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Faculty Position Posting in Mathematics or Statistics Education

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Michigan State University invites applications from outstanding candidates for an open rank tenure system faculty position focusing on post-secondary Mathematics or Statistics Education.

This position is part of MSU’s Global Impact Initiative designed to address grand challenges through hires of over 100 new faculty members in some of the most promising and exciting fields of research. Michigan State University provides an exceptional environment for mathematics educators, with a world-renowned faculty who lead the top-ranked doctoral program in Mathematics Education, highly regarded Departments of Mathematics, Statistics and Probability, and Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, the CREATE for STEM Institute (an active community of discipline-based education researchers in the sciences), the Lyman Briggs College (an interdisciplinary STEM-and-society program), and the Connected Mathematics Endowment.

The position requires an earned doctorate in Mathematics Education, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field, a research program in Mathematics Education or Statistics Education, and, if the doctorate is not in Mathematics or Statistics, a master’s degree or higher in Mathematics or Statistics. The successful candidate at the senior level will have an internationally influential and externally supported research program in Mathematics Education or Statistics Education, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a sustained history of mentoring graduate students. At the junior level evidence of excellence in teaching and a promising research program in Mathematics Education or Statistics Education are required. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program and to engage in campus-wide initiatives to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and/or statistics at the undergraduate level.

Michigan State University enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is in the city of East Lansing and adjacent to the capital city, Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 450,000 and local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. Michigan State University is pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University.

Candidates should submit an application for this position through http://jobs.msu.edu/ and refer to position number 2603. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of four suggested references who will be contacted only with your permission. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received before March 1, 2016. Inquiries are welcome by contacting the search committee chair through email at melfi@msu.edu.

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. A member of the Association of American Universities, MSU is a research-intensive institution with 17 degree-granting colleges.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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