Utah State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position Title: Professional Practice Assistant Professor in Mathematics and Statistics Education
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Logan, Utah 84322, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics and Statistics Education
Application Deadline: 2019/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/10/03, finished 2020/05/17, listed until 2020/02/21)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

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, 2020. 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. 


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 leading presentations or publishing works in practitioner or research journals.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Statistics, or a closely related discipline, or equivalent professional experience with at least 24 credit hours of graduate level mathematics or statistics content;
  • A record of excellence in teaching or mathematics and statistics education scholarship.

 Preferred Qualifications

·         Experience teaching K-12 mathematics is also preferred.

Required Documents 

Applicants must apply via the USU jobs site: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2000/professional-practice-assistant-professor-in-mathematics-and-statistics-education/job?mode=view


Required Documents

  1. Cover letter (additional instructions appear below).
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV) to be uploaded to the candidate profile under “Resume".
  3. Transcripts (showing graduate coursework in mathematics or statistics content)
  4.  A statement of teaching philosophy which briefly summarizes evidence of teaching excellence and includes a short sample lesson plan from an undergraduate mathematics course, preferably one required for pre-service teachers (see below for additional submission information).
  5. Three recommendation letters that specifically address public school outreach and teaching qualifications (required reference instructions below).
  6. Names and contact information (including email addresses) for the three references (provided in the candidate profile).

 Review of applications begins 15 November 2019, with the position open until filled. For more information, please contact:

Brynja Kohler, Associate Professor
Search Committee Chair
Department of Mathematics/Statistics
Email: Brynja.Kohler@usu.edu

Additional Document Submission Information

Please upload the cover letter, transcripts, and teaching statement into the Candidate Profile under “Other documents.” Each file should follow the naming convention:

 MathEd_[applicant last name]_[3 letters of applicant first name]_file type

 (for example, the cover letter for an applicant named John Smith should be named “MathEd_Smith_Joh_CoverLetter”). Document size may not exceed 10 MB.

For letters of recommendation, applicants must request that their references submit confidential letters directly to a Box folder hosted by USU. Applicants must provide letter writers with the link: https://bit.ly/2labFRC. Reference letters should be labeled following the naming convention:

 MathEd_[applicant last name]_[3 letters of first name]_[reference last name]

 (for example, “MathEd_Smith_Joh_Reflastname”). 

 **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.** 

All application materials (except for reference letters) must be provided through the USU Jobs site: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2000/professional-practice-assistant-professor-in-mathematics-and-statistics-education/job?mode=view


Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

 College/Department Highlights

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is committed to delivering advanced quantitative and analytic skills for professionals in education, industry and research through classroom instruction as well as 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 300 undergraduate majors. Four members of the department have been awarded USU’s most prestigious faculty teaching award over the past 20 years; one was named Utah’s 2011 Carnegie Professor of the year.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.

USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at https://equity.usu.edu/. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.  

We are not accepting applications for this position through Mathjobs.Org right now. Please apply at https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2000/professional-practice-assistant-professor-in-mathematics-and-statistics-education/job?mode=view.
Contact: Brynja Kohler, Associate Professor, 435-797-2826
Postal Mail:
3900 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah, 84322-3900
Web Page: http://www.math.usu.edu

© 2020 MathJobs.Org, American Mathematical Society. All Rights Reserved.