Professional Practice Assistant Professor - Elementary Mathematics Education

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Utah State University

The School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL), Utah State University, invites applications for a position as a Professional Practice Assistant Professor in Elementary Mathematics Education, grades K-8, beginning August 2021. Reviews of applications will begin December 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

This position is a non-tenure track, 9-month academic-year appointment with the opportunity for summer employment dependent on the availability of funds. The position is located on USU’s Tooele Statewide Campus, 30 miles from Salt Lake City, Utah and 112 miles from USU’s main campus in Logan, Utah. The ideal candidate will have experience delivering classes using distance broadcast technology and online instruction. This faculty member is expected to teach elementary mathematics methods courses, master’s-level mathematics endorsement courses, and doctoral courses in mathematics education. This faculty member is expected to collaborate on research projects in mathematics education with mathematics education faculty on the Logan campus as well as other faculty on the Logan campus and Statewide campuses. The new Professional Practice Assistant Professor will join a vital group of more than 42 faculty – 31 located on the Logan campus and 11 on various Statewide campuses.

Drawing on an extensive knowledge base in both theoretical and practice-oriented research, TEAL nurtures a vision of effective, equitable educational experiences for all students and seeks to provide leadership in Elementary Mathematics Education. Such leadership includes excellent teaching and research. TEAL seeks applicants who share this vision and welcome the opportunity to join a strong program in order to make contributions at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary mathematics education using broadcast and online delivery methods,
  2. Supervise student teachers,
  3. Serve on and chair graduate student committees,
  4. Demonstrate a commitment to teaching and working with students from diverse populations,
  5. Develop partnerships with schools to promote and deliver the online elementary mathematics endorsement courses and online personalized standards-based professional development modules,
  6. Engage in academic scholarship, including collaborative grant writing and conducting/publishing research in the area of elementary mathematics education,
  7. Provide national, state, and local service to the profession.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Earned Ed.D. or Ph.D. by August 2021, with emphasis in mathematics education at the K-8 level,
    1. ABD will be considered at the Professional Practice Instructor level
  2. Demonstrated potential effectiveness in teaching elementary and/or middle grades mathematics education courses at the college/university level,
  3. Demonstrated successful teaching experience at the K-8 level,
  4. Current or prior teaching certification at the K-8 level,
  5. Evidence of ability to conduct and disseminate research,
  6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
  7. Collegial relationships with faculty, students, and staff,
  8. A commitment to serve diverse student populations at the university and K-8 school levels.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Successful experience with distance education delivery,
  2. Experience working on, writing, and/or obtaining extramural research funding through collaborative grant writing.

Required Documents

Along with your on-line application, please attach:

  1. Letter of application describing your qualifications for the position;
  2. Statement of teaching philosophy;
  3. Current curriculum vitae;
  4. One sample of scholarly work;
  5. Copies of teaching evaluations for any university-level instruction;
  6. Contact information for five professional references.

Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jessica Shumway (435-797-2501;

Please visit for more information and to apply online. Job ID: 2020-3080 or click here to go directly to the listing.

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Contact Name: 
Jessica Shumway
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