Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics/Science Education

An earned doctorate in Elementary, Middle School or Secondary Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or closely related field is required. Three years of successful experience teaching mathematics or science in either Middle or Secondary grades is required. The department seeks applicants with a background in teacher education and expertise in one or more of the following: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education, curriculum and instruction, and teacher pedagogy. Teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level is desired; as is experience in online or field-based teaching, and integration of technology. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

• Teach and supervise field-based and online mathematics and/or science undergraduate and graduate courses
• Implement a significant ongoing program of focused scholarly research and publication
• Provide service and leadership to national professional organizations, the university, college, and department
• Provide professional service to surrounding K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) programs and community partners

The University of Memphis, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as one of two public high activity research universities and the only community engaged public university in Tennessee. U of M has six colleges and three professional schools serving a diverse population of 23,000 students, 5,000 of whom are enrolled in graduate programs. The University is strongly committed to its metropolitan mission, serving urban, suburban, and rural communities in a tri-state area. We recognize the importance of the role a diverse and integrated faculty and administration play in fulfilling a comprehensive mission of research, education, and community outreach. The College of Education, with a faculty of 100 tenure-track positions, is fully accredited by NCATE and houses more nationally recognized programs than any public university in the state. We are actively involved in school reform initiatives and are leaders in teacher education. The Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership, one of four departments in the college, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Reading Education, Instruction & Curriculum, and Instructional Design & Technology. The Early Childhood Education BSED, MAT, and MS programs are Nationally Recognized as meeting NAEYC standards. Our MAT graduate program addresses many second career teachers with a desire to improve education in our metropolitan area. Please visit the websites of the university (, the college (, and the department (

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The position is a nine-month appointment. The anticipated date of appointment is August 20, 2011. The University offers an excellent benefits package, including healthcare and retirement. The state of TN currently has no state income tax and the Memphis area has a very reasonable cost of living.

The review of completed applications will begin July 25, 2011, and may continue until the position is filled. Applications are to be submitted electronically at Applicants are required to upload (1) a letter of application describing their teaching and research interests, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) name, address, telephone numbers, and email address of three references. Applicants will receive a confirmation number when all application materials are received. Address inquiries to
Dr. Celia Anderson (

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics/Science Education in the Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership.
Position L09260.