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Jerry P. Becker

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Position Announcement: Univ. of Missouri - Columbia
Posted: Aug 25, 2014 2:27 PM
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Sent at the request of Barbara Reys.

Open Rank Position in Mathematics Education

The Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum at the
University of Missouri (MU) seeks a faculty member at the Assistant,
Associate, or full Professor rank committed to improving mathematics
education locally and nationally.

The successful candidate will work with internationally recognized,
award-winning faculty in the MU mathematics education group
( The
program is home to eight tenure-track mathematics education faculty
members (three with administrative assignments).

The MU mathematics education program has a large and well-respected
doctoral program that prepares the next generation of mathematics
teacher educators and educational researchers. Its faculty members
are active researchers addressing a range of important questions (see
website for information on current research projects). They direct
externally-funded research, development, and service grants from the
National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. At
the undergraduate level, preservice teachers at MU earn certification
in elementary education (Grades 1-6), middle grades mathematics
(grades 5-9), or secondary mathematics (9-12). The MU alternative
certification program, SMAR2T, attracts recent graduates and career
changers for preparation as middle and/or secondary mathematics
teachers. A new online masters degree in mathematics education is
under development and will be launched in spring 2015.

Since 1995 the faculty have secured over $40 million in external
funding to support research, teaching, and service projects. The
program is recognized as one of top ten programs in the country based
on faculty productivity and doctoral program size and reputation.

The University of Missouri is strongly committed to the diversity of
its workforce. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to


o Establish/continue a productive research program in mathematics
education that results in high quality scholarly publications;
o Secure (or continue a record of) external funding for research,
development, and service projects;
o Teach mathematics pedagogy courses at the undergraduate and
master levels as well as seminars in the Ph.D. program;
o Advise, supervise, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
o Contribute to a vibrant mathematics education program that is
rising in stature and productivity.

Required Qualifications:

o Ph.D. in mathematics education or a related field;
o Experience in active research agenda and/or securing external funding;
o Experience in teaching, research, and service in mathematics
education at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications.

Appointment: Tenure-track, nine-month appointment beginning August 15, 2015.

MU, a Doctoral/Research Extensive Institution, is the flagship
institution of the University of Missouri four-campus system and is
located in Columbia, a community of approximately 115,000. Within two
hours driving distance to St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is
rated as one of the best small cities in the U.S. by Money Magazine,
and is frequently listed as one of the best places to live by
national publications. MU enrollment is approximately 35,000 and the
College of Education is one of 18 schools/colleges at MU. The College
is home to approximately 1,300 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate
students, and 85 tenured/tenure-track faculty members. Supporting
cultural diversity is an important goal for the college and the
university. More information is available on the web at:

Application Procedures: Apply online at Upload a
complete application (a) letter of application describing in detail
qualifications for the position; (b) statement of research agenda;
(c) graduate transcripts (if applying for Assistant Professor
position) or a list of names and contact information for three
professional references (if applying for position as Associate
Professor or Professor. Please upload your (d) CV in the Resume/CV
and Cover Letter section. (e) Three letters of reference should be
sent directly (electronically) to the search committee Chair:

Barbara J. Reys, Search Committee Chair
Mathematics Education
303 Townsend Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211-2400

Telephone: (573) 882-4406 Fax: (573) 882-4481 Email:

Closing Date: The search committee will begin reviewing applications
on October 15, 2014 and will accept and review applications until the
position is filled.

The University of Missouri-Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly
encouraged. To request ADA
accommodations, please contact the College of Education at 573-882-5124.

Visit the University of Missouri's jobs website at


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