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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION - POSITION FILLED

School of Education

Date Posted:  10-17-13  Job Posting Number:  21-22

The School of Education at Duquesne University invites applications for a 12-month tenure-track position in Mathematics Education effective July 1, 2014. Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank with priority given to candidates who demonstrate advanced potential for research and teaching excellence and a commitment to preparing teachers to teach in urban schools.

Responsibilities associated with this position may include: teaching undergraduate and graduate Mathematics Education content and methods courses in the School of Education for teaching candidates in the PK-4, middle level, and secondary mathematics programs; teaching courses and advising doctoral students focused on Mathematics Education in the educational doctorate program in Instructional Technology and Leadership; supervising students in the field; developing and maintaining relationships with schools in the Pittsburgh region; advising students; engaging in scholarly research and writing; integrating instructional technology in mathematics education; participating and providing leadership in national and state accreditation reviews; serving on department, school, college, and university committees; obtaining external funding for research and development projects; and demonstrating professional involvement in the field.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualities: earned doctorate in Mathematics Education or a related field; evidence of active research agenda; minimum of three years teaching experience in mathematics at the elementary, middle, or high school level; and demonstrated potential for success in college teaching through prior teaching experience, coaching or professional development instruction. Preferred qualifications include expertise in one or more of the following areas: mathematics teaching, coaching, or professional development; students' learning of mathematics, generally or pertaining to specific mathematical topics; PK-12 preservice mathematics teacher education; mathematics instruction and learning within diverse social/cultural contexts; and teaching mathematics for social justice. Candidates must have a commitment to work in multicultural and urban educational settings and be able to communicate effectively during interviews, as well as in a teaching demonstration.

Our collegial and dynamic department currently has 16 research-active faculty, more than 400 graduate students, and over 350 undergraduate students. Faculty research interests cover the breadth of the educational field focusing on curriculum, instruction, instructional technology, and leadership in teaching and teacher education. In our courses, we seek to model our mission of "serving God by serving students": In order to develop teachers who care about students, we thoughtfully care for our students as they take education classes. Our goal is to combine scholarship and teaching to advance the educational professions. The Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education offers the Ed.D., M.S., B.S. degrees and a variety of teaching certifications. Additional information regarding our programs can be found at School of Education's website: http://www.duq.edu/academics/degrees-and-programs/graduate.

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, developing and keeping a diverse workforce that reflects the nature of our mission. Since increasing diversity is a strategic goal at Duquesne, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Expressions of interest and applications will be treated in confidence. Candidate review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A letter of interest, research statement, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae and three professional letters of reference should be sent electronically to facultyjobs@duq.edu. Priority will be given to applications received by November 30, 2013.

Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT

Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership

Open Recruitment Date:  October 3, 2013

Assistant Professor, Duquesne University. The Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership (DEFL) in Duquesne University's School of Education seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Educational Psychology and Classroom Assessment at the Assistant Professor level. Salary and terms of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and will include a 12-month salary, vacation, and benefits package.

The ideal candidate is expected to:
• Demonstrate a solid research agenda related to educational psychology/classroom assessment (both summative and formative),
• Teach at undergraduate, master and doctoral levels in face-to-face and online formats,
• Serve on doctoral dissertation committees,
• Advance research opportunities in classroom assessment,
• Collaborate and build collegial relationships,
• Enhance the research capabilities of the Department and School of Education, and
• Work with teachers and school districts in the area of classroom assessment.

Candidates with an interest in urban education and social justice, expertise in securing external resources, strengthening networks with regional and national educational organizations, and who have university and/or K-12 classroom experience will be viewed favorably.

The DEFL represents a dedicated collaboration of fifteen research-active faculty and offers graduate programs of study leading to both master's and doctoral degrees. At the master's level, our programs include degrees in School Administration and Supervision (certifying principals and supervisors), Program Evaluation, and Educational Studies. All DEFL programs include distance-learning opportunities that allow us to attract graduate students from across the region, throughout the nation, and around the world. The department houses a doctoral program, the Professional Doctorate for Educational Leadership (ProDEL) that leads to an Ed.D., and the Center for Advancing the Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) that advances the connections among quality teaching, effective school leadership, and social justice. DEFL faculty lead the efforts of the UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice, administered by the School of Education, to provide additional research and learning opportunities for faculty and students. Members of our department actively build and consistently contribute to national and international networks of schools, educators, and educational organizations leading to meaningful research collaborations with educators across a myriad of contexts and at all levels of educational practice.

Duquesne University is a member of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) and the School of Education is CAEP accredited. The School of Education's faculty share a distinct identity manifested through Educational Leadership, Scholarship for Schools and a Spiritan tradition of caring.

Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. That mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community. We are committed to enhancing the culture of the School of Education by continuing to increase the diversity of our people, programs, and curricula.

Appointment begins July 1, 2014. Expressions of interest will be treated in strictest confidence. Applicants should submit: a) a letter of application reflecting qualifications and interests; b) a curriculum vitae; c) transcripts of academic work; d) sample publications; and e) at least three letters of professional recommendation. Application review will commence on or about 30 October 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates for this position should submit application materials electronically to:
Dr. Connie M. Moss, Chair, Educational Psychology/Classroom Assessment Search Committee
Duquesne University School of Education
c/o FacultyJobs@duq.edu.

More information on Duquesne University may be found at http://www.duq.edu, and the School of Education at http://www.education.duq.edu.

Duquesne University is a private university that serves 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is located on an attractive campus on a bluff within blocks of Downtown Pittsburgh. Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LITERACY/ENGLISH EDUCATION - POSITION FILLED

The Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education (DILE)

Open Recruitment Date:  August 19, 2013

The Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education (DILE) within the School of Education at Duquesne University invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track position in Literacy/English Education. The position will start July 1, 2014. The ideal candidate would have the following qualities:

  • Earned doctorate in Literacy/English Education or related field.
  • A well-established research agenda in one or more of the following areas within the broader field of Literacy/English education: Middle/Secondary Level English Language Arts; Content Area/Academic Literacy; Digital Literacies; and Urban Education.
  • A minimum of three years' experience teaching English Language Arts in middle and/or secondary level grades.
  • Experience and willingness to provide leadership in the area of English Language Arts, including course and program development, and maintaining/achieving national and state accreditation.
  • Capacity to take on leadership/committee responsibilities at levels appropriate for an Associate Professor.

Responsibilities associated with this position may include: (a) Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Middle Level and Secondary English Language Arts, Teaching Reading, Content Area Reading, and Adolescent Literature, as well as courses in the educational doctoral program in instructional technology; (b) Continuing and further developing an active and dynamic research agenda within the broader field of Literacy/English education; (c) Participating in committees and efforts related to building DILE and the School of Education in general and providing leadership in the continuing development of the Literacy/English education programs specifically; (d) Taking an active leadership role in Literacy/English education-related accreditation efforts; and (e) Advising students.

This is an ideal opportunity for an established scholar who is looking for a new opportunity in our growing department within Duquesne's School of Education. Additionally, Pittsburgh offers a rich array of varied K-12 classroom settings that would be of interest to those looking to form partnerships and/or conduct research within urban environments.

Our collegial and dynamic department currently has 16 research-active faculty, more than 400 graduate students, and over 350 undergraduate students. Faculty research interests cover the breadth of the educational field focusing on curriculum, instruction, technology, and leadership in teaching and teacher education. In our courses, we seek to model our mission: In order to develop teachers who care about students, we thoughtfully care for our students as they take education classes. Our goal is to combine scholarship and teaching to advance the educational professions. The Department of Instruction and Leadership in Education offers the Ed.D., M.S., B.S. degrees and a variety of teaching certifications. Additional information regarding our programs can be found at School of Education's website: http://www.duq.edu/education/

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, developing and keeping a diverse workforce that reflects the nature of our mission. Since increasing diversity is a strategic goal at Duquesne, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Expressions of interest and applications will be treated in confidence. Candidate review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A letter of interest, research statement, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae and three professional letters of reference should be sent electronically to facultyjobs@duq.edu. Priority will be given to applications received by September 30, 2013.

Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.