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Cluster Hires: Multiple Tenure Track Positions in the College of Education

Apply now Job no: 493703
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Deans Office/College Education
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
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 General Summary of Positions:

The College of Education is seeking to hire up to three tenure track positions which are part of a cluster hire. All faculty hired as part of this cluster will have research interests in the theme of “Connecting the Global in the Local”.  This research theme is designed to promote practices, values and ideals in both local and global educational contexts, in order to create a more just world.  Faculty will have a specialization in one of the following areas:

  • Mathematics Education
  • Special Education
  • Leadership in Education

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

The position in Mathematics Education is offered at the Assistant or the Associate level depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. At either level, however, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Conduct lines of research that will impact the field of mathematics education in local and global contexts.
  • Disseminate research by publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed journals and presenting at professional conferences in the field of mathematics education.
  • Collaborate with department faculty to deliver undergraduate courses in elementary mathematics and in inclusive mathematics education at the elementary level.
  • Teach field-based courses in mathematics education at both the elementary and secondary level.
  • Teach online and on campus.
  • Supervise doctoral research and serve on dissertation committees.
  • Seek opportunities for internal and external funding.
  • Be an active member of professional associations.

Minimal Qualifications for the Assistant Professor Level (Required):

  • An earned doctorate, focusing on issues in STEM education. ABD candidates will be considered
  • 36 credits in undergraduate and/or graduate coursework in mathematics (not including mathematics education)
  • Experience teaching mathematics to PK-12 students
  • A beginning record of research through presentations at research conferences and/or publications of their research

 Minimum Qualifications for the Associate Professor Level (Required):

  • An earned doctorate focusing on issues pertinent to STEM education
  • Completed a minimum of four successful years of work as an Assistant Professor at a research university
  • 36 credits in undergraduate and/or graduate coursework in mathematics (not including mathematics education)
  • Experience working with PK-12 students
  • A record of research which indicates interest in global mathematics education
  • A record of applying for external funding to support research
  • Experience serving on doctoral dissertation committees either as chair or as a committee member

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three to five years of experience in teaching mathematics in PK-12 classrooms, preferably in an urban setting
  • Demonstrated commitment to global and local perspectives on mathematics education for social justice in education
  • Experience with or willingness to teach online
  • Ability to work collaboratively with department faculty and within the cluster

 SPECIAL EDUCATION

The position in Special Education is offered at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants with a background in evidence-based reading, literacy, and writing interventions for children with or at-risk of high-incidence disabilities are preferred. The individual selected for this position will be expected to:

  • Conduct lines of research that will impact the field of special education in local and global contexts.
  • Disseminate research by publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed journals and presenting at professional conferences in the field of special education.
  • Collaborate with department faculty to deliver undergraduate programs in special education.
  • Teach and supervise undergraduates in special education courses and field-based placements.
  • Teach and supervise graduate students in special education courses and field-based placements.
  • Teach online and on campus.
  • Supervise doctoral research and serve on dissertation committees.
  • Seek opportunities for internal and external funding.
  • Be an active member of professional associations.

Minimal Qualifications (Required):

  • Earned doctorate in special education with an emphasis in learning disabilities. ABD candidates will be considered
  • Experience working in special education with PK-12 students
  • A beginning record of research through presentations at research conferences and/or publications of their research

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three to five years of experience working in special education with PK-12 schools, preferably in an urban setting
  • Demonstrated commitment to global and local perspectives on special education for social justice in education
  • Experience with or willingness to teach online
  • Ability to work collaboratively with department faculty and within the cluster

 LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION

The position in Leadership in Education at the rank of Assistant Professor. The individual selected for this position will be expected to:

  • Conduct lines of research that will impact the field of leadership in local and global contexts.
  • Disseminate research by publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed journals and presenting at professional conferences.
  • Collaborate with department faculty to deliver graduate programs in PK-12 leadership.
  • Teach online and on campus.
  • Supervise doctoral research and serve on dissertation committees.
  • Seek opportunities for internal and external funding.
  • Be an active member of professional associations.
  • Work with educational leaders to investigate problems of practice in their professional settings.

Minimal Qualifications (Required):

  • An earned doctorate in leadership in education. ABD candidates will be considered
  • Record of successful PK-12 educational leadership experience, preferably in an urban setting
  • A beginning record of research through presentations at research conferences and/or publications of their research

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years of PK-12 educational leadership experience, preferably in an urban setting 
  • Demonstrated commitment to global and local perspectives on leadership for social justice in education
  • Experience with or willingness to teach online
  • Ability to work collaboratively with department faculty and within the cluster

 

The College of Education is one of six academic colleges at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The College of Education (COE) contributes to the recognized success of UMass Lowell, which is ranked in the top 200 of national research universities (US News and World Report) and is one of the fastest growing universities in the country. Lowell is approximately 25 miles north of Boston and is a mid-size city with a diverse population. It is home to the second largest Cambodian population in the country, but is also home to people whose family heritage includes such countries as Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, Brazil, and the Caribbean. Because of its place in the history of the industrialization of the USA, the National Park Service established the Lowell National Historical Park (LNHP). The LNHP in collaboration with the COE oversees the Tsongas Industrial History Center, which, each year, brings 40,000 children to Lowell for place-based, experiential learning.

The COE currently serves 400 graduate students and 120 undergraduates. The College has 14 tenured or tenure track faculty and five clinical faculty. Education degrees are offered at the undergraduate and graduate level. During the last five years, the College has launched exciting new initiatives to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding student body: a Carnegie-recognized doctoral degree program for school leaders, a School Leadership Institute (professional development for standing school administrators), Ph.D. degrees, a US Department of State grant-funded international education program, a new BA Ed degree with dual license in elementary and special education, a UTeach program for undergraduate STEM education, and a Center for Program Evaluation.

Through our M.Ed. degrees, the COE prepares new teachers and administrators in field-based programs, as well as higher education professionals. Additionally, the College provides cutting-edge, online masters (M.Ed.) and education specialist (Ed.S.) degrees in Curriculum & Instruction, Reading & Language, and Education Administration with Principal License. Our online programs are ranked sixteenth in the nation by US News and World Report. All licensure programs are fully approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and we hold legacy NCATE accreditation.

The COE faculty is composed of engaged and innovative scholars who generate and apply knowledge, create programs, and collaborate with partners, guided by values of democracy, inclusion, excellence, and service. The COE is committed to building a diverse faculty in order to fulfill our mission of serving socio-economically, ethnically and linguistically diverse students and promoting global understanding of educational issues.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. 

Please include the following documents with your application:            

  • Comprehensive CV.
  • Cover letter describing: a commitment to exploring specified research area through global and local perspectives; research agenda; experiences with external funding, teaching; collaborative work undertaken; and any experiences with online teaching.
  • One example of published scholarly research as appropriate to the associate level, or at the assistant level, one example of a conference paper presented or a published paper.
  • One course syllabus germane to the courses which might be taught at UMass Lowell.
  • An evaluation of your teaching skills (provide either a synopsis of participant evaluations of a course you have taught, an extensive professional development you have facilitated, or an evaluation conducted by a supervisor).

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