Open Rank, Mathematics Education

The Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education at Michigan State University is seeking one or more tenure-system faculty scholars at open rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) as part of ongoing priority initiatives in mathematics education. MSU is committed to strategically increasing its capacity to provide national leadership by building on our long-standing record of excellence in research, teacher education, graduate education, and curriculum development.

We seek faculty candidates with primary research interests in mathematics education or mathematics teacher education, and we especially encourage applications from those with expertise in mathematics teaching and learning in urban contexts; elementary and secondary mathematics teacher education, educational policy or assessment, early numeracy/childhood. Other specializations may also be acceptable. A background in mathematics is required. In addition, experience in use and application of technology in instruction or education is desirable. These are academic year positions with a proposed starting date of Fall 2011.

Major Responsibilities.

Faculty who assume these positions will conduct research and inquiry and teach undergraduate, masters, and doctoral courses and will participate as faculty in the doctoral program in mathematics education. Additional duties will vary depending on departmental placement and rank, university and academic unit education needs, and the candidate’s experience and interest. There will be opportunities to collaborate with other faculty in ongoing projects and faculty will be involved in continuing efforts to foster collaborations among the College of Education, other departments and units across campus, and the K-12 community. Joint appointments and other cross-departmental and cross-college arrangements are possible.


All candidates are expected to have an earned doctorate including emphasis in mathematics education.  Commensurate with rank, a record of strong scholarly accomplishment through publication and success in obtaining and leading externally funded projects is also expected. National leadership in mathematics education initiatives is desirable; evidence of capacity to contribute to the intellectual, research, and instructional life of MSU is essential.  A record of a commitment to excellent teaching is also desirable. Candidates at the senior level should have an established record of accomplishments in research on teaching, learning, teacher learning, education reform, and/or education policy, including leadership in funded research.

We invite inquiries from potentially interested candidates to any of the search committee members:  Dr. Raven McCrory – Chair, Dr. Beth Herbel-EisenmannDr. Kristen BiedaDr. Vincent MelfiDr. Jack Smith, and Leslie Dietiker.

A complete application package consists of a cover letter, a curriculum vita, two representative samples of scholarly writing, and the names of three individuals who can provide references. We also welcome letters of interest. All application materials must be sent in electronic form to the search administrative assistant at (indicate “Mathematics Education Search” in the subject line).

Please see the College Web Site for information about the college and this position.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2010 and will continue until the positions are filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Michigan State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.