Assistant Professor – Mathematics Education

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Appalachian State Universtiy

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position in mathematics at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2021.

Job Responsibilities:  

  • Teaching undergraduate courses supporting the major and the quantitative literacy goal in general education, as well as teaching graduate courses in mathematics and/or statistics at the master’s level with a standard teaching load of 18 semester hours per academic year for research-active faculty
  • Establishing and maintaining an active program of research or other scholarly activities
  • Participating in service activities, which may include working with local, regional, and national professional organizations; planning and assessment; and other activities needed for faculty governance at the department, college, and university levels.
  • Additional teaching, scholarship, and service duties include:
    • acquiring and retaining North Carolina teaching licensure
    • teaching a first course in mathematics for elementary preservice teachers.
    • facilitating professional development for teachers
    • applying for and implementing funded projects
    • observing student teachers
    • advising undergraduate secondary education mathematics majors
    • incorporating appropriate technology into mathematics content instruction
    • developing curricula

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • An earned doctorate by August 2021 in mathematics education is preferred but consideration will be given to applicants with a doctorate in statistics education or mathematical sciences with demonstrated expertise in Mathematics Education.
  • A minimum of 18 semester hours of graduate mathematics coursework
  • A clear agenda for research and continuing scholarly activity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in or documented potential for:
    • teaching mathematics, statistics, or other content courses for pre-service and in-service teachers of K-12 mathematics
    • educating students that have varied mathematical experiences and skills
    • pursuing and using a variety of pedagogical strategies in the classroom

Areas of Interest:  Experience or documented potential for

  • Working in K-12 mathematics classrooms
  • Having a teaching license in North Carolina (or another state)
  • Teaching preservice and inservice mathematics teachers in an online and/or hybrid format
  • Helping secondary education mathematics majors understand the connections between high school mathematics and their undergraduate mathematics courses
  • Helping K-8 preservice teachers develop a deeper understanding of elementary and middle grades
  • mathematics
  • Teaching and mentoring undergraduates from diverse backgrounds
  • Supporting ongoing institutional and departmental efforts to build, strengthen, support a diverse and inclusive academic atmosphere in the department, the university, and the community The Department and University

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.


All application materials should be submitted by following application instructions available at:


Questions about the application process can be addressed to Dr. Mary Beth Searcy, Chair of the Search Committee, at


The initial review of complete applications will begin on December 14, 2020.

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Monday, December 14, 2020
Contact Name: 
Mary Elizabeth Searcy
Contact Email: