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Requisition # 71853

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, October 23rd, 2017
College:College of Education
Department:Teaching and Learning



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa invites applications for two academic year (9 month), tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor in the Mathematics Education program. The posisitons will begin August 15, 2018.

We are seeking faculty members in mathematics education who are undertaking rigorous sustainable research programs, pursuing external funding, and publishing scholarship with impact in the field of education (dependent on rank: Associate or Full will have demonstrated experience, Assistant level should show potential). 

The successful applicant will also provide instruction and be involved in curriculum development for undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.  They will advise masters’ and doctoral level students and supervise graduate assistants.  In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to pursue and secure external funding, and participate in the activities of professional organizations.  We seek faculty who have experience or initiative to engage in leadership at the program and department levels as well as in local, state, and national arenas.


The successful applicant will maintain an ongoing program of research; design and teach undergraduate/graduate courses in mathematics and STEM education; and advise M.A. and Ph.D. students.  In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to pursue and secure external funding, participate in the activities of professional organizations, and be involved with state and national activities that support the practice of mathematics and STEM education.


Review of applications will begin January 10, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

About the Program

The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa includes over 30 faculty members with five professors in mathematics and science education.  The mathematics education program is committed to research and training of undergraduate and graduate students in the latest developments in the teaching and learning of mathematics in order to impact future generations in an ever-changing society.  It includes a secondary teacher education program with B.A. and M.A.T. degrees.  It has M.A. and Ph.D. programs and collaborates on an M.S. in STEM Education.

About the College

The College of Education offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation.  Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders, scholars, and innovators in their fields.  Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning.  The College’s Strategic Plan centers our faculty, staff, and students around four priorities: student success, building knowledge and practice, innovating new frontiers, and creating better futures for Iowans.

About the University and Surrounding Community

University of Iowa (UI) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities.  UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909.  UI ranks #31 among the nation’s 629 public universities (U.  S.   News & World Report).  More than 33,000 students earn bachelor’s, graduate, and professional degrees from UI’s 12 colleges.  

UI is located in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely recognized as one of the country’s most livable communities.  With 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds.  Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding affordable health care, excellent libraries and  schools, historic neighborhoods, and a lively downtown.  Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world.  The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive. 

The University of Iowa is a founding member of the  Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual-career couples. 

Education Requirement:

Prospective candidates must have earned a doctorate in mathematics education or a related discipline by August 2018.


Required Qualifications:

  1. Evidence of scholarly productivity or promise of scholarly productivity (rank dependent)

  2. Potential for securing external funds for research, training, and program development

  3. Experience in mathematics education instruction

  4. Interest in building partnerships with local schools and communities

  5. Ability to work collaboratively and with diverse populations

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Successful experience teaching in K-12 settings

  2. Evidence of excellent teaching skills at the undergraduate and graduate level

  3. A record for securing external funds for research, training, and program development

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Sample of scholarly writing
Graduate College transcripts
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information

Contact:Brian Hand - brian-hand@uiowa.edu
Cedu-Teaching & Learning
N297A LC
Phone: 319-335-5590
Department URL: https://education.uiowa.edu/teach

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