Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

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Northern Arizona University

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

Location: Mathematics & Statistics

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job ID: 607528

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

About NAU

Northern Arizona University serves almost 30,000 students. We are a vibrant community, with 21,000 students in Flagstaff—the home of our largest campus—and the remainder online or at our 20+ statewide locations. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Committed to an inclusive university environment, NAU has all the benefits of a large institution with a personal touch. We carefully balance teaching, scholarship, and service for faculty members. Supporting our core value of student-centrism, NAU's faculty members promote learning and help students reach academic milestones.

Flagstaff is an outdoorsy mountain town with four seasons and a thriving cultural scene. Located at 7,000 feet, Flagstaff houses 70,000 people and sits at the base of the sacred San Francisco Peaks.

For more about inclusive excellence at NAU, visit the

About the Department/College

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has 43 permanent faculty and offers Bachelors' degrees in Mathematics, Secondary Education in Mathematics, and Data Science; Masters' degrees in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Statistics; and a graduate certificate in Applied Statistics. For more information about the department please visit

About the Position

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Northern Arizona University (NAU) seeks a dynamic and innovative scholar for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Secondary Mathematics Education beginning August 19, 2024. The successful applicant will further NAU's commitment to strategically increase its capacity to provide local and national leadership in secondary mathematics education through teacher preparation, innovative undergraduate and graduate programs, professional development, and scholarship.

Responsibilities Include:

• Teaching undergraduate mathematics and mathematics education courses and graduate mathematics education courses in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
• Teaching courses in the NAUTeach Program (the undergraduate joint secondary [grades 7-12] mathematics and science education program).
• Teaching in-person on the Flagstaff Mountain campus, but may include hybrid, or asynchronous fully-online courses.
• Scholarly activities in mathematics education.
• Supervision of undergraduate students in practicum courses.
• Ability to contribute to program development and expansion.
• Graduate student advising.
• Faculty service.

This position is an on-site position which requires the incumbent to complete their work primarily at an NAU site, campus, or facility with or without accommodation. Opportunities for remote work are rare.

Minimum Qualifications

• Earned doctoral degree in mathematics education or in a closely related field expected by August 19, 2024.

Preferred Qualifications

• Substantial evidence of high-quality teaching.
• Demonstrated interest/ability to contribute to the department's mathematics education program at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
• Demonstrated interest/ability to teach in a variety of modalities, such as in-person, hybrid, and online.
• Three or more years of experience in teaching mathematics at the middle or secondary level, preferably in the United States.
• Experience in teaching and developing pedagogical courses for combined mathematics and science preservice teachers.
• Demonstrated experience with and/or potential for future success in mentoring all NAU students through teaching and/or research, and scholarship.
• Demonstrated commitment to working with pre-service and in-service teachers.
• Demonstrated potential for independent research leading to peer reviewed publications and the securing of external research funding.
• Strong mathematics content preparation as exemplified by completed graduate content courses in mathematics.

Compensation & Benefits

Anticipated salary range is $65,000 to $70,000. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of the pay period following election. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following election. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU

Pre-Employment Check

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Submit Your Application

Vacancy will remain open until filled. Applications received before November 20, 2023 will receive full consideration.

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description (if viewing this position through the NAU HR website). Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Current Openings' link, locate vacancy 607528, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include (saved as PDF and/or Word documents):

• a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position, to include a list of graduate mathematics content coursework.
• a curriculum vitae; and
• names and contact information for three references.
Please do not include any other documents.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773,, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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