Assistant/Associate Professor in Elementary Education (Mathematics)

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Logo Posting Number FAC00164PO17 Classification Title Assistant Professor Internal Title Assistant/Associate Professor in Elementary Education (Mathematics) Campus Columbia 01 College/Division College of Education Department Instruction and Teacher Education Advertised Salary Range Salary is competitive and will commensurate with experience. Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Hours per year 1462.5 Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 9 months Work County Richland 40 Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Other Professional

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Advertised Job Summary

The Department of Instruction and Teacher Education (ITE) at the University of South Carolina is seeking applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure track position in Elementary Education with expertise in mathematics at the rank of Assistant/Associate to begin August 2018. The Elementary Education program at the University of South Carolina currently offers an undergraduate degree, undergraduate degree online, and MAT degree. Faculty members are recognized nationally and internationally for their research, collaboration in schools, and district leadership. Examples of faculty research include content area literacy in mathematics, professional development, culturally responsive pedagogy, English learners, scientists and engineers' collaborations with teachers and students in K-12 classrooms, and matters related to equity and social justice.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and diverse faculty and will be expected to: (1) establish and develop a rigorous and ongoing research agenda in elementary and mathematics education appropriate for a Research I university, (2) teach elementary mathematics pedagogy courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as doctoral courses in teaching and learning, including both on-line and face-to-face; (3) secure external funding for research and service projects, (4) initiate and sustain school-university partnership to unite and enhance teaching, research and service agendas, (5) engage preservice undergraduate and graduate students in first-hand experiences with elementary students by teaching mathematics methods courses on-site in a USC Professional Development School (PDS) or partnership site; (6) serve in a variety of capacities including advising doctoral students and supervising teaching interns; (7) align teaching, research and service initiatives with the Department of Instruction and Teacher Education's Mission Statement; and (7) collaborate with elementary education faculty to review program requirements and make revisions as needed.

Required Education and Experience

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in elementary education with a focus on mathematics or closely related field by August 2018, (2) teaching experience relevant to elementary education, (3) evidence of or potential for a focused and relevant research agenda in elementary mathematics education (4) expertise in mathematics education (5) commitment to work with a diverse student population including rural and poverty communities (6) commitment to practices embedded in social justice, inclusion and equity via service, research and/or teaching congruent with university values, and (7) the ability to work cooperatively in a humanistic, transparent, and collaborative environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with (1) a minimum of three years elementary teaching experience, (2) expertise in field-based teacher education programs, (3) educational technology, (4) integrated curriculum, and (5) experience in working with diverse student populations. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, bring a strong research agenda that is devoted to better understanding and improving mathematics education, and demonstrate potential for securing external funding.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date Job Open Date 11/06/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Required application materials accepted online include: (1) a letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) list of at least three professional references to include e-mail addresses and phone numbers, (4) a copy of unofficial academic transcript for all degrees earned (official copies will be required of finalists), (upload as one PDF document under “other supporting document tab”).

Please Note: Three letters of recommendations will be required for all finalist.
Review of completed applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
Inquiries should be addressed to the following email address. Dr. Christie Martin at [email protected] and Dr. George Roy at [email protected], Search Committee Co-Chairs.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

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Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

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    2. Curriculum Vitae
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    4. List of References and Contact Information
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      Posted: 2/28/2018
      Application Due: 4/11/2018
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