Mathematics, Virginia Commonwealth University

Position ID: VCU-AP [#10558]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Richmond, Virginia 23284, United States [map]
Application Deadline: finished (posted 2017/08/17, finished 2018/05/06, listed until 2017/11/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

Position: Two faculty positions (9-month) as Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics beginning August 16, 2018. The Department and University Web pages may be found at http://www.math.vcu.edu and http://www.vcu.edu. The Ph.D. program Web page may be found at http://www.sysm.vcu.edu.

Responsibilities of Position: Maintain a vigorous research program and a record of excellent teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent in Mathematics Education, or related field, and a Masters (or equivalent amount of coursework) in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics, are required at the time of the appointment. Preference will be given to applicants with at least 3 years of K-12 teaching experience, a clearly identified research agenda, and expertise in mathematics teaching and learning at the elementary or secondary level as well as a proven track record of external funding or the potential for such or interest in collaborating on currently funded mathematics education projects. Applicants also must have a record of successful teaching, as well as experience with working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or the commitment to do so.

The Department: The mission of the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics is to offer a strong undergraduate and graduate education, with an increasing focus on the development of cross-disciplinary efforts that will prepare our students for real-world applications and stimulating employment and career opportunities. Key current objectives of the department include the continued development of our Ph.D. program, which emphasizes applications of mathematics to the medical and biological sciences and research in both applied and theoretical discrete mathematics, the improvement of student outcomes in our lower level courses, and the continued strengthening of our department’s track in secondary education preparation and mathematics education outreach initiatives. We seek ambitious faculty members to help grow and strengthen the department by expanding teaching, research, and grant activity. We are excited about the opportunities to grow in these areas and are particularly interested in mathematics educators with similar interests.

How to Apply for the Position: To apply, candidates should submit electronically using this link, (https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/65575) the following: a cover letter that delineates how they meet the qualifications outlined above, a current curriculum vitae, contact information for each of the four references. In addition, candidates need to submit electronically (https://www.mathjobs.org) the following: a cover letter, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a current curriculum vitae, and detailed statements about teaching and their current research activities. Applicants also should include four letters of recommendation. One of the letters of recommendation must address the applicant’s effectiveness as a teacher. Letters should be submitted electronically through https://www.mathjobs.org.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.A. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017.

“Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action University providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.”


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
www.math.vcu.edu
804-828-6295
 
PO Box 842014
Richmond, VA 23284

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