Utah State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 553-MATHED [#13440]
Position Title: Professional Practice Assistant Professor
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Logan, Utah 84322, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics and Statistics Education
Application Deadline: 2019/01/20 (posted 2018/12/21, listed until 2019/06/21)
Position Description:    


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, in the College of Science at Utah State University, invites applications for a Professional Practice Assistant Professor position at the Logan campus of Utah State University with a start date of August 1, 2019. The major responsibilities of the position include teaching courses serving our K-12 mathematics teacher preparation programs and professional master’s (Master of Mathematics) program, supporting school and university partnerships to improve the learning and teaching of mathematics in public schools, modeling high-quality undergraduate mathematics and statistics pedagogical strategies, and innovation in undergraduate teaching. Additional responsibilities include participating with the Department’s Mathematics and Statistics Education Group, and in regional, national, and international mathematics education organizations by attending conferences and publishing works in practitioner or research journals. The position is an academic year (nine-month) non-tenure track appointment with the possibility of summer teaching for additional compensation. Outstanding performance in the position can lead to promotion to Professional Practice Associate Professor and subsequently to Professional Practice Professor. 

Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or Statistics; a minimum of 24 credit hours of graduate level Mathematics or Statistics coursework; and a record of excellence in teaching or mathematics and statistics education scholarship. Having a Doctoral Degree in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Statistics, or a closely related discipline is preferred, as is experience teaching K-12 mathematics. 

Utah State University was founded in 1888 as a land-grant institution, and has evolved into a thriving research university with faculty who are internationally recognized for their innovative research and teaching. In 2017, USU was ranked nationally as the #5 public university in the nation by the Washington Monthly, and as the #2 public university among Forbes “Best Value Colleges.” USU welcomes nearly 28,000 students annually to its main campus in Logan and to its Regional Campus and Partnership Campus locations. The USU Logan campus is nestled in a mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City, and was named by Travel and Leisure in 2017 as “The Most Beautiful College in Utah.” Opportunities for a wide range of outdoor activities are plentiful. Housing is at or below national average costs, and Cache Valley provides a supportive environment for families. USU offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement and professional benefits: www.usu.edu/hr. An affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, USU is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples. 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is committed to delivering advanced quantitative and analytic skills for professionals in education, industry, and knowledge discovery through classroom instruction, and through practical and research experiences. The department is one of the largest departments at USU, with over 45 faculty, 60 Master’s and PhD students, and over 300 undergraduate majors. Four different members of the department have been awarded USU’s most prestigious faculty teaching award over the past 20 years, and one of its members was named Utah’s 2011 Carnegie Professor of the year. 

Candidates should submit a cover letter, three letters of recommendation, and curriculum vitae on USU’s employment website (https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=4135). These letters should specifically address teaching and K-12 mathematics teacher preparation qualifications. Details about requirements for the application process are explained on this site. Review of applications begins 20 January, 2019, with the position open until filled. Email inquiries should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Brynja Kohler (Brynja.Kohler@usu.edu).

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Contact: Brynja Kohler, (435)797-2826
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Department of Mathematics and Statistics
3900 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322
Web Page: https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=4135

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