Assistant Professor Mathematics Education


Search Status: 
Weber State University

The Department of Mathematics and the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at Weber State University invite applications for a tenure-track position in Math Education starting in Fall 2017. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant Professor level and will be expected to: 1) teach math education courses for preservice teachers 2) teach lower division and other mathematics courses as department needs require, 3) provide outreach to local K-12 schools and districts, 4) establish an active and sustained research program that includes mentoring undergraduate students, 5) seek external funding in support of teaching or research, and 6) develop collaborations with colleagues in the College of Science.

The successful candidate will be appointed in the mathematics department with time reassigned in order to split work evenly between the Mathematics Department and the Center for Science and Mathematics Education.

Minimum Qualifications:
-A doctorate in Mathematics Education or a related field. Candidates who expect to complete a doctorate by the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester also will be considered.
- Evidence of teaching excellence and experience applying pedagogical best practices at the undergraduate and/or K-12 level.
- A demonstrated commitment to conducting high-quality research, to mentoring undergraduate researchers, and to integrating research interests into the classroom.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
- A record of teaching relevant courses.
- Experience with professional development of K-12 teachers.
- Interest in and ability to build partnerships with local schools, school districts, and the Utah State Office of Education (USOE).
- Experience working with underrepresented groups.
- Experience teaching in the K-12 setting.
- At least 18 credit hours of master's level or higher mathematics.

Notes/Instructions to Applicants:
To apply, please go to and complete the online Faculty/Staff Data Form and attach: 1) a cover letter, 2) statements of teaching philosophy and 3) research plans (Other Document 1), 4) a CV, and 5) unofficial transcripts.

In addition, three letters of reference which address the candidate's qualifications for this position, must be mailed to Dr. Matt Ondrus, Search Committee Chair, Department of Mathematics, Weber State University, 1415 Edvalson St. - Dept. 2517, Ogden, UT 84408-2517.

Highest priority will be given to applications received by December 2, 2016, although screening will continue until the position is filled.

A criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Weber State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Weber State University is a primarily undergraduate institution located at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Ogden, Utah. For more than five decades, the institution has successfully maintained a dual mission by offering a wide range of baccalaureate programs and also by meeting regional community college needs. The Department of Mathematics and the Center for Science and Mathematics Education embrace both missions through their programs (see and, and now occupy modern classrooms and other facilities in a newly completed building. Ogden is a beautiful city with a rich culture and history, and is 45 minutes from Salt Lake City and its international airport. An average of 223 sunny days a year and immediate access to skiing, biking, camping, hiking, and fishing make it an outdoor paradise. More information about the Ogden area may be found at

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Friday, December 2, 2016
Contact Name: 
Holly Hirst
Contact Email: