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Assistant Professor, Math Education

National Louis University
Job Location:
Chicago, Illinois
The National College of Education at NLU seeks a dynamic, highly-qualified educator for a full-time clinical Teacher Preparation faculty position (10-month) at the Assistant Professor rank (or rank commensurate with qualifications and experience).

We are seeking a new faculty member with substantial experience in Math Education for the Teacher Preparation Master of Arts in Teaching initial licensure programs, including the grade ranges encompassing Elementary, Middle Grades and Secondary Education. The ideal candidate will also be able to teach, and lead curriculum design, for a new M.Ed. program leading to an advanced degree in teaching Mathematics, grades K-12.The ideal candidate will also have substantial responsibilities in teaching in NLU’s long-standing and rapidly growing Teacher Preparation residency programs. Candidates with both higher education and teaching experience, or experience teaching in Math Education programs, are highly desired.


NLU’s National College of Education understands that serving PreK-12 students as teachers and school leaders is a calling, a commitment, and a career. Our unique style of partnership with students at all levels—from new teacher preparation to advanced professional programs to doctoral degrees—guides all we do as we create today’s teachers and tomorrow’s leaders. Our programs are designed with the needs of our students in mind.Graduates frequently cite the National College of Education’s top quality professors, convenient locations, flexible course offerings and affordability. Most of all, the commitment to “real world” progressive education is unparalleled. NCE graduates make a difference.


You are: A Change Leader.
You are an accomplished PreK-12 educator with a passion for developing students, teachers, and leaders to their fullest potential. You are an experienced leader who has successfully guided schools and/or district through change. You are a constructive partner who leads the work that needs to be done and advocates for high quality education. You are a veteran educator attracted to university teaching as a new career step and a new level of positive influence on American education. You are deeply motivated by a desire to work in a learning community that is preparing the next generation of life-changing leaders.

You will: Model and Support Research.
You believe in the power of practitioner researchers. You will draw upon current research to inform your instruction. You will use your research agenda to model research methodologies for our candidates. You will support our candidates as they become research practitioners.

You are ready to: Make an Impact.
Each and every day, this program changes lives. You want to be a part of NCE’s societally impactful leadership as an educator preparation institution. You are someone who will always look for creative ways for students to earn success. We know this work is challenging, but we are in it together and you are inspired by the opportunity to work collaboratively with other educational leaders to optimize our impact together.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
    • Teach/coordinate Math Education coursework related to teaching and learning for the Teacher Preparation program areas, grades K-12
    • Apply learning technologies and use a learning management system to drive instruction and support candidate learning
    • Contribute to curriculum development and program improvement by collaborating with faculty in program and unit level evaluation, to develop program reports, assessment protocols, and cross disciplinary curriculum work
    • Engage in an active program of scholarship related to these areas of expertise
    • Engage in the learning-community life of National Louis University through engagement in meetings, committees, professional development, and collaborative projects with faculty and staff
    • Fulfill other faculty duties in Research & Scholarship, Service, Professional Development & Engagement domains
    • Ensure Math Adjunct Faculty development within the program

About NLU

National Louis University (NLU) is looking to honor its past while defining a bold new future as a contemporary, comprehensive university that prepares diverse students for sustained professional success with a deep commitment to Access, Excellence, Innovation and Equity. We are a pioneering community that uses innovation to improve outcomes. NLU questions the status quo and strives to adapt and evolve with the changing needs of its students. We are a community that cares about each other and our students and we work collaboratively, tirelessly and quickly to advance change in the service of students. We have a long venerable history, but we are not typical. We seek to solve intractable social issues through education; we believe we have not succeeded until graduates achieve sustainable career related employment; and we foster a culture that promotes failing fast so that we may constantly improve our work.
Founded in 1886, National Louis University is a private not-for-profit university offering over 70 programs from short-term certificate through the doctoral level across its five colleges. The University serves over 10,000 students per year and has experienced unprecedented growth over the last several years. Most students are from Illinois, but the University also attracts students from throughout the U.S. and from around the world who take advantage of campus based, blended and online programming.

NLU is located in the center of Chicago’s downtown loop, across the street from the Art Institute, in an area which has been recognized as America’s largest campus with over 25 institutions and 50,000 students attending a college across the city. In addition, the University has two suburban locations and a Florida regional campus.
Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. This position could begin work in the Fall 2022/Winter 2023 term. National Louis is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and seeks applicants that reflect the diversity of its student body in all of its campuses.

A successful candidate will:
    • Demonstrate excellence as a Math educator at the higher education level
    • Demonstrate an ability and passion to work with racially, culturally and economically diverse colleagues and students
    • Model excellence in teaching for those seeking to become well prepared classroom teachers, at both the initial and advanced levels
    • Exemplify a strong foundation and passion for improving Math Education for diverse students in grades K-12 schools
    • Demonstrate experience and fluency teaching in online, on campus and in blended settings using a learning management system (D2L)
    • Possess an earned doctorate in Math Education or a closely related field
    • Demonstrate a background and interest in curriculum design and teacher education, at both the initial and advanced levels
    • Have an interest in conducting applied research in classrooms/school/district settings, and higher education teaching
    • Have at least three-five years of teaching experience in schools, grades K-12
NLU Inclusion Statement:
National Louis University is deeply committed to serving its community, advancing access and equity, and ensuring that all individuals are welcomed and valued. We are dedicated to fostering a culture where diversity, equity, and inclusion remain at the core of who we are. These are more than just words to us: they are truly a way of life for the NLU community. We recognize that differences in age, race, gender (identity and expression), nationality, sexual orientation, physical and intellectual ability, and background bring richness to our work environment. We affirm diverse perspectives, innovative contributions, and authentic presentations of self from every member within the NLU community. We believe inclusion is grounded in the actions we intentionally take each day. Our goal is to inspire and empower NLU employees and community members to cultivate an environment where we collectively focus on uplifting and advancing our institutional culture.
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