Mathematics or Mathematics Education Faculty Position

Assistant or Associate Professor of Mathematics or Mathematics Education

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Appalachian State University invites applications for two or more tenure-track, nine-month faculty positions in mathematics or mathematics education at the rank of assistant or associate professor beginning August 2024.  The initial review of complete applications will begin on January 4, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

Application materials should be submitted by following application instructions available at:

The Application:  A complete application must include the following materials submitted through the link above.

  • A letter of application 
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy 
  • A statement of current and future scholarship
  • Copies of graduate transcripts - unofficial is appropriate now, but official may be requested at a later date
  • Names and contact information for three current references.

Job Responsibilities:  The job responsibilities include

  • Teaching undergraduate courses supporting the majors and general education students as well as graduate courses in the mathematical sciences, with a standard teaching load of 18 semester hours per year for research-active faculty.
  • Establishing and maintaining an active program of research or other scholarly activities that may include applying for external funding.
  • Participating in service activities which may include advising students, planning and assessing curriculum, working with local, regional, and national professional organizations, and other activities needed for faculty governance at the department, college, and university levels.

Faculty with expertise in mathematics education will

  • provide support for the mathematics education community through mentoring pre-service mathematics education students, evaluating student teachers, and providing professional development to mathematics education professionals.

Faculty with expertise in mathematics will

  • provide support for the mathematics community by encouraging the intellectual curiosity of mathematics students through undergraduate and graduate theses, research projects, and academic and career advising.

Qualifications:  The minimum qualifications are

  • an earned doctorate in mathematics, mathematics education, or a related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours of mathematics coursework,
  • a clear agenda for continuing scholarship,
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • documented potential for (at least one of)
    • teaching undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses,
    • teaching mathematics or statistics courses for pre-service and in-service teachers of K-12 mathematics.

Additional areas of interest: The department especially seeks someone with experience in or documented potential for at least one of the following:

  • educating students of varied mathematical backgrounds,
  • pursuing and implementing a variety of pedagogical strategies in the classroom,
  • building an equitable, diverse, and inclusive scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, research, and/or service.  See our department’s Statement on Inclusivity.

(for candidates with expertise in mathematics education)

  • working in K-12 mathematics classrooms with student teachers or education professionals,
  • working with K-12 preservice teachers to develop a deeper understanding of mathematical content for teaching,

(for candidates with expertise in pure or applied mathematics)

  • teaching undergraduate and master’s level courses in differential equations, mathematical modeling, numerical methods, real analysis and/or operations research,
  • mentoring undergraduate and master’s level student research projects.

Questions about the application process can be addressed to Dr. Gregory Rhoads, Chair of the Search Committee, at Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.