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Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

Western Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 29, 2024

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Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

Category: Faculty
Locations: Macomb, IL

POSITION: Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Philosophy with a focus in Mathematics Education

APPOINTMENT: August 15, 2024

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will: (1) teach undergraduate and graduate students for mainly pre-service/in-service K-12 mathematics teachers; (2) conduct research/scholarly activities that lead to grants, presentations, and publications; (3) engage in service to the University and the community; (4) be willing to teach in the summer and to work with area teachers through additional educational experiences such as workshops and conferences.

This position requires teaching a variety of mathematics content and pedagogy courses for future and current K-12 teachers. Courses will include undergraduate and graduate level to be delivered in both face-to-face and online modalities.

RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor, 9-month, full-time tenure track appointment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:

Job Requirements:
  • Earned doctorate in Mathematics Education or closely related field by appointment start date and a Master's degree in Mathematics or significant coursework in graduate level mathematics;
  • Strong potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service;
  • Evidence of the ability to teach a wide range of courses focused on mathematics and mathematics education;
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to teacher education and to quality teaching;
  • Oral proficiency in the English language.

  • Teaching experience at the K -12 level;
  • Experience with the implementation of innovative teaching practices, including using technology to enhance educational environments;
  • Evidence of research activities in the form of authored, peer-reviewed journal publications, professional conference presentations, or other scholarly activities.

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be conferred at the time of appointment.

Additional Information:
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Mathematics and Philosophy has 24 faculty, approximately 26 undergraduate majors, 104 minors, and 27 graduate students in Masters Programs (Mathematics and Teaching Mathematics). The department includes a Mathematics undergraduate major with four Options (Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Data Science and Statistics, Actuarial Science); as well as minors in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Middle Level Mathematics Teaching, and Philosophy. Additional information is located at


About WIU

Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

WIU-Macomb, IL:

Western's traditional, residential main campus offers a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, and post-baccalaureate certificates. A diverse community in west central Illinois, Macomb features a unique blend of agriculture, industry, service, retail, education, and culture. Macomb serves as the county seat, with connections across the state with Amtrak providing twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities:

Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the WIU-Quad Cities campus is the only public four-year regional university that serves the Quad Cities region. Designed as a metropolitan commuter campus, WIU-Quad Cities offers select undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Moline is located just 80 miles north of the Macomb campus and is centered within a diverse, bi-state community of 383,000 that offers a broad range of cultural, social, and entertainment amenities and experiences, as well as varied businesses and industries.

WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism

Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.

At WIU, we will:
  • Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities. Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates.
  • Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding.
  • Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services.
  • Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.
  • Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
  • Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.
  • Create a Universitywide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.


More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 41 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 16 post-baccaulaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.

Student Resources

More than 200 student organizations at Western provide social, academic, recreation, athletics, service, academic, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more. Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

WIU Intercollegiate Athletics
The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League

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