Assistant/Associate Professor of Teacher Education, Mathematics



Job description

Springfield, IL

The Department of Teacher Education at the University of Illinois Springfield is looking for a dynamic, highly-qualified Assistant/Associate (Tenure-Track) Professor of Teacher Education, Mathematics to begin August 2020. The Department of Teacher Education at UIS is an Illinois State Board of Education approved Teacher Education program. The Department of Teacher Education (TEP) at UIS seeks to expand our programs and diversify our teacher candidate pool.

Initial criteria for this position include a doctoral degree from an accredited university in Education, or a relevant field, a minimum of five full-time years of classroom teaching experience in a K-12 setting, and teacher licensure/teaching certificate in the math content area in Illinois or another state.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Doctorate in Education, Mathematics Education or related field (or ABD)
  • A minimum of five full-time years of classroom teaching experience in a K-12 setting
  • Earned teacher licensure or teaching certificate (candidates who hold certification or licensure outside of Illinois will be considered)
  • Successful experience working with diverse K-12 learners
  • Successful experience utilizing technology innovation in the delivery of course materials

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching at the college/university level
  • Experience teaching pre-service and/or in-service teachers
  • Experience teaching in online and/or hybrid environments
  • Strong record (or promise) of scholarship in mathematics education and/or teacher education
  • Record of service (or ability to serve) to department, college, university, profession, and community

The preferred candidate will have demonstrable experience with the Common Core Standards, culturally relevant pedagogy, data-informed assessments in a K-12 setting, the Danielson Framework for Teaching, and the edTPA. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong teaching record at the K-12 and/or college/university level.

Areas of teaching assignments could include (but are not limited to) teaching methods of mathematics at the elementary, middle grades, and secondary levels. For example: Teacher Education Math Methods courses: TEP 401 TEP 424 TEP 428 TEP 436.

Programs in the Department of Teacher Education emphasize innovative, high-quality teaching, school and community engagement, and the affirmation of multiculturalism and diversity. Candidates should expect to address their qualifications in these areas as well. The general teaching load is three courses per semester. Summer teaching may be available, depending on enrollments, curricular needs, and funding.

Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three universities within the University of Illinois system. UIS serves approximately 5,000 students in 1 doctoral, 20 graduate, 31 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum offers students a strong liberal arts core, a wide range of professional programs, and close faculty interaction. Making the most of its location in the state capital, UIS is broadly engaged in public policy and service. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. 35 percent of majors are in 26 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. You are encouraged to visit the university web page at http://www.uis.eduand the department web page at

How to apply

Complete the online application, and upload a letter of application addressing the responsibilities of the position and curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three professional references. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials by the October 31, 2019 application deadline will be considered; incomplete applications will not be evaluated. To maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the search process, applicants are asked to upload their own materials. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

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