Utah State University

Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Mathematics and Statistics Education

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/14/2022 12:59 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Science
Mathematics & Statistics
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, in the College of Science, at Utah State University (USU), invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor to join the Mathematics and Statistics Education group with a start date of August 1, 2023. This is an academic year (nine-month) appointment.


The Mathematics and Statistics Education group at USU specializes in preparing pre-service elementary and secondary teachers to teach mathematics. An ideal candidate for this position will have strong interests in mathematics and/or statistics education research, particularly those that complement and enhance the current strengths of our Mathematics and Statistics Education group, the ability to teach a variety of courses for pre-service mathematics teachers, and an interest in outreach.


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 and goals. The successful applicant would join the College of Science’s JEDI Collaboratory, a thematic mentoring and collaboration network. The faculty position will reside within the department of Mathematics and Statistics with research (50%), teaching (45%), and service (5%) roles tailored to the selected candidate’s talents and the department’s goals.


Review of applications begins 1 November 2022. Applications received by this date will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. For more information, please contact: Brynja Kohler, brynja.kohler@usu.edu.


The duties of the successful candidate will include:

  • Establishing a strong, independent research program in mathematics and/or statistics education at the secondary or post-secondary level
  • Teaching courses serving our K-12 mathematics teacher preparation programs and professional master’s (Master of Mathematics) program
  • Mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in research
  • Actively participating in the Mathematics and Statistics Education group
  • Participating in the College’s JEDI Collaboratory
  • Supporting school and university partnerships to improve the learning and teaching of mathematics in public schools
  • Modeling high-quality and innovative undergraduate mathematics and statistics pedagogical strategies


Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Statistics, or a closely related discipline
  • If the doctoral degree is not in Mathematics or Statistics, at least 24 credit hours of graduate level mathematics or statistics content
  • A record of excellence in teaching and research
  • Evidence of potential to develop an impactful research program in secondary or post-secondary mathematics/statistics education
  • An interest in pre-service preparation and professional development of secondary school mathematics teachers

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching K-12 mathematics
  • Potential to contribute to development of the Mathematics and Statistics Education group
  • Documented potential to increase the Department’s and College’s diversity profiles, directly or indirectly
  • Expertise in learning assessment and mathematical cognition

Applicants wishing to be considered at the Associate level must make the case that they meet standards for promotion at USU. These include: a nationally recognized research program, with a commensurate publication and extramural funding record, demonstrated experience mentoring graduate students at the MS and doctoral levels, a track record of impactful teacher education at multiple levels, and evidence of effective professional and institutional service.

Applicants must apply electronically using USU’s online system (https://careers-usu.icims.com/)

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV) to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Documents below to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10” (additional instructions appear below)
    • Cover letter
    • Transcripts showing graduate coursework in mathematics or statistics content. (If the doctoral degree is not in mathematics or statistics, please identify the 24 credit hours of graduate level mathematics or statistics content.)
    • A research statement that briefly summarizes the candidate’s research interests, accomplishments, and goals in the field of mathematics and/or statistics education at the secondary or post-secondary level.
    • A teaching statement that briefly summarizes the candidate’s teaching philosophy, describes experience working with pre-service secondary mathematics teachers and/or students, and gives evidence of teaching excellence.
    • A separate JEDI statement describing experience and vision for career-long contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Department and College at USU as well as in the discipline of mathematics/statistics education.
  3. Contact information for three professional references. References will receive a direct email requesting a letter of recommendation.

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


Additional Document Submission Information

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”). 

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

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. The College of Science and USU’s Research Office makes significant investments in faculty development, including startup packages, faculty seed grants, and proposal development assistance.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

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


*updated 11/2022


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