Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

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Northern Arizona University

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education


Location: Mathematics & Statistics


Regular/Temporary: Regular


Job ID: 606753


Full/Part Time: Full-Time


Workplace Culture


NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of excellence.


Special Information


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Northern Arizona University (NAU) seeks a dynamic and innovative scholar for a tenure-track assistant professor position in mathematics education beginning August 21, 2023. The successful applicant will further NAU's commitment to strategically increase its capacity to provide local and national leadership in mathematics education through innovative undergraduate and graduate programs, professional development, and scholarship.


Job Description


Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate mathematics and mathematics education courses and graduate mathematics education courses in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, as well as teaching courses in the NAUTeach Program (the undergraduate joint secondary mathematics and science education program). Responsibilities also include scholarly activities in mathematics education; supervision of undergraduate students in practicum courses; ability to contribute to program development and expansion; graduate student advising; and faculty service. NAU affirms the importance and critical need for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in higher education and we seek to hire an individual with a record of, or commitment to, engagement with DEIJ in their professional endeavors.


Minimum Qualifications


• Earned doctoral degree in mathematics education or in a closely related field expected by August 21, 2023.

• At least one year of full-time teaching experience in teaching mathematics at the middle or secondary school level.


Preferred Qualifications


Preference will be given to candidates with:


• Substantial evidence of high-quality teaching.

• Demonstrated interest in contributing to the department's mathematics education program at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

• Demonstrated interest in teaching in a variety of modalities, such as in-person, hybrid, and online.

• Three or more years of teaching experience in teaching mathematics at the middle or secondary school level.

• Experience in teaching and developing pedagogical courses for combined mathematics and science preservice teachers.

• Record of engagement with or commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in higher education.

• Demonstrated commitment to working with pre-service and in-service teachers.

• Demonstrated potential for independent research leading to peer reviewed publications and the securing of external research funding.

• Strong mathematics content preparation.


General Information


The http://www.math.nau.eduhas 41 permanent faculty and offers Bachelors' degrees in mathematics, secondary education in mathematics, and data science; Masters' degrees in mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics; and a graduate certificate in applied statistics.


Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.


Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.


While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.


Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.


For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the


Background Information


Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.




$65,000 to $70,000 per academic year depending on experience and qualifications.




This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU


Submission Deadline


This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022.


How to Apply


To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Current Openings' links, locate vacancy 606753, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.


Please submit the documents outlined below:


• Cover letter addressing the job description and the qualifications for this position.

• Curriculum vitae (CV).

• Unofficial transcripts.

• A list of at least three professional references with contact information. At least one of the references should be able to address your teaching experience.

• A one-page statement of research interests.

• A one-page diversity statement that highlights your commitment to DEIJ. Please include examples from your past experiences and your future plans to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and justice.


The committee may request additional information at a later date.


For questions about this position, please send an email to


If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.


If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773,, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.


FLSA Status


This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


Equal Employment Opportunity


Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.


NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


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Review of Applicants Begins: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
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