Colorado Mesa University

Position ID: 1263-APME [#19229]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education (or Mathematics)
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Grand Junction, Colorado 81501, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: none (posted 2021/12/09)
Position Description:    

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A comprehensive university in Grand Junction, Colorado Mesa University provides exceptional educational opportunities on a state-of-the-art campus. As western Colorado's largest university, CMU serves students on its main campus in Grand Junction, its satellite campus in Montrose, its community college, Western Colorado Community College and via online offerings.

Colorado Mesa University serves as the primary intellectual and cultural center of western Colorado and promotes the exchange of ideas that are of regional, national and international importance. Founded in 1925, it's a dynamic university enrolling more than 11,000 students at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels.

At the heart of the CMU experience is an integrative and experiential approach to higher education that encourages students to think differently and empowers them to challenge assumptions. CMU brings students together with expert scholars and thinkers from different disciplines to make connections between ideas and gain the skills to solve the unstructured, complex problems they'll encounter in life. Our focus is on providing quality academic programs, built on a strong liberal arts core that support students' interests and regional employment needs, as well as technical programs that respond to vocational workforce demands.

The Grand Valley is home to some of the best outdoor recreation in the state of Colorado and the best part you won't have to fight traffic and crowds to enjoy it. CMU is surrounded by the Grand Mesa, Book Cliffs and the Colorado National Monument. We have world-class mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, and rafting. In addition to a mountain resort that's less than 45 minutes from campus for skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. Living and working in Grand Junction, you will be able to explore one of Colorado's best kept secrets.

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education (or Mathematics)

Department: Mathematics & Statistics

Position No. F00097

Employment Type: Faculty

Salary: 54,000.00 - 60,000.00. Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package:

Application Deadline: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 1/7/2022.

How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application by creating a profile and then providing personal and demographic information. In addition, please be prepared to upload a:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Statement describing
    teaching philosophy
  • Statement describing research interests and how they
    could relate to student projects
  • Copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (if your transcripts include a social security number or birthdate, please redact that information before uploading the document. Official transcripts will be required upon hire)

Provide three letters of recommendation, one of which addresses teaching effectiveness:

Direct Inquiries Contact: Dr. Dan Schultz-Ela


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Colorado Mesa University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Mathematics Education. Colorado Mesa University is a comprehensive regional public higher education institution with a B.S. program in Mathematics with separate concentrations in Secondary Education, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Actuarial Science.

For this position, we seek a highly motivated, teaching-centered colleague who will actively engage with students. Applicants must have an academic background in mathematics education or other experience related to the scholarship of teaching and learning. Applicants must also have the ability to teach undergraduate mathematics courses including those serving our elementary and secondary teacher preparation programs and should demonstrate effective pedagogical strategies. Examples of courses include a sequence of mathematics courses for future elementary teachers as well as Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries and history of mathematics for secondary teachers.

The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester; courses may be assigned as in-person, online, hybrid, or via distance delivery modalities. Scholarship in the discipline, involvement with advising, and service to the department and profession are expected.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Teach undergraduate-level mathematics courses with a particular focus on courses for future elementary and secondary teachers.

Engage in mathematics education scholarly activity.

Serve as a mentor for undergraduate student research projects and activities.

Provide student academic advising and evaluation.

Remain current on state standards and institutional requirements for teacher preparation programs.

Participate in professional development activities.

Engage in service to the department, university, and profession.

Perform other program and department-level duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics Education or Mathematics or, a Ph.D. in a closely related field with a Master's degree in Mathematics Education, Mathematics, or Statistics. Degree should be completed by August 2022; ABD candidates may be considered.
  • An academic background in mathematics education, as demonstrated by dissertation topic, current scholarly activities, and/or recent teaching experience.
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate mathematics courses.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and enthusiasm for teaching.
  • Effective communication and organizational skills.

  • Experience teaching K-12 mathematics is valued.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with excellent communication skills, a record of outstanding teaching of undergraduate mathematics, and the ability to teach a variety of undergraduate courses, especially those that serve future teachers.
  • Evidence of dedication to scholarship, particularly in the mentoring of undergraduate projects, and a demonstrated commitment to service activities will help to further distinguish the applicant.

Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position.

Colorado Mesa University

Attn: Human Resources Office

1100 North Avenue

Grand Junction, CO 81501


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