Idaho State University, Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: IdahoState-TTASSTPROFMATHED [#21741, 3574]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Pocatello, Idaho 83209, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics Education
Starting Date: 2023/08/14
Application Deadline: 2023/01/09 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/12/06)
Position Description:   URMs  

Idaho State University, established in 1901, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution, with a culture built on trust, compassion, stability, and hope. ISU serves over 12,000 students in Pocatello, Meridian, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. Students and faculty at ISU are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. We are proud to offer exceptional academics nestled in the grand, natural beauty of the West. We invite you to apply to be a part of our University community!

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Idaho State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin in August 2023. The position will be in the broad area of mathematics education. We are particularly interested in candidates that have research experience in undergraduate math education (RUME) focused on teaching and learning in the first two year courses. This is one of two hires this year within a strategic cluster of hires over the next couple of years focused on serving the educational needs of our diverse student population. 
Preference will be given to candidates able to mentor undergraduate and graduate students and develop an education-based research program focused on one or more areas including, but not limited to, student success, retention, equity, assessment, curriculum, pedagogy, recruitment, community engagement, or communities of practice. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with the department and the college to strengthen the undergraduate program and restructure the graduate program.

Key Responsibilities

Workload will initially consist of teaching two courses per semester (40%); establishing and maintaining scholarly research, publications, and grant activity (30%); and providing service and leadership to various program areas, department, university, and professional societies (30%).

Specific responsibilities may include:
  • Contributing research-based knowledge and leadership to improve teaching, learning, and retention, or providing innovation in design of curriculum and/or teaching materials, at a departmental and national level.
  • Collaborating with STEM education faculty in the Departments of Teaching and Educational Studies and Biology to prepare graduate students for teaching.
  • Mentoring students in research in undergraduate mathematics education (RUME), in the context of first two years courses, and pursuing collaborative grant funding in education.
  • Assisting in coordination of outreach to local and regional populations.
  • Engaging in departmental, college, university, and professional society service and professional development.

Minimum Qualifications

One of the following:

  • A doctorate in mathematics education or a related field (must be completed prior to the start date), with a master’s degree or equivalent in mathematics or a related field or at least 30 graduate credits in mathematics; OR
  • A doctorate in mathematics or a related field (must be completed prior to the start date) with a doctoral thesis in mathematics education.

In addition:

  • Potential for excellence in teaching and undergraduate mathematics education research.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Record of or potential to build and maintain:

  • Teaching innovations, curriculum development, or retention efforts in developmental courses, general education courses, STEM major courses, or education major courses.
  • Interdisciplinary research, teaching, and/or outreach interests and expertise that foster collaboration with other ISU faculty members and with local and regional communities.
  • Impactful research in undergraduate mathematics education (RUME) supported by external grant funding that involves graduate students and/or undergraduate students.
  • Effective facilitation of professional development, such as graduate student teaching preparation.
  • Commitment and capacity to work effectively with a diverse student population.
  • A proactive approach and commitment to service and outreach.
  • A background that enhances diversity, interpreted broadly, of the department’s faculty.
Additional Information

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is experiencing multiple retirements, resulting in new hires to replace about one third of the tenure-track lines over the span of a few years. The department offers degrees in mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics mirroring the core specializations of our faculty. The department provides general education courses as well as courses that serve students in science and engineering, education, health professions, and business. A small student-to-faculty ratio affords close interaction with students. The department also maintains a highly trained and research-active faculty with a balanced commitment to teaching, research, and service. The Department is located in the College of Science and Engineering.  Numerous collaborative opportunities exist within the Mathematics & Statistics Department, Teaching and Educational Studies Department in the College of Education, and with other disciplines in the College of Science and Engineering, including in Communities of Practice and on Noyce and S-STEM grants. Collaborative research opportunities also abound with our partner institutions, such as the nearby Hispanic Serving Institution, College of Southern Idaho, in Twin Falls.

This position will remain open until it is filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include comprehensive health, dental, and vision; life insurance; disability plan; employee assistance program (EAP); excellent retirement options and company contribution; and generous paid time off/sick leave accrual. All offers of employment are conditional pending the successful completion of a background investigation, provided by HireRight.

Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
(208) 282-3093
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8085
Pocatello, ID 83209