Assistant Professor, RUME

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James Madison University

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track position in mathematics or statistics with documented expertise in Research on Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME) at the Assistant Professor rank to begin August 2024. Area of specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and research include assessment on improving student learning in undergraduate mathematics or statistics courses.


James Madison University is a 22,000-student R2 state research university with a primarily undergraduate focus located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  Our energetic, collegial department is home to 55 full-time faculty in the areas of pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education.  Our programs provide meaningful learning experiences for majors and non-majors alike, both within and outside the classroom.  We care about people and value high-quality undergraduate education.  The teaching load is approximately 9 contact hours per semester. Scholarship is supported and valued in a variety of forms across all disciplines represented in the department.  We have a strong history of supporting undergraduate research, including running a well-established NSF-funded REU program (started in 2002) and hosting a large annual undergraduate research conference (started in 2005).   Department faculty are also invested in multiple outreach efforts. 


Application materials should include a cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications for the position, examples of a commitment to creating equitable and inclusive environments in teaching and scholarship, and a brief description of the candidate’s research interests; a curriculum vitae; a teaching statement; a research statement; a statement that addresses the candidate’s efforts toward inclusive excellence in the areas of diversity, equity, and/or justice; and the contact information of three references.   


To apply and for more information, go to or go to and reference posting number 8091. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2023. JMU is an EOE committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. JMU does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Monday, October 16, 2023
Contact Name: 
Rich Busi
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