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Position Announcement - Open Rank Professor, Math Education

Texas State University

Department of Mathematics


Position Description (responsibilities/duties)

Faculty are expected to establish a strong record of publication and scholarship, to collaborate in PreK-12 school-based professional development activities, to pursue external funding, and to actively engage in both individual and collaborative grant activities.  Graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring assignments are dependent on the background of the individual and the needs of the department.




1. Doctorate specializing in Mathematics Education or a PhD in a STEM field with a strong interest in mathematics educational research

2. Strong preparation in Mathematics

3. Strong potential for high quality research in mathematics education

4. Potential for success in obtaining external funding

5. Evidence of effective teaching at the PK-20 level



1. Experience with mathematics outreach programs

2. Experience working with pre-service or in-service mathematics teachers

3. Experience with teacher education that incorporates technology based learning


Application Procedures

To be considered, send the following: cover letter, AMS cover sheet, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statement of research agenda, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. All application materials should either be submitted through mathjobs.org or sent to:

Recruitment Committee Chair: Math Ed
Department of Mathematics
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666   USA

Email: math@txstate.edu
Phone: 512-245-2551
Fax: 512-245-3425

To ensure full consideration, all materials should arrive by December 8, 2014. However, we shall continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Further information, including details of other positions available, can be found at http://www.math.txstate.edu/hiring.

Texas State University-San Marcos

Texas State University is a doctoral-granting Emerging Research University located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor, the largest campus in the Texas State University System, and among the largest universities in the state. With a diverse campus community and student body, Texas State ranks among the top 20 universities in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanic students. International students on the Texas State campus come from 72 different countries, while many domestic students participate in study abroad and faculty-led programs as well as international internships. Texas State's 35,000 students choose from 97 undergraduate, 86 master's, and 12 doctoral programs offered by ten colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, the Graduate College, and University College). With over 1,050 full-time faculty and over 2,000 full-time staff also conducting research and creative activities, the university attracts growing external support. Texas State has an annual operating budget of $495 million and research expenditures of more than $37 million. The Alkek Library has more than 2.3 million titles in its collection. Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at http://www.txstate.edu.
Personnel Policies:
Faculty are eligible for life, disability, health, and dental insurance programs.  A variety of retirement plans are available depending on eligibility.  Participation in a retirement plan is mandatory.  The State contributes toward the health insurance programs and all retirement plans.  http://www.humanresources.txstate.edu/benefits.htm

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of a criminal history background check.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University will not discriminate against any person (or exclude any person from participating in or receiving the benefits of any of its activities or programs) on any basis prohibited by law, including race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex or disability, veterans status or on the basis of sexual orientation.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

The Community:
San Marcos, a city of about 45,000 residents, is situated in the beautiful Central Texas Hill Country, 30 miles south of Austin and 48 miles north of San Antonio.  Metropolitan attractions plus outdoor recreational opportunities makes the community an attractive place in which to live and work.  Other major metropolitan areas, including Houston and Dallas-Ft. Worth, are within four hours.  Round Rock, a city of 99,887 residents is located 15 miles north of Austin in the Central Texas hill country.
Some positions may require teaching on the main campus and at the Round Rock Higher Education Center.