Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education
University of Florida College of Education
United States


The University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education with a focus on elementary mathematics education to work within the School of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education. This faculty member will join a cohesive, collaborative, and energetic community of scholars and educators committed to high quality research, teaching, and service.

The successful applicant is expected to conduct scholarly activities and support the development of a strong research program in mathematics education. This includes seeking external research funding, facilitating interdisciplinary research, contributing to P-12 mathematics educator preparation and graduate studies, and recruiting and mentoring doctoral students in mathematics education.

Our faculty share a commitment to advancing equity of opportunities and outcomes in P-12 education. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. This 9-month tenure-accruing faculty appointment will begin August 2020. Salary is negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  • Conduct scholarly activities and build a research program commensurate with expectations of a tenure-track mathematics education faculty member at a research-intensive university
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through scholarship, teaching, and service
  • Pursue external research funding
  • Publish in significant refereed journals
  • Recruit, advise, mentor and engage graduate students in research
  • Teach (face-to-face, blended, and/or online) undergraduate- and graduate-level courses
  • Provide service to the program, school, college, university, and profession


Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in mathematics education or closely related field, earned by August 2020 for applicants who are ABD
  • Evidence of scholarship in the field of mathematics education as demonstrated through publications, grants, and/or presentations at national conferences, commensurate with experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Record of teaching and/or research experience at the elementary level in the field of mathematics education
  • Track record or evidence of potential to secure, and successfully manage externally funded projects
  • Track record or evidence of potential to recruit and mentor undergraduate or graduate students from underrepresented groups
  • Commitment to collaboration with mathematics and education faculty, students and schools
  • Teaching, research, and/or service experiences with diverse populations
  • Strong knowledge of a variety of research methods
  • Evidence of advanced coursework or professional development in mathematics
  • Ability to positively contribute to national visibility of the mathematics education program
  • Active engagement with and/or leadership in mathematics education professional organizations
  • Participate and collaborate actively with STEM and education faculty

Application Instructions

Applicants should send: (1) a letter of application addressing required and desired qualifications, (2) curriculum vita, (3) a research statement (2-page max), and (4) contact information for three references who will be asked to send a letter of recommendation through the online application system. Applicants should reference requisition 54391 or position 00034338. Candidates should submit application materials electronically at Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Julie Brown ( or Dr. Ester De Jong (, School Director.  Review of applications will begin on November 12, 2019. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the search committee and hiring authority. If you need technical assistance, please contact Interfolio at (877) 997-8807.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution. Because the University is committed to building a broadly diverse educational environment that fosters multicultural skills, applications should include in their application letter information about how they will further this objective.

The final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at   

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.  

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Education at the University of Florida, founded in 1906, is ranked No. 1 in the nation in Online Graduate Education (U.S. News & World Report), 8th nationally for undergraduate education (USA Today), and 15th nationally among public graduate colleges of education (U.S. News). Three of the College's academic programs occupy top-20 spots in the U.S. News rankings: Counselor Education (3rd), Special Education (7th), and Elementary Teacher Education (16th). The College has added 45 faculty in the past three years. Cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and public scholarship—often conducted in partnership with other UF colleges, school districts and communities across the state and nation—are yielding powerful learning systems and models that are helping to transform education in today’s changing world, starting with our youngest learners. The College of Education is immersed in three of UF’s designated priority research areas in UF’s state-funded Preeminence initiative—early childhood studies, precision learning, and analysis of learning analytics. The College has 108 full-time faculty members with distinguished records in teaching, research and service. Faculty researchers last year held more than $128.5 million worth in awards supporting studies and projects addressing education’s most critical issues. Teaching is one of several areas of study from which UF education students can choose. More than 3,729 education students are enrolled on campus and online in 29 bachelor’s and advanced degree programs and concentration areas, within nine academic specialties: K-12 Curriculum and Instruction • Counseling and Counselor Education • Early Childhood Education • Educational Leadership • Higher Education Administration • Research and Evaluation Methods • School Psychology • Special Education • Student Personnel in Higher Education. To sustain the college's innovative edge deep into the 21st century, heightened emphasis on emerging technologies, advanced graduate studies and interdisciplinary research will effectively prepare tomorrow's leaders in all education disciplines. The College's educator preparation programs have been continuously accredited by NCATE and CAEP since 1954. Almost 30,000 UF “EduGator” alumni are located throughout the world. Follow us: @UF_COE (Twitter) and @UF.COE (Facebook)

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Florida, founded in 1853, is a public land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant research university and one of the most academically diverse universities in the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranks UF 7th among public universities. National rankings such as 2nd by Kiplinger and 20th in Forbes in their respective lists of “Best Values in Public Colleges” are a result of UF’s commitment to provide the highest quality education at the best value. UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes, and boasts more than 4,000 faculty members, 50,000 students and 415,000 living alumni. Faculty scholars last year generated more than $838 million in research awards. The Florida Legislature designated UF as a “preeminent” state university in 2013. UF recently hired almost 500 new faculty

ABOUT THE AREA: UF is situated in Gainesville in North Central Florida, a progressive college town that blends big-city cultural and athletic offerings with small-town friendliness and charm, along with excellent schools. Gainesville, located about halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, is often recognized as one of America’s best college towns and is easily accessible to three major metropolitan areas (Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa). The National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Gainesville as a “Tree City USA” every year since 1982. Add the allure of Florida’s famous sunshine, tropical breezes, and abundant wilderness, springs, rivers and seashores nearby, and it is little wonder that top-caliber faculty and students find our College and University to be the perfect balance of premier academics and a fulfilling lifestyle.


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