Assistant Clinical Professor of Mathematics Education

Job Description

Position Number:



Assistant Clinical Professor

Functional Title:

Assistant Clinical Professor of Mathematics Education

Category Status:

15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con

Applicant Search Category:


University Authorized FTE:



EDUC-Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the stateís flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nationís legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nationís capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Assistant Clinical Professor of Mathematics Education will collaborate with faculty and staff within the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL) and the Center for Mathematics Education (CfME) to plan and teach a range of elementary and middle school mathematics methods and mathematics content courses. Depending on circumstance and program, these courses may be taught face to face, on-line, or hybrid modalities. The successful candidate might also coordinate a program, write grant proposals to support programs, and conduct research funded by internal and external grants.

This is a one-year, full-time, renewable position in TLPL. Applicants should submit a cv, a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, and the names and email addresses for three references.

The responsibilities for this position can include some combination of:
  • Teaching mathematics education graduate courses in an outreach program that can provide participants with a Masterís of Education in Middle Grades Mathematics;
  • Teaching mathematics methods courses to teacher candidates seeking certification as elementary or middle grades teachers;
  • Teaching mathematics courses (offered by the Mathematics Department) for teacher candidates;
  • Leadership in the development and improvement of, as well as administrative work and coordination for, outreach efforts with elementary and middle school teachers;
  • Leadership of, or participation in, internal or external grant proposals;
  • Providing service to the field of mathematics education in our area and across the country.

Minimum Qualifications:

All candidates must have the following prior to appointment:

Doctoral degree by August 2023 from an accredited university in mathematics education, or a closely related field.

  • Coursework and experience in mathematics education.
  • Experience in teaching, coaching, or mentoring in-service and/or pre-service teachers.
  • Experience working with K-12 students and teachers from culturally diverse populations and individuals with marginalized and minoritized identities, emergent multilingual learners, and/or students receiving special education services.

Other Required Qualifications:
  • Strong preparation in elementary and/or middle school mathematics.
  • Evidence of commitment to equity and inclusive pedagogies, anti-racist pedagogies, and social justice.


  • Experience as an instructor of mathematics teaching methods courses for future teachers.
  • Experience developing curricula for in-service or pre-service elementary teacher education, and/or leading an instructional team in implementing such curricula.
  • Experience working on, and preferably helping to coordinate, collaborative math education research projects.
  • Experience writing grants proposals or otherwise seeking funding for teacher education and/or research projects.
  • Knowledge of the local school systems and/or experience developing partnerships with local school districts.

Because of the nature of this position, we are especially interested in candidates with:
  • A commitment to urban education and diverse populations, including either experience in urban settings or course work in urban education; and
  • Experience with helping schools meet the mathematics learning needs of multilingual learners, African-American/Black students and/or other historically marginalized students.

Additional Information:

Salary Range/Benefits:†
  • $60,000-$75,000 (rate to be adjusted by education and experience).†
  • The University of Maryland offers a comprehensive benefits package (including healthcare, pension and tuition remission). Please visit the Human Resources website for more information.
  • All applications will be processed through the University of Maryland eTerp2 system. Screening will begin on 05/26/2023 and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applicants should submit their materials by this date. Candidates should upload their application materials to http://ejobs.umd.edu/postings, to include (1) cover letter describing their qualifications for and interest in the position, (2) resume, and (3) names and contact information for three references who will be prompted to upload letters of support.†
  • For questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chairs, Carolina Napp-Avelli or Dan Chazan (cnapp@umd.edu or dchazan@umd.edu). For questions about the online application process, please contact Regina Cole (rlcole@umd.edu).

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled


Best Consideration Date


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Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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