Virginia Commonwealth University, Mathematics

Position ID: VCU-AP [#19083]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Richmond, Virginia 23284, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2021/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/11/19, finished 2022/06/18, listed until 2022/05/19)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

Position: A tenure-track faculty position (9-month) as Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics beginning August 16, 2022. Responsibilities of Position: Maintain a vigorous research program and a record of excellent teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The expected teaching load is two classes per semester. Teaching responsibilities include but are not limited to content courses for secondary pre-service teachers.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent in Mathematics Education, or related field, and a Masters or equivalent in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or related field, are required at the time of the appointment. A clearly identified mathematics education research agenda and a clear potential for both external funding and scholarship to complement or expand existing expertise in the department. Applicants must have experience teaching mathematics, mathematics education, or a related discipline, as well as experience with working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or the commitment to do so. Preference will be given to applicants with research expertise in one of the following: K-16 professional development in mathematics, or mathematics teaching and learning at the elementary, secondary, or undergraduate level. Preference will also be given to applicants with interest in collaborating on currently funded mathematics education research projects. The Department: The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics contains 27 tenure-track and 20 non-tenure-track faculty, teaching over 30,000 student credit hours per year. The Department is a member of the Association for Women in Mathematics and a Silver member of the Math Alliance. The mission and vision statements of the Department can be found at and Among its key current objectives is the improvement of student outcomes in our lower level courses, and the continued strengthening of our department’s track in secondary teacher 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. The Department Web page may be found at

Our Students and the University: Virginia Commonwealth University is a doctoral granting public institution that enrolls about 30,000 students: 45% minority, 32% underrepresented minority, 33% first generation, 1,709 first professionals and 4% international students, representing 101 countries. The University Web page may be found at

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion - an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribution to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion. For more information and guidelines, see

How to Apply for the Position: To apply, candidates should submit electronically ( the following: a cover letter that delineates how they meet the qualifications outlined above, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for each of four references. In addition, candidates need to submit electronically ( the following: a cover letter, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a current curriculum vitae, a detailed research statement, a detailed teaching statement, and the above-mentioned statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 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

Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.A. Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, applications received by December 15, 2021, will be given priority. “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.”

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Further Info:
PO Box 842014
1015 Floyd Avenue, 4th floor
Richmond, VA 23284