University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Education and Professional Studies Department of Teacher Education
Assistant Professor – TED El Ed Math
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The Department of Teacher Education at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls (UWRF) seeks applicants for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August, 2018. This position is for a mathematics methods instructor for pre-service teachers who are seeking licensure in Pre-K through Grade 9.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The applicant selected for this position will primarily serve as the mathematics methods instructor for undergraduate pre-service teachers who are seeking licensure in Kindergarten through Grade 9 (66% of teaching load). They will work collaboratively as part of a team with two other methods instructors who have the same students and have a shared field experience. In addition, the applicant selected for this position will teach mathematics methods for graduate students seeking initial certification in early childhood and elementary education (34% of teaching load). There may also be possibilities for the selected applicant to teach mathematics content courses for elementary teachers and to collaborate with the several other Mathematics Education faculty within the College of Arts and Sciences on teaching, service, and scholarship.
Other duties will include advising students; working collaboratively on departmental, college, and university committees; providing service to the field; and engaging regularly in professional development and scholarly activity.
Earned doctorate degree, by date of hire, in mathematics education, elementary education, or a closely related field.
Demonstrated record of at least three years of K-9 mathematics teaching experience or equivalent experience
Demonstrated knowledge of, commitment to, and experience for preparing teachers to incorporate research-based teaching practices into their teaching of mathematics within teacher education and/or professional development settings
Demonstrated understanding of the NCTM Standards, CCSS – Mathematics (with a focus on Practice Standards), and AMTE Standards for Mathematical Teacher Preparation
Demonstrated familiarity with the Elementary Mathematics EdTPA
Demonstration of a beginning research agenda related to mathematics education, teacher development, or related areas
Demonstrated experience and an understanding of effective teaching and student engagement practices with traditional and non-traditional students
Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse demographic communities and experience in enhancing student ability to appreciate and engage effectively in diverse cultures, backgrounds and identities
Demonstrated record of continuing professional development
Demonstrated ability to advise and mentor students including supervision of teacher candidates in field-experiences
Demonstrated ability to contribute to a positive work environment and collaborate as a team member
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. Positions will be kept open until filled; however for full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by 11:59 p.m. January 28, 2018. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidate.
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