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University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin
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Date Posted 02/26/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job no: 99881-FA 

Work type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison 

Categories: Instructional

Position Summary:

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a tenure track Assistant Professor in the area of Mathematics Education. We are seeking an individual whose research focuses on studying student's mathematical cognition. This could include, but is not limited to, research that focuses on student learning of mathematics/ student thinking in mathematics, understanding the process by which students develop mathematical concepts through their mathematical activity and how such learning can be fostered. A preference would be for a candidate who has interest in early childhood or elementary education and whose research and teaching reflect commitments to educational equity in diverse communities. 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is dedicated to a program of excellence and leadership in Mathematics Education. Research is integrated with teaching and curriculum development such that it plays a critical role in providing a focus for the development of innovative programs for undergraduate and graduate teacher education. We are seeking an individual who can contribute to maintaining the scope and quality of this program. The following website provides further information about the Mathematics Education area:

Principal Duties:

  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in mathematics education.

  • Advise graduate and undergraduate students.

  • Engage in an active program of research and scholarship.

  • Provide leadership at the national, state, and university levels.

  • Collaborate with other faculty to maintain a program of leadership and excellence in research and teaching.

  • Provide service to the university, public, and profession.

The department of Curriculum and Instruction and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are committed to fostering faculty diversity. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class gender, sexuality, ability and nationality, religious and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate ability to foster an inclusive work environment and work with students from diverse backgrounds.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Earned doctoral degree in mathematics education (or a closely related area) expected by start date.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

  • An active record of scholarship and productivity commensurate with experience.

  • Strong potential for seeking and attracting external funding.

  • Evidence that studying students mathematical cognition (or a closely related area) is central to research or experience teaching in k-8 settings with diverse populations is desirable.

  • Interest in early childhood or elementary education and whose research and teaching reflect commitments to educational equity in diverse communities (Preferred)



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 24, 2020


Minimum $80,000 ACADEMIC (9 months) 
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Applications should be completed and submitted online at

The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applications should include the following uploaded documents: a) Letter of application; b) current Curriculum Vitae; c) two (2) samples of scholarly writing as one document; d) for recent doctoral students, a sample of the doctoral dissertation and e) a PhD transcript.

Applicants should also fill out the form included in the application with the names and contact information of three (3) references. Letters will be solicited for finalists.


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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. 

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Applications Open: Aug 23 2019 Central Daylight Time 

Applications Close: Open until filled

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