Assistant Professor, Secondary Math Education

National Louis University (Tampa)

United States

July 22, 2022


Assistant Professor, Secondary Math Education

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Position Information

Tenure Status Professional Practice NT

Rank Assistant Professor Term Length 10 Months Terminal one year contract Position Status Full Time Position Title Assistant Professor, Secondary Math Education Campus Chicago, IL - 122 S. Michigan Ave. If other, please specify Position Summary

The Assistant Professor of Secondary Math Education is a full-time Professional Practice track, ten-month faculty position with some administrative responsibilities in the Undergraduate College (UGC) at National Louis University. The position is based in Chicago, and applicants must be willing to teach at other Chicago metropolitan area campuses, remote, and online, as needed.

The primary responsibility for this role is to demonstrate excellence in teaching. The Assistant Professor of Secondary Math Education teaches 8 courses per year, displaying deep content knowledge in the discipline. This role is responsible for student success across coursework including guiding students as they translate theory into practice and work toward licensure and endorsement. Through the use of data-informed practices, this role engages in continuous improvement, guiding instructional and curricular delivery with the primary goal of supporting student success and preparing next-generation educators to be change agents and leaders in their field.

This particular position requires an extensive background in the teaching of Math in Secondary Education. The role will have the primary responsibility for Secondary Math Education coursework that adequately prepares teacher candidates for their work in high school classrooms. The ideal candidate possesses not only content knowledge but also research-based instructional strategies that help teachers engage in inquiry-based methods of teaching. An understanding of applicable mathematics standards is critical to being able to execute this role.

While this is primarily a teaching position, the role will also contribute content expertise in the overall coordination, design, development, and implementation of the Secondary majors as they continue to iterate. The courses in the major lead to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Professional Educator License and a Secondary Math Endorsement. This position is also responsible for oversight of the adjunct faculty teaching Secondary Math Education coursework and is involved in the hiring, onboarding, and training process.

This position requires a high degree of collaboration and communication across programs, units, and colleges. The Assistant Professor of Secondary Math Education works in close collaboration with faculty across departments in the college and with graduate-level faculty in the National College of Education (NCE) where appropriate. This role also supports the recruitment and marketing for the department and represents the department at internal and external events (including major experience days, admit days, and Career Bridge events). This role provides service to the institution as required by the UG model, and as specified in the UGC workload plan.

Who we are:

We are a team of dedicated educators working together to build a new Undergraduate College (UGC) at National Louis University (NLU) focused on building academic pathways and providing holistic student support to ensure students are career ready. Our undergraduate majors serve first time freshmen as well as adult and transfer students in blended and online delivery formats – on and off campus.

We work fearlessly to educate and retain our students. As a result, we have exceeded national benchmarks through our approach to appreciative advising and data-informed, personalized instruction. Our educational model is student- centered, equity-driven, professionally-focused, grounded in excellence, and provides personalized support in a data-driven environment, while focused on continuous improvement and innovation to strengthen our work.

We are looking for a collaborative, dedicated and hard-working colleague that is committed to student success; a creative problem solver that thinks outside the box; a leader who is willing to take responsibility for all aspects of the program; and a teacher who believes students can positively impact the field of criminal justice throughout their professional lives.

Who you are:

You are: A Proven Leader Ready to Prepare the Next Generation in your Field.

You have made a demonstrated impact in the field of criminal justice and/or adjacent fields. You have worked in higher education, where you have led faculty teams, developed curriculum, modeled instructional practices, and built community partnerships. You recognize the complexity of the criminal justice field, its intersection with other academic disciplines and social service areas, and the social responsibility that comes with preparing future professionals to act as responsible change agents, given the power and discretion inherent within the criminal justice system. You will ensure the development and delivery of a career relevant curriculum grounded in ethical responsibility that provides real-world experiences to help prepare students for their careers in the field.

You will: Offer Best-in-Class Teaching and Learning.

You believe that your work demonstrates your respect for education and the power that it holds. Each term, you will facilitate blended, virtual and/or online courses that utilize technology and data to drive instruction. You will work with a dedicated team of Instructors, Success Coaches/Advisors, Career Bridge Staff, Professional Development Experts, and Data Analysts to determine how to personalize the learning experience for your students. In addition to teaching content, you will also encourage a growth mindset, increase non- cognitive skill development, and nurture academic confidence and career readiness. Student mastery of learning outcomes is a key performance indicator.

You are: Driven to Succeed.

You are energetic and passionate about a diverse student body that includes many first-generation and racially, culturally, and economically diverse students. To be successful teaching and leading in this program, you must be committed to excellence in teaching and learning. The position requires you to be agile, creative, and engaging while building and teaching a re-designed curriculum and an unparalleled experience to undergraduate students. Enthusiastic candidates have the belief that all students can be successful students. As an active team member you believe in a supportive environment and foster a student-focused culture. Student enrollment and persistence are key performance indicators.

You are ready to: Make an Impact.

Each and every day, our Undergraduate College changes lives. You want to be a part of that meaningful innovation. You are someone that will always look for creative ways for students to earn success. We know this work is challenging, but we are in it together. Graduation rate and Employment success are key performance indicators – with an ultimate goal of empowering our students to achieve economic mobility.


Student-Focused: Make decisions based on what is best for students with the belief that when all students have access to resources and support, they are empowered to achieve success.

Expect Excellence: Hold high expectations for our students and for the faculty and staff who serve them, and hold ourselves accountable for achieving excellence.

Personalized Support: Take a holistic approach to providing individualized support that encourages students to realize their full potential in college and beyond.

Data-Driven, Collaborative Environment: Work together as a unified team, utilizing real-time data and technology to respond to student needs.

Continuous Improvement and Innovation: Remain agile and open to changes and new ideas – incorporating data as well as student, faculty and administration voice – to ensure that we are continuously learning, improving, and innovating in all aspects of the student experience.

Primary Responsibilities

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate excellence in teaching : teach 8 courses per year; collaborate with the faculty team to develop a positive student experience; facilitate courses by delivering engaging instruction in a blended, flipped classroom and online environments; empower students to develop competency by sharing a passion for the subject and skills being taught; utilize technology-based teaching platforms to aid students in the development of competencies; communicate professionally and relate well to others, and participate in professional development activities.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Secondary Math Education major : provide guidance in the delivery of coursework, including monitoring the content necessary to meet licensure and endorsement requirements, revising courses as needed, and design assessments to meet the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards as well as applicable ISBE standards. Additional responsibilities include contributing to the recruitment and hiring process along with onboarding and staffing qualified adjuncts.
  • Ensure student success, positive outcomes, and excellent student experience : implement the assessment strategy as it pertains to Secondary Math Education; use data-informed practices to drive instructional and curricular decision-making; provide recommendations for student support plans for students in the major; use data to inform continuous improvement; participate and lead segments of the Student Success Collaborative (SSC) process, especially as it pertains to staff, coursework, and students in the major/concentration.
  • Service and Engagement : Participate in UGC-wide efforts such as admitted student days and UGC-wide team meetings; participate in faculty governance at the college/university level; represent the department, college, and/or university at external events as needed; provide service to the institution as required by the UG model, and as specified in the UGC workload plan.
  • About NLU Procedure for Candidacy

    National Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty and staff. NLU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

    Candidate review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


    Required Skills and Experience:

  • Master's Degree in Math Education, Mathematics or related field with 18 Graduate level Semester Hours in Mathematics, required.
  • Professional Educator's License in Illinois with an Endorsement in Secondary Mathematics Education
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish strongly preferred
  • 1+ years of experience teaching in higher education in multiple modalities (including online courses)
  • 3+ years of expertise in mathematics
  • 5+ years of prior experience teaching high school mathematics, particularly students from diverse backgrounds
  • 3+ years of significant professional accomplishments and/or strong leadership potential
  • 3+ years of demonstrated adaptability and flexibility to an ever changing environment
  • 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.

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number FAC301

    Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date Open Until Filled No Special Instructions Summary Quick Link for Internal Postings https: //

    Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Transcript A
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional Documents

  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Letter of Recommendation 2
  • Letter of Recommendation 3
  • Transcript B
  • Transcript C
  • Other (Licenses, Certifications, Etc.)
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