Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

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Weber State University

The Department of Mathematics at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Mathematics Education starting in the fall of 2020. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant Professor level and will be expected to: 1) teach math education courses for preserviceteachers, 2) teach other mathematics courses as department needs require, 3) engage in active and sustained scholarship in mathematics education, 4) seek external funding in support of teaching or research, and 5) develop collaborations with colleagues in the College of Science.  

Minimum requirements include:  

  • A doctorate in Mathematics Education or a closely related field. Candidates who expect to complete a doctorate by the beginning of the fall 2020 semester also will be considered.  
  • Evidence of teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or K-12 level.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Evidence of teaching excellence in mathematics at the undergraduate level.
  • A demonstrated interest in teaching mathematics courses for preserviceteachers. 
  • Potential for teaching courses outside of the curriculum for preserviceteachers. This includes courses at the quantitative literacy or calculus level.
  • Potential for working with inserviceteachers and for building partnerships with local schools, school districts, and the Utah State Office of Education.
  • At least 18 credit hours of master’s level or higher mathematics.
  • A demonstrated commitment to conducting high-quality scholarship in mathematics education.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with underrepresented groups.

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 (see includes 16 tenure-track faculty, three of whom are in mathematics education. The department is part of the College of Science and resides in the recently constructed Tracy Hall Science Center. The college is the home of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education and presents opportunities for collaboration with scholars working in science education. 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

To apply, complete the online application at and attach a cover letter, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, a CV, and unofficial transcripts.  In addition, please provide contact information for at least three professional references.  Letters of reference addressing the candidate’s qualifications for this position will be requested for each candidate selected for a phone interview. Highest priority will be given to applications received by Nov 17, 2019, although screening will continue until the position is filled.

Weber State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  A criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Monday, November 18, 2019
Contact Name: 
C. David Walters
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