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Department of Mathematics
Position ID: F00080P

The Departments of Mathematics and Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Arlington invite applications for a joint tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education beginning September 1, 2018. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Department of Mathematics will be the home department. Required qualifications for this position include an earned doctorate in mathematics education or a closely related field (e.g., Mathematics or Curriculum & Instruction, with research in mathematics education) by August 2018, a defined research agenda, evidence of strong teaching at the higher education level, more than one year of PK-12 mathematics classroom teaching experience, and an ability to work collaboratively in both colleges with a diverse group of faculty, students, and school personnel. Applicants must be qualified to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in both departments. Preference will be given to applicants with at least two years of experience beyond the Ph.D., an established record of publication, securing grant funding, and/or successful supervision of student research. Duties will include teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, conducting scholarly research, obtaining external funding, interdepartmental collaboration, and department and university service. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service.

The Department of Mathematics is the winner of the AMS 2013 Award for Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department. Serving more than 10,000 students every year, the department is a major center for mathematics research and education in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and north Texas. With more than 35 full-time faculty, the department offers a variety of degree programs, including BA, BS, MA, MS, and PhD s in Mathematics, Statistics and Mathematics Education. It currently has more than 100 graduate students. As part of the university's College of Science, the department actively encourages interdisciplinary research efforts at the interface between mathematics, statistics, science, engineering and local industries.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers undergraduate and graduate teacher certification programs in both on-campus and online formats and master’s degree programs in areas such as literacy education; mathematics education; and science education. It is one of two departments in the College of Education, home to 2,400 students, the College not only prepares education professionals to lead North Texas in a dynamic and changing environment, but also contributes to the national dialogue surrounding education in the 21st Century. The College is one of the state’s top producers of outstanding education professionals and is committed to meeting the goals of the UTA Strategic Plan/2020 (https://www.uta.edu/strategicplan/).

The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution with a global enrollment of over 58,000 in AY 2016-17. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. U.S. News & World Report ranks UTA as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities, and fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically at https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/5832: a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement (including evidence of teaching effectiveness) and list three references who can submit letters of recommendations. We are deeply committed to increasing diversity and especially encourage applications by persons from groups historically underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Review of applications will begin April 30 and will continue until the position is filled. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

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