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Mathematics Education Faculty Applications Now Accepted

on Friday, 30 September 2016

The Notre Dame Center for STEM Education (The Center) is pleased to announce a new faculty position in mathematics education with the intended start date of Summer 2017.

The Center is housed within the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame.

Position Description and Qualifications:

Teaching/Professional Development (30%)
1.    Lead the mathematics instruction professional development throughout the Summer Institute and the academic year for the Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows professional development program (https://stemeducation.nd.edu/trustey)
2.    Teach the mathematics methods and/or mathematics assessment course for the ACE M.Ed. program during the summer session (https://ace.nd.edu)
3.    Teach one undergraduate course each academic year in an area of educational interest for the University of Notre Dame Education, Schooling, and Society minor (https://ess.nd.edu)

Research (40%)
1.    Develop an on-going research program to investigate aspects of mathematics and STEM education that preferably align with the Center’s research/practice foci, for example:
      a.    Cognition and instruction in mathematics classrooms
      b.    Equity, access, and identity in mathematics classrooms
      c.    Understanding effective mathematics/STEM learning environments
      d.    Students’ mathematical outcomes and teachers’ mathematical instructional practices in Catholic schools
      e.    Mathematics education in and out of school contexts
2.    Define independent research studies and data analysis using data collected as part of the Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows program, the signature professional development program within the Center
3.    Contribute to the scholarly and intellectual life of the Institute more broadly

Broader Service (30%)
1.    Contribute as a member of the Center’s core team through planning, visioning, and participation in additional Center efforts, as appropriate
2.    Participate in the annual interview and selection process for candidates for the Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows program
3.    Consult with units within the Institute and University as a resource for mathematics education

Competitive applicants will have some disciplinary background in mathematics, K-12 teaching experience, and must have an earned advanced degree (preference given to terminal degrees) or strong prospect of an advanced degree by June 1, 2017. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in leading professional development and teaching middle or high school mathematics methods courses.

Application Process
Applicants should submit:
1.    a cover letter indicating the candidate’s specific interests and experiences in mathematics education research, teaching, and broader service;
2.    a curriculum vitae;
3.    a writing sample (journal article or chapter—no full dissertations);
4.    three letters of recommendation that optimally speak to the applicant’s proficiency in research, teaching, and ability to work collaboratively.

Information on the Notre Dame Center for STEM Education can be found at http://stemeducation.nd.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 10, 2016 until the position is filled.

Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Matt Kloser at .  All application materials, including recommendations submitted directly from recommenders, should be submitted electronically via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/38191

The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity employer.

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