Open Rank Visiting Professor in Mathematics and Science Education

The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.

The University of Iowa
College of Education
Department of Teaching and Learning
Open Rank Visiting Professor in Mathematics and Science Education Program

The Mathematics and Science Education Programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa invite applications for a two-academic year (9 month) open rank visiting faculty position to fulfill the teaching, research, and service duties outlined below.  The position will begin August 17, 2022 through May 14, 2024.

Education Requirement
Prospective candidates must have earned a doctorate in mathematics or science education or a related discipline by August 2022.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in secondary mathematics or science education in K12 settings
  • Experience in math or science teacher education at the postsecondary level
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racist education
  • Demonstrated commitment to working and collaborating with culturally, linguistically, racially, and socioeconomically diverse populations.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience as a secondary mathematics teacher
  • Capacity to support mathematics and science field experiences in secondary settings
  • Established or potential record of securing external funds for professional or program development
  • Experience building partnerships with local schools and communities.

Major responsibilities include: coordination of field experiences in math and science education; instruction in math and science education; participating in grant activities to secure funding for professional and curriculum development. This work includes establishing connections with local school districts. In addition, the successful candidate will be involved with local, state, and national activities that support the practice of teacher education; and participate in service to the program, department, college, and university. Faculty are required to engage in at least 4 hours a semester of collaboration with teachers in contributing to instruction in K12 classrooms.

Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Excellent benefits package.

Two-academic year (9 month) visiting appointment beginning August 17, 2022 through May 14, 2024.  Credential and criminal background check required.

Candidates should submit an application letter addressing all qualifications noted above, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly writing, contact information for three references, and graduate college transcripts.  To apply for this position, go to our website at choose requisition number 74446.  Address inquiries or nominations to Dae Hong ([email protected]) or call 319-335-5367.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About the Department and the Program
The Department of Teaching and Learning (T & L) at the University of Iowa includes over 35 faculty members and 900 students. It includes nine teacher education programs as well as MAT/MS/MA and PhD graduate programs. The Mathematics and Science Education Programs offer a number of licensure-seeking degree programs, including a BA, a joint BA/MAT, and an MAT. These programs provide students with classroom and curriculum development opportunities to become educators at the forefront of the profession. The Department has an active Solidarity (DEI) Committee who guides work on equity, justice, and anti-racist education the Teacher Education Program. The department is also establishing pipeline programming to increase the future teachers of color in Iowa.

About the College
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 in their fields.  Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning.  The College houses several Research Centers that support work in critical areas of education.  The College has a Strategic Plan, which includes actively engaging with diversity, equity, inclusion, and pursuing anti-racism initiatives.

About the University and Surrounding Community
The 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 #33 among the nation’s 629 public universities (U.  S.   News & World Report).  More than 32,500 students earn bachelor’s, graduate, and professional degrees from UI’s 11 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 more than 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. 

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual


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