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Job ID: 114614

Faculty Tenure-line position in the Department of Secondary Education
San Francisco State University

Date Posted Oct. 25, 2018
Title Faculty Tenure-line position in the Department of Secondary Education
University San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA, United States
Department Department of Secondary Education/Graduate College of Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Secondary Education
    Math Education
Faculty Tenure-line position in the Department of Secondary Education
Search #36.18

Mathematics Education

San Francisco State University, Department of Secondary Education/Graduate College of Education offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Mathematics Education beginning August 2019. We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include teaching and learning mathematics in a public, urban environment at the secondary level. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, through diversity, to the excellence of the academic community.

The Department of Secondary Education at San Francisco State University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Mathematics Education, beginning August 2019.

The Department seeks a tenure-track faculty member with the knowledge and abilities in the teaching and learning of mathematics to prepare secondary (6-12) teachers and MA candidates, and undertake research that supports the development of teachers to work in culturally and linguistically diverse classroom environments.

The Department of Secondary Education offers single subject credential programs across eight content areas for future middle and high school teachers. The Department also offers MA programs in Secondary Education and Math Education (joint with Elementary Education). Faculty in Math Education work closely with colleagues in the department of Mathematics in the College of Science and Engineering and with the Center for Science and Math Education (CSME) Faculty in the Secondary Education Department work closely with our local school districts providing equity-and standards-based professional development.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body
Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging
Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice
Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio
Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus;
Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and
Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.

Responsibilities: The position requires teaching (credential and MA students) in the Department of Secondary Education, supervising credential students, and advising MA students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in Mathematics Education, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at .

Required Qualifications:
A Ph.D. or Ed. D. in Education from an accredited program with a specialization in Mathematics Education. Candidates should have extensive K-12 experience in the teaching and learning of Mathematics.
Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates are preferred who demonstrate the ability to teach courses in the areas of K-12 Mathematics Education in the Graduate College of Education’s Secondary Education Department.

Candidates are preferred who demonstrate evidence of preparing teachers to teach students with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, a record of scholarship, and the ability to use technology in teaching and learning.

Candidates are preferred who have an active record of scholarship related to their specialty area and evidence of external support or the potential for external funding of these activities, commensurate with their tenure status.  Excellence in teaching and scholarship is preferred at the K-12 level with emphasis on 6-12.

Candidates are preferred who have teaching and/or research experience with a large, diverse student body. Candidates are preferred who have knowledge and experience with culturally responsive instructional practices and theories in K-12 public school settings.

Rank and salary: Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process:
Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the mission of the Department of Secondary Education to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community, two samples of scholarly writing, description of research accomplishments and agenda, and three letters of reference, electronically in PDF format to:

Dr. Judith Kysh ( Chair of the Search Committee

All materials must be received by December 15, 2018. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  

San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applicants of all ethnic, racial and gender identities, sexual orientations as well as people with disabilities. We particularly encourage those who may be from historically underrepresented groups.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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