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Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

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Applications received by October 6, 2017 are assured full consideration. We will continue to accept and screen applications until the position is filled. A complete application includes: •A letter of application that addresses both research and teaching (not to exceed 4 pages). •A curriculum vita. •Transcripts for all degrees earned and in progress (unofficial transcripts accepted initially). •Two samples of scholarly writing combined into one PDF. •Please provide contact information for your three references

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2017_00420F
Posting Type
Working Title Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range
Job Summary

The Department of Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Georgia invites applications for a position as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education to begin August 2018. The position is a tenure-track, academic year appointment with the possibility of summer employment.

The Department of Mathematics and Science Education consists of 8 full-time mathematics educators and 9 full-time science educators with a variety of research interests. The Mathematics Education Program offers BSEd, MEd, MA, MAT, EdS, and PhD degrees; attracts and supports national and international doctoral students; and has strong collaborative relationships with colleagues in mathematics, statistics, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and area school districts. The College of Education consists of 9 departments and approximately 220 faculty members.

•Establish and maintain a scholarly research, publication, and grant writing record.
•Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in mathematics education.
•Advise graduate students and supervise graduate student research.
•Contribute to the collegial community of the department to maintain programs of excellence in research and teaching.
•Provide service to the college, university, profession, and public.

Local Context:
The University of Georgia is a land- and sea-grant research-intensive university with approximately 35,000 students. Athens is a quintessential college town and is on many “best of” lists, including Most Affordable Cities (, Best College Towns (numerous), Best Places to Retire (Forbes, CNN Money), America’s Prettiest Towns (Forbes), 7 Up and Coming Food Cities (Zagat), Best Small Place for Businesses and Careers (Forbes), and Best Local Music Scene (Budget Travel). Athens’ location 75 miles northeast of Atlanta makes for convenient access to Atlanta, Savannah, Nashville, Charlotte, the Great Smoky Mountains, and hundreds of miles of the Eastern seaboard.

The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Persons who need assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the search committee chair. Hiring is contingent on proof of eligibility to work in the United States and completion of a background check, among other requirements.

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Minimum Qualifications

•A doctorate in mathematics education or related field earned by the start date.

•An active record of scholarship and productivity commensurate with experience.

•Strong potential for seeking and attracting external funding.

•Evidence that mathematics teaching and/or learning is central to research.

•Familiarity through instruction or research with current trends and cultural contexts in US schools. 

Preferred Qualifications

•One or more years experience teaching in K-12 settings.

•One or more years experience working with diverse populations.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 07/31/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation