Utah State University

Professional Practice Assistant Professor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(8/4/2021 12:27 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
College of Science
Mathematics & Statistics
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


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, 2022. 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.

This position is part of a faculty cluster hire in USU’s College of Science, and we seek applicants with demonstrated capacity to contribute to USU’s justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) missions and goals while also contributing to excellence in USU’s education mission. The successful applicant would join the College of Science’s JEDI Collaboratory, a thematic mentoring and collaboration network. 



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 preferred.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV) to be uploaded to the candidate profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover letter (additional instructions appear below)
  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. A statement describing experience and vision for career-long contribution to JEDI in the mathematics education discipline and in academic institutions
  6. Three recommendation letters that specifically address public school outreach and teaching qualifications (required reference instructions below)
  7. Names and contact information (including email addresses) for the three references must also be provided in the candidate profile.

Additional Document Submission Information


Please upload the cover letter, transcripts and teaching statement into the candidate profile under “Documents 1-10Each 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 references to submit confidential letters directly to a Box folder hosted by USU. Applicants must provide letter writers with the link: REFERENCE LINK. 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”). 


Review of applications begins 12 November 2021, with the position open until filled


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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. 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 here.


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.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed