Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System
The Program in Mathematics Education (PRIME), joint with the Departments of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE), Mathematics (MTH), and Statistics and Probability (STT), at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking tenure system scholars at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level with a focus in any of the following areas at the postsecondary level: Computing Education, Mathematics Education, Statistics Education, or overlapping and related disciplines. These positions are part of our continued commitment to address major and enduring challenges in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning. These are academic year positions with a starting date of August 16, 2024. Salary will be commensurate with rank and qualifications.
Successful applicants will be jointly appointed in the Program in Mathematics Education (PRIME) and one of the participating departments in the College of Natural Science (CMSE, MTH, or STT). We seek colleagues whose work demonstrates potential to improve undergraduate experiences and life outcomes of people who have been historically and contemporarily disenfranchised in STEM undergraduate education. These new colleagues will join a collaborative and committed group of faculty working on a variety of contemporary issues in these areas, including issues of equity from a range of critical perspectives and methodologies in STEM education.
Faculty who assume these positions will be expected to conduct scholarly research and inquiry; seek external funding; teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses; advise doctoral students; and participate in service and outreach activities. 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 Natural Science and other departments and units across campus.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Successful candidates must have earned a PhD in a relevant field prior to the planned start of the position (August 16, 2024) and demonstrate a record of research accomplishments in Computing Education, Mathematics Education, Statistics Education, or an overlapping and related discipline at the postsecondary level commensurate to rank. Applicants with PhD degrees in non-quantitative fields of expertise will also be considered if they have also earned an advanced degree (e.g., master’s) in a quantitative field (e.g., mathematics, statistics).
Candidates must demonstrate their potential or provide a record of external funding and/or improvements in undergraduate STEM education commensurate with their experience and rank; and must demonstrate ability to contribute to a climate of inclusion, to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups in STEM, and a commitment to excellent, inclusive teaching and service. Preference will be given to applicants with a research portfolio that focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion and understanding and challenging the ways systems of privilege and oppression operate in undergraduate STEM education and in STEM fields. Experience taking a critical and responsive stance toward improving undergraduate experiences and life outcomes of people who have been historically and contemporarily disenfranchised in STEM undergraduate education is also preferred.
We invite any individuals who have questions about these required and preferred qualifications to please email the chair of the search committee, Jennifer Green, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required Application Materials
Interested applicants should submit:
(1) a 1-2 page cover letter that frames the application in the context of this position, including how the applicant’s work demonstrates potential to improve undergraduate experiences and life outcomes of people who have been historically and contemporarily disenfranchised in STEM undergraduate education;
(2) a CV, including at least a list of publications, accepted proposals for funding/resources, contributed and invited talks, teaching and mentoring roles, contributions to institutional and academic communities, and efforts in public outreach;
(3) a 1-2 page research statement highlighting past research accomplishments and future plans. This statement should include experience or plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the computing education, mathematics education, statistics education, and/or an overlapping and related disciplinary research community. If applicable, this statement should also address how their research portfolio focuses on the preferred target area and their experience taking a critical and responsive stance toward improving undergraduate experiences and life outcomes of people who have been historically and contemporarily disenfranchised in STEM undergraduate education;
(4) a 1–2 page teaching statement describing the applicant’s experience in instruction and research mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, including experiences or plans to create an inclusive and equitable learning environment for students;
(5) a sample of scholarly writing demonstrating the applicant’s ability to conduct and communicate scholarly research that may lead to improvements in undergraduate STEM education; and
(6) names of three references, with at least one who can address the applicant’s role in research innovations.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023. Late submissions will be considered if suitable candidates are not identified by the deadline.
Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jennifer Green (STT & PRIME, email@example.com). Other search committee members include Mr. Jose Saul Barbosa (PRIME Doctoral Student), Dr. Danny Caballero (PA & CMSE), Dr. Andrew Krause (MTH), Dr. Vince Melfi (STT & PRIME), Dr. Benjamin Schmidt (MTH), and Ms. Kathryn R. Westby (PRIME Doctoral Student). Applicants are encouraged to explore the PRIME and department websites (https://prime.natsci.msu.edu/, https://cmse.msu.edu/, https://math.msu.edu/, https://www.stt.msu.edu/) and College website (https://natsci.msu.edu/) for additional information.
Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
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