Open Rank Mathematics Education

Iowa State University in Iowa

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted November 13, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Iowa State University


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Open Rank position in Mathematics Education


The School of Education (SOE) in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for an open rank, tenure track faculty position in Mathematics Education beginning in August 2014.


Iowa State University, the College of Human Sciences, and the School of Education are committed to increasing our national leadership in area of mathematics education.  Faculty in the SOE thus seek a dynamic, innovative, and enthusiastic colleague who will enhance the synergy that already exists among education faculty, provide leadership to junior faculty, conduct rigorous research in mathematics education, and engage in active teaching of undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students. Candidates who are interested in contributing to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and outreach are encouraged to apply.


We seek a colleague with a track record of scholarship related to the learning and teaching of mathematics. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished researcher, with a record of funded research activities and scholarly publications, and strong methodological training in quantitative or qualitative research. Although the primary position responsibilities will be within mathematics education, the faculty member who fills this position also may contribute to coursework in other areas of the School, including research methods and methodology courses.


Iowa State University, one of only 34 public universities to have earned designation as an AAU university, is a leading land-grant institution, located in Ames, IA, one of the nations most highly rated metropolitan areas of its size ( Centrally located in a state experiencing significant demographic transition, Iowa State Universitys School of Education is committed to fostering collaborative relationships with culturally- and linguistically-diverse communities and schools through our research, teaching, and service.


Required Qualifications: For the rank of Assistant Professor, the successful candidate will possess (a) an earned doctorate in mathematics education or a closely related area, (b) a record of scholarly research and potential to secure external funding, (c) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (d) evidence of professional service and outreach, including leadership at state and/or national level(s), and (e) experience working with preservice and/or inservice teachers.  


Candidates for a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must meet university standards for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor, including an established record of scholarly publications in top-tier, refereed journals; a record of acquisition of external funding for research activities; and nationally recognized contributions to scholarship in their area of expertise.


Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications for both positions include teaching experience in K-12 schools, knowledge of culturally and linguistically diverse students, and experience using inquiry-based teaching.  


Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and rank.


All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the universitys verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and will include the completion of a background check. Appointment at the Associate or Professor level will require review according to university guidelines for appointment with tenure.


To Apply: All application materials must be submitted electronically at  Once on the website, search by Vacancy ID #131199 and apply by clicking on Apply for this Vacancy. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:


  1. a letter of application addressing your interests and qualifications for this position;
  2. a complete curriculum vitae which includes current email contact information;
  3. a published, presented, or submitted scholarly manuscript that reflects work you have done that is relevant to the position (please attach as Other Documents); and
  4. name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail for three academic references who will be asked to submit letters on your behalf as the search process progresses.


If you have questions, please send an email to Anne Foegen,


Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.