Assistant Professor (Two Year LTA), Mathematics Elementary Education
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About the position
The Faculty of Education invites applications for a two-year Limited Term Appointment (LTA) in the Department of Educational Studies in the area of Mathematics (Elementary Education) at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment, subject to budgetary approval, will commence as early as August 01, 2021.
The preferred candidate will possess:
An earned doctorate in education (ABD candidates will be considered) or equivalent expertise;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Current knowledge of elementary mathematics education;
An understanding of or experience with teacher education preferably in Ontario;
An established or emerging potential to develop and maintain a research agenda in mathematics education or teacher education;
Elementary school teaching, research, or other relevant professional experience;
A valid driver's license and/or means to travel to off-campus locations for instructional purposes and;
A satisfactory police record check.
Qualifications considered an asset:
• Experience teaching mathematics education (blended and face to face) courses at the university level;
• Experience facilitating the professional learning of prospective or practicing JK-12 teachers in mathematics;
• Active participation in professional organizations in mathematics education;
• Ability to collaborate with other instructors and researchers;
• Experience with the use of digital technology in mathematics education.
• Knowledge and commitment to Equity, Diversity, Decolonization, and Inclusion.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach mathematics methods courses in both the Primary/Junior and Junior/Intermediate programs. The successful candidate may assume leadership of the PJ mathematics program and may supervise practice teaching.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, evidence of successful teaching, evidence of professional experience, all in electronic format (a single PDF document is preferred) via the online application system. (Note: file maximum of 5MB per attachment upload.)
Applicants should provide the names, addresses and phone/e-mail of three references. All applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their complete application by email. Only short-listed applicants shall be contacted for an interview. Interested applications should send references to:
Chair of the Search Committee
Faculty of Education
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
Applicants are invited to apply by submitting a resume and a cover letter (note: file maximum of 5MB per attachment upload) through Brock University’s Careers website no later than August 7, 2021 at 12:01am EST. We appreciate all applications received; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.
Applications should be submitted electronically through the Brock University Careers website at the following link:
Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy https://brocku.ca/policies/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/Employment-Accommodation-Policy.pdf. Please advise: Talent Acquisition, email@example.com to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
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