270-NN_FACULTY - Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
WSU TRI-CITIES CAMPUS
Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
The Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at Washington State University Tri-Cities campus seeks applicants with expertise in mathematics education. The candidate will have an earned doctorate in mathematics education or mathematics with an emphasis in mathematics education and a demonstrated commitment to scholarly activity. The College of Education seeks applicants with a demonstrated knowledge and commitment to contribute to an environment of equity, inclusion, and belonging by working with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, and backgrounds in a global environment.
Conduct scholarly research in mathematics education; pursue external funding to support research; teach undergraduate, masters, and doctoral mathematics education courses; teach undergraduate mathematics courses, with an emphasis on those related to teacher education; advise/mentor undergraduate and graduate students; develop and maintain partnerships in mathematics and/or STEM education; and engage in service activities at a variety of levels.
Completed PhD in Mathematics Education or related degree with an emphasis in mathematics education at time of appointment
Demonstrated scholarly record or potential to develop one at time of appointment
Demonstrated ability to work in K-12 mathematics education and/or STEM education
Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and educational stakeholders
Successful instruction of elementary mathematics teaching methods and/or related teacher education courses
Successful instruction of undergraduate mathematics courses
Successful grant procurement; advising and/or mentoring graduate students
About WSU, Tri-Cities, COE, and the Department of Teaching and Learning and Mathematics and Science Education Program:
Washington State University (WSU) conducts transformational research and provides world-class education to a diverse student population of approximately 31,000 students statewide. Founded in Pullman in 1890, WSU today consists of four campuses: Pullman (21,000 students), Spokane (1,600 students), Tri-Cities (1,800 students), and Vancouver (3,500 students). This multi-campus system shares one central administration and one faculty. The University strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff and students. As a land-grant institution, Washington State University is committed to excellence in research, learning, and outreach to all constituents.
WSU Tri-Cities is located on the shared traditional homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation who have lived on these lands from time immemorial. WSU Tri-Cities is an urban campus of Washington State University, located in Richland, which, along with Kennewick and Pasco, make up the Tri-Cities, Washington. The campus draws from a regional population of approximately 260,000, and is expanding its reach both nationally and internationally. The growing campus has more than 1,800 students who are served by nearly 90 full-time faculty and 250 adjunct faculty, many of whom are full-time researchers and scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory or local science and engineering firms.
WSU Tri-Cities is committed to creating a student-ready campus, marked by academic excellence, career-connected learning, and social belonging. This commitment is informed by our belief that all students, faculty, and staff contribute value to our campus culture. We ascribe to an assets-based framework for understanding and celebrating difference and are deeply committed to closing equity gaps where they exist. We are proud that almost half of our students are first in their family to attend college and almost half of our students identify as students of color. We believe that this diversity is a great strength in the classroom and across the many co-curricular activities in which WSU Tri-Cities students participate and lead
WSU College of Education (https://education.wsu.edu):
The mission statement of the College is that we’re committed to our land-grant heritage and tradition of service to society. Our mission supports the larger WSU mission and is three-fold:
Advance knowledge through scholarly and applied research.
Develop globally-aware and culturally-competent students, leaders, educators, and scholars.
Enhance education, thus contributing to quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.
Department of Teaching and Learning (https://education.wsu.edu/college/tl/):
The T&L department encompasses the following programs:
Cultural Studies *
Curriculum & Instruction*
English Language Learner
Language Literacy and Technology Education*
Master in Teaching*
Mathematics and Science Education*
* Denotes graduate-level program
Mathematics and Science Education Program (https://education.wsu.edu/graduate/mathematics/):
The mission statement of the Ph.D. in Mathematics and Science Education is to develop scholars and educators capable of making important contributions to the research base, professional context, and learning environments related to mathematics, science, and STEM education.
WSU acknowledges that its locations statewide are on the homelands of Native American peoples, who have lived in this region and have been caretakers of the land from time immemorial. The Morrill Act of 1862 established our land-grant institution by providing public and federal lands that are traced back to the disposition of Indigenous lands, often taken by coercive and violent acts, and the disregard of treaties. For that, we extend our deepest apologies. We owe our deepest gratitude to the Native peoples of this region and maintain our commitment towards reconciliation. And as a land-grant institution, WSU is deeply committed to the land-grant mission, its Memorandums of Understanding with Native tribes in the region, and a tradition of service to society. To read the full WSU land acknowledgement, please see https://wsu.edu/about/wsu-land-acknowledgement/.
WSU Tri-Cities Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education
City, State, Zip:
Richland, WA 99354
Annual Salary: $65,000.00 - $77,000.00
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications, and accompanied by excellent fringe benefits.
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for Faculty visit: https://hrs.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/2022-Benefit-Overview-for-Faculty-and-AP.pdf. Find total compensation information here: https://hrs.wsu.edu/managers/recruitment-toolkit/total-compensation/.
Position Type: This is a permanent position.
Screening begin date:
This position has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin January 6, 2023.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Please upload the following required documents:
A cover letter addressing qualifications for this position
Current curriculum vita
Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in research and teaching statement
Names, addresses, and contact information of at least three references who can address your history of and potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service (letters will be requested at a later time)
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Applicants must attach all of the above required documents. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
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