Saint Mary’s College of California — Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Secondary Math Education

Saint Mary’s College of California: Kalmanovitz School of Education: Single Subject & Special Education

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Secondary Math Education

Location: Moraga, CA

Closes: Oct 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
(GMT-4 hours)

Saint Mary’s College of California invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position beginning in fall 2017 for a mathematics educator in the Single Subject Credential Program in the Kalmanovitz School of Education at the Assistant Professor level.

We seek a scholar-practitioner with experience teaching secondary mathematics, preferably in urban settings, who can collaborate with teacher credential faculty across the disciplines and contribute to the Master of Arts in Teaching program. Applicants with scholarly and practice-based experience in the preparation of ethnically, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply. This might be demonstrated through the integration of culturally relevant pedagogical practices and a stance on the implementation of anti-racist education within the mathematics classroom.

The Kalmanovitz School of Education is a student-centered learning community that inspires innovation in counseling, education, and leadership. Through the practice of shared inquiry, active and collaborative learning, and learning through service to society, we empower our students to deliver excellence and lead change according to the principles of social justice. The school is known for partnerships emphasizing community engagement, action research, and community-based research, and it is known for its strength in environmental education, Catholic education, and urban education.

Consistent with Saint Mary’s College’s commitment to inclusive excellence, the Single Subject Credential Program strives to be an inclusive community, committed to a humanizing education that fosters respect and belonging for faculty and students of diverse backgrounds and identities. We seek a candidate who can engage, advocate for and support students of color, women, and underrepresented groups as they prepare to become teachers AND support students who do not identify in these ways as they prepare to engage as teachers in culturally enriched communities. We urge those with urban education experience to apply.

Saint Mary’s College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co-educational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates the whole person for human fulfillment. Recognized among just forty exceptional institutions in Colleges That Change Lives – and the first Catholic and first California college to be included – Saint Mary’s is praised for its challenging and supportive learning community.

The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

Located on a stunning 420-acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary’s currently enrolls approximately 4,000 highly diverse students. For more information about Saint Mary’s mission and history, see: http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/about-smc/our-mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
All Saint Mary’s faculty are invited to engage with and contribute to the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions of the College through their teaching, scholarship, and service. The standard teaching load is six courses per year or the credit equivalent. Single Subject faculty may elect to supervise a credential candidate in the field placement as part of their course load. There also is the opportunity to teach in the College’s undergraduate Collegiate Seminar (“Great Books”) Program and during January Term. All faculty are expected to engage in scholarly activity, advise students, assist with program development, and provide service to College and unit-level committees. In addition to teaching courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, the successful candidate is expected to teach core courses in the Single Subject Program.

The Single Subject Program credentials secondary teachers of English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Art, and Music. Core courses include Foundations of Secondary Education, general & subject area methods, Social, Psychological, and Cultural Foundations, Universal Access, Foundations of Adolescent Literacy, among others. The mission of the program is to prepare critical and reflective teacher leaders committed to social justice in partnership with our communities. The Teacher Education Department offers a Masters of Arts in Teaching, in collaboration with the Multiple Subject and Special Education programs.

Saint Mary’s faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field, including public presentation and peer review. All faculty also contribute service to the College and community, including academic advising, student and community outreach, and participation in the shared governance of the College through departmental and College-wide committees and the development and assessment of the College’s Core Curriculum.

QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of teaching excellence in secondary mathematics (at least three years), preferably in urban schools or at schools that serve a majority of students who qualify for free/reduced lunch. Experience teaching students who are English learners and students with special needs in general education classrooms is strongly preferred. The candidate must be familiar with the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. Experience with the integration of technology into mathematics teaching and learning is preferred. Candidates must have a strong commitment to research, student-centered teaching, and a desire to mentor credential students who will teach in diverse educational and cultural contexts

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please apply to the Interfolio online system at: http://apply.interfolio.com/36916

  1. A complete application includes a letter of interest, explaining how your qualifications satisfy the position requirements and addressing how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College; curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references.
  2. In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent form authorizing a broader inquiry.
  3. For finalists, the College will contact references in confidence, and credentials will be confirmed prior to hire.
  4. Questions should be directed to the search chair, Dr. Raina Leon at rjl6@stmarys-ca.edu

Deadline: Consideration and review of applications will begin immediately. Application submissions will close on October 30, 2016.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Saint Mary’s is an equal opportunity employer, and does not tolerate any type of unlawful discrimination. Saint Mary’s makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and seeks the most appropriate person for every job, taking into account an applicant’s qualifications for the position relative to other candidates, and an indication of willingness to support the traditions of the College, including its Catholic identity. College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws

 

To apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/869148

 

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