Assistant Clinical Professor of Mathematics Education



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Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership

Center for Mathematics Education

The Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL) in the College of Education has a full-time opening for an Assistant Clinical Professor of Mathematics Education, with an August 2023 start date.


The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland. With an enrollment of over 30,000 students, Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan area. The University is committed to achieving excellence as the State’s primary center of research and undergraduate/graduate education. The campus benefits from the close proximity and network connections with the broader Washington and Baltimore metropolitan communities and from its location in Prince Georges County Maryland and its proximity to Montgomery County Maryland.

Housed within the College of Education, the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL) is one of three departments that offers undergraduate and graduate study. The TLPL department has a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and contributing to the climate of inclusivity in the College and University. Our faculty work in strong partnership with local schools (including Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s County, and District of Columbia Public Schools) and the varieties of students to be found in them, as well as government and non-governmental organizations to support education, access, and equity for all students.

TLPL offers three teacher preparation pathways: undergraduate, five-year integrated undergraduate and masters, and one-year masters. Over the course of our programs, students develop critical knowledge, skills, and teaching practices to become effective teachers in our diverse and multicultural society. Our programs are committed to socially just and equitable instructional practices as well as increasing the diversity of the local teacher pool, and helping all teachers teach in culturally responsive and sustaining ways. TLPL also offers a Mathematics Education M.Ed. aimed at current elementary and middle school teachers looking to become math specialists or take other teacher leader roles.

Job Description:

The Assistant Clinical Professor of Mathematics Education will collaborate with faculty and staff within the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL) and the Center for Mathematics Education (CfME) to plan and teach a range of elementary and middle school mathematics methods and mathematics content courses. Depending on circumstance and program, these courses may be taught face-to-face, online, or hybrid modalities. The successful candidate might also coordinate a program, write grant proposals to support programs, and conduct research funded by internal and external grants.

This is a one-year, full-time, renewable position in TLPL. Applicants should submit a cv, a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, and the names and email addresses for three references.

Minimum Qualifications:

All candidates must have the following prior to appointment:

  1. Doctoral degree by August 2023 from an accredited university in mathematics education, or a closely related field, with coursework and experience in mathematics education;
  2. Strong preparation in elementary and/or middle school mathematics;
  3. Evidence of commitment to equity and inclusive pedagogies, anti-racist pedagogies, and social justice
  4. Experience in teaching, coaching, or mentoring in-service and/or pre-service teachers.
  5. Experience working with K-12 students and teachers from culturally diverse populations and individuals with marginalized and minoritized identities, emergent multilingual learners, and/or students receiving special education services.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as an instructor of mathematics teaching methods courses for future teachers.
  • Experience developing curricula for in-service or pre-service elementary teacher education, and/or leading an instructional team in implementing such curricula.
  • Experience working on, and preferably helping to coordinate, collaborative math education research projects.
  • Experience writing grants proposals or otherwise seeking funding for teacher education and/or research projects.
  • Knowledge of the local school systems and/or experience developing partnerships with local school districts.
  • Because of the nature of this position, we are especially interested in candidates with:
  • A commitment to urban education and diverse populations, including either experience in urban settings or course work in urban education; and
  • Experience with helping schools meet the mathematics learning needs of multilingual learners, African-American/Black students and/or other historically marginalized students.


The responsibilities for this position can include some combination of:

  • Teaching mathematics education graduate courses in an outreach program that can provide participants with a Master’s of Education in Middle Grades Mathematics;
  • Teaching mathematics methods courses to teacher candidates seeking certification as elementary or middle grades teachers;
  • Teaching mathematics courses (offered by the Mathematics Department) for teacher candidates.
  • Leadership in the development and improvement of, as well as administrative work and coordination for, outreach efforts with elementary and middle school teachers;
  • Leadership of, or participation in, internal or external grant proposals; and
  • Providing service to the field of mathematics education in our area and across the country.

Best Consideration Date: May 17, 2023

Salary Range/Benefits: $60,000-$75,000 (rate to be adjusted by education and experience). The University of Maryland offers a comprehensive benefits package (including healthcare, pension, and tuition remission). Please visit the Human Resources website for more information. All applications will be processed through the University of Maryland eTerp2 system.

How to apply

Screening will begin on 05/17/2023 and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applicants should submit their materials by this date. Candidates should upload their application materials to, to include (1) cover letter describing their qualifications for and interest in the position, (2) resume, and (3) names and contact information for three references who will be prompted to upload letters of support. For questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chairs, Carolina Napp-Avelli or Dan Chazan ([email protected] or [email protected]). For questions about the online application process, please contact Regina Cole ([email protected]).

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is committed to increasing the representation of women and minority groups on its faculty and particularly encourages applications from these groups.

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