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

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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