachers; strong potential for obtaining external research funding; and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Also required is demonstrated potential to develop an independent research program (25% of time and effort) that aligns with the mission and activities of the RiSE Center.

Responsibilities include teaching primarily in mathematics (four courses per year) with an additional course in the Master of Science in Teaching (MST) program offered by the RiSE Center, for a total of approximately 75% of time and effort committed to teaching and teaching-related activities. Preference will be given to those who have experience and interest in interdisciplinary research and who have worked in research-practice partnerships with teachers. Service on campus and to the profession will be expected.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers BA, BS, and MA degrees in mathematics, and anticipates opening a BA in statistics shortly. In addition, our faculty provide mathematics and statistics instruction to the broader university community, are engaged in various outreach activities in our region and state, and are highly active in research. Further information about the department and our activities can be found at www.math.umaine.edu.

The RiSE Center is an interdisciplinary research center involving twenty faculty from three UMaine colleges working toward its mission to advance the research and practice of teaching and learning in the STEM disciplines. It has created the Maine STEM Partnership, a statewide STEM education improvement community supporting educators PreK-16+. The RiSE Center offers the Master of Science in Teaching Program, a content-rich, research-based program, which has a track preparing students for secondary endorsement in the STEM disciplines. Further information about the RiSE Center is available at https://umaine.edu/risecenter/.

To apply, submit a cover letter (which should describe your background and how you meet the job requirements as described above), a teaching statement, a research statement, a curriculum vitae (which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications) and at least three letters of reference, at least one of which should address your teaching. These materials must be submitted through www.mathjobs.org, and in addition all materials other than the letters of reference must also be submitted via HireTouch at the web-page https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=54785&job=assistant-professor-of-mathematics-education, where instructions for submitting your application can be found. For technical difficulties with the HireTouch site please contact Human Resources at hr-um@maine.edu or 207-581-1581. General correspondence about this position should be sent to chair@math.umaine.edu. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin May 12th, 2019.

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. It is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels. Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu.

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer at https://www.visitbangormaine.com/.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer.


Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
http://www.umaine.edu/mathematics/
207-581-3900
 
Nigel Pitt
333 Neville Hall
University of Maine
Orono,Maine 04469-5752

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