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Assistant Professor - Mathematics Education

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Teaching, Learning & Ed Sci (STLES)

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Jennifer Sanders

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Job Summary:

The Science and Mathematics Education (SMED) program prepares students to be leaders in both formal and informal education settings. The mathematics education faculty participates in partnerships with schools in Oklahoma, collaboratively administers the Randall and Carol White Reading and Math Center (RMC) with literacy education faculty, and participates in research grants and collaborations through the Center for Research on STEM Teaching and Learning (CRSTL), which offers a unique platform for research opportunities. Mathematics Education faculty teach both undergraduate mathematics education courses within the elementary education and OSUTeach (secondary) programs, both of which are accredited by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher of Education (NCATE). In addition to offering undergraduate coursework, the program offers graduate courses in support of the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. This faculty member will join a group of science and mathematics education faculty who are active as researchers, instructors, and grant writers, and who are significantly involved in a variety of national organizations.

Responsibilities for this faculty position include:
- Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses;
- Engaging in scholarly activities leading to grants, presentations, and publications related to the position;
- Recruiting and mentoring graduate students; and
- Participating in committee service to the department, college, university, and community.

The successful candidate will value the Oklahoma State University land grant mission and embrace the opportunity to make a positive impact on the community through teaching, scholarship, and service. This tenure-track faculty member will contribute to mathematics education and will have opportunities to collaborate with nationally recognized faculty in research and program development.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, application materials should be received by October 14, 2018 but materials will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching (philosophy, practices and experiences), statement of research interests, transcripts and the names and complete contact information for three professional references. Applicants should secure at least three professional letters of recommendation. Letters may be emailed to

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D./Ed.D. in Mathematics or a related area.
- Three years of successful full-time K-12 classroom teaching experience in U.S. public schools;
- Evidence of or potential for effective, undergraduate and graduate instruction;
- Evidence of or demonstrated potential for scholarly and creative activities within a line of inquiry focused to advance knowledge in mathematics education; and
- Evidence of collegiality and collaboration at both the higher education levels and with public school communities.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience teaching in a K-6 classroom;
- Experience teaching and working with elementary pre-service teachers; and
- Experience procuring grants and funding for research and development projects

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations,OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.