University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: UNCCharlotte-ASSTPROFESSOR [#23312, 006534]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Charlotte, North Carolina 28223-0001, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics Education
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/10/03, listed until 2024/04/03)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education starting August 2024. With close to 40 primary faculty members, more than 250 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate students, a masters’ program with several concentrations (including mathematics education), and a robust Ph.D. program, the Department remains one of the largest and most diverse departments in the College of Science. Currently, the department is home to five tenure-track and two full-time non-tenure track faculty in mathematics education. These faculty teach courses within the department and advise students in both the master’s program and the Ph.D. program in Curriculum and Instruction (with a concentration in Mathematics Education) in the College of Education. They regularly interact with colleagues in the College of Education and the Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education (CSTEM).

Required Qualifications: A doctoral degree in mathematics education, or equivalent At least 18 hours of graduate mathematics or statistics content coursework, or equivalent Demonstrated expertise in mathematics education A commitment to establishing a productive research program A commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels to a diverse student body. Preferred Qualifications: Research experience in mathematics education at the undergraduate level, K-16 teaching experience or equivalent teaching experience. Evidence of potential to obtain external funding Responsibilities: Establish and maintain an active research program in mathematics education. Seek external funding. Teach undergraduate courses for K-12 pre-service teachers (both content and methods) Support the Math Pathways initiative. Teach graduate courses for the master’s and doctoral students Provide service to the department, the university, and the profession.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a doctoral program with concentrations in applied mathematics and statistics. The department also offers two master’s programs in mathematics (including a mathematics education concentration) and mathematical finance and offers a variety of undergraduate concentrations leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in mathematics. The recently established College of Science houses the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Optical Science. Established in 2023, the College of Science provides a cohesive community that houses the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Optical Science. With its undergraduate degrees, undergraduate minors, master’s degrees, interdisciplinary doctoral degrees, certificate programs, graduate early-entry programs, honors programs, centers, and facilities, the College addresses grand challenges of the world and is especially supportive of the greater Charlotte region. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive urban university, located on an expanding modern campus. The second largest of the 16 UNC System campuses, UNC Charlotte offers more than 30,000 culturally and ethnically diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus and an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. It supports faculty with excellent family and medical leave policies, junior faculty development awards, internal faculty research grant opportunities, and other research opportunities. Charlotte offers a dynamic space to live, work and connect for faculty, students, alumni, and staff, with its outstanding cultural, recreational, and business amenities. As the 15th largest U.S. city, Charlotte is consistently ranked one of the best cities to live (#20 by U.S. News & World Report.)

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. Finalists will be asked to discuss how their teaching practices engage, include, and eliminate barriers to learning for students of different ages, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, identities, and abilities, and help increase the success of all students regardless of their entry pathway into the university.

Applications must be made electronically at (position number 006534) and must include a letter of interest that addresses the requirements for the position; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research plans (part of which must be a statement indicating previous experience); a statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests; copies (either official or unofficial) of graduate transcripts; and contact information for at least three (3) professional references (At least one of the referees should address the teaching experience of the candidate). Evaluations of applications will commence on October 30, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. The candidate selected for the position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree. The offer of a position is contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a criminal background check.

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics
UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223
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