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Job ID: VPAA 2014/15 - 50

Math/Computer Science/Statistics

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September 12, 2013

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Open until filled

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Strategic Hire
Assistant or Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
VPAA 2014/15 - 50

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics (http://www.math.sdsu.edu/) at San Diego State University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Mathematics Education at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning in August 2014.

We are looking for an applicant with a research program that is consistent with the goals of a university-wide Strategic Plan (https://newscenter.sdsu.edu/strategicplan/images/finalstrategic plan.pdf), which includes calls for reaching out to under-represented students through instructional innovations and other efforts that will result in greater student success and retention and eliminate achievement gaps. In the spirit of these goals, we seek to hire a mathematics education researcher with a research program focused on broadening participation in STEM fields (for example, issues of identity and power, social justice, equity and diversity, language diversity and classroom practices, or culturally responsive pedagogy). We are also looking for a colleague to join our large group of mathematics educators, from the College of Sciences and the College of Education, who conduct collaborative research through the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE, http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/CRMSE/ ): Nadine Bezuk, Janet Bowers, Lisa Lamb, Joanne Lobato, Ricardo Nemirovsky, Susan Nickerson, Randy Philipp, Chris Rasmussen, and Rafaela Santa Cruz.

Applicants should have a doctorate in mathematics education or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in mathematics. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong research program and teaching skills. Strong preference will be given to candidates with potential and commitment to seek extramural funding. Experience working with K-16 students is desirable, as is experience working with preservice or inservice teachers. Responsibilities of the position include graduate and undergraduate teaching, as well as research supervision and mentoring. Mathematics Education programs within the department include a BA degree in mathematics in preparation for the Single Subject Teaching Credential and two Master of Arts for Teaching Service (MATS) programs. Faculty also have opportunities to participate in the Joint Doctoral Program in Mathematics and Science Education, offered with the University of California at San Diego (UCSD).

Applications should include: (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vita, (c) description of research program, (d) statement of teaching philosophy, (e) three letters of recommendation, and (f) two samples of scholarly writing. Please send your application to Dr. Joanne Lobato, Mathematics Education Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-7720. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. If you have questions about the position, contact Joanne Lobato (jlobato@mail.sdsu.edu; 619-594-2957).

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.