Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montana State University

Position ID: 864-MATHED13 [#5123]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Bozeman, Montana 59717, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics Education
Application Deadline: 2013/11/01 finished (posted 2013/09/20, finished 2014/04/08, listed until 2014/01/06)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montana State University invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Mathematics Education at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2014.

The mathematics education faculty group at MSU maintains a strong commitment to conducting research in K-12 mathematics education, teaching high-quality undergraduate and graduate mathematics and mathematics education courses, and strengthening K-12 mathematics education through professional development and outreach at the state and national levels. We seek talented and dynamic mathematics educators whose professional interests and vision complement this range of activity and who are committed to supporting MSU’s teacher preparation and graduate programs as well as classroom teachers across Montana and beyond.

As a tenure-track faculty member, a successful applicant must be able to balance the demands of teaching and advising students, conducting a research program that results in publication in high-quality venues, and seeking external funding for research and projects. The normal teaching duties are two courses each semester. The candidate will also serve on master’s and doctoral committees; participate regularly in summer graduate teaching (with additional compensation); and participate in departmental and university service activities. We encourage applications from candidates with research interests in the content and strategies used in secondary mathematics teaching (e.g., content as proposed in the MET II report, or strategies promoting TPACK); innovative models of professional development for K-12 mathematics teachers; or research design in studies of mathematics education.

Required qualifications:

1. Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Mathematics Education (or in Mathematics with research experience in mathematics education)

2. Evidence of research potential in mathematics education

3. Evidence of effectiveness in teaching

Preferred qualifications:

1. Teaching experience at either the elementary, middle, or high school level

2. Master’s degree in mathematics, or the equivalent in appropriate coursework

3. Demonstrated or potential ability to secure external funding

4. Experience working with pre-service or in-service teacher programs

5. Experience using distance education technologies

Application materials should be submitted online at and should consist of the following:

(1) a standard AMS cover sheet, and

(2) a letter of application describing how the applicant’s training, expertise, talents and experience qualify the applicant to fulfill the required and preferred qualifications for the position mentioned above; and

(3) a current curriculum vitae,

(4) a copy of graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable initially); and

(5) a one-page statement describing research interests and experience; and

(6) three (3) letters of recommendation. At least one letter must address teaching ability and one letter must address research potential.

Screening of applications will begin on November 1, 2013, and will continue until the positions are filled. The full job announcement is posted at AA/ADA/EEO/Vet Pref Employer

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged. Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile. To request an accommodation, contact the Office of Human Resources, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website:

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

Further Info:
Department of Mathematical Sciences
PO Box 172400
Bozeman, MT 59717

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