Faculty Position

Tenure-track job opening

The Department of Mathematics at Western Michigan University invites applications and nominations for the tenure-track position of assistant/associate professor of mathematics education.

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Major responsibilities

Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics education (typically two courses per semester), mentoring and advising pre-service teachers and graduate students, and developing a vigorous externally funded research program in mathematics education.


A Ph.D. in mathematics education or a closely-related field at time of appointment is required. A master’s degree in mathematics is preferred. A strong record of research and teaching in mathematics education is expected.

Western Michigan University

WMU, located in Southwest Michigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of nearly 25,000. WMU delivers high-quality undergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division and fosters significant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities.

Department of Mathematics

The department offers programs in mathematics and math education at the bachelors, master’s and doctoral levels. The department’s tenure-line faculty members include 20 in mathematics and 10 in math education. Research strengths in math education include curriculum development and implementation, assessment and evaluation, technology, mathematical thinking (children, teachers) and teacher education (pre-service, inservice).The department has a strong record of NSF funding and is home to the nationally recognized NSF-funded Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum and the Core-Plus Mathematics Project.


Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.

Expected start date

August 2015 (possibly January 2015).

Application deadline

Review of applications will begin Sept. 15 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply

Information and application procedures (posting #0602752).

Western Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer consistent with applicable federal and state law. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.


For other inquiries, contact Dr. Laura Van Zoest, search committee chair, at math-edsearch@wmich.edu.


Meet our 10 tenured mathematics education faculty members and view their research interests.