• Tenure Track Position

Auburn University

Auburn University – Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Tenure Track Position in Discipline-Based Education Research


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, with research interests in the area of discipline-based education research (DBER). COSAM has recently hired DBER faculty in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Geosciences and is eager to grow the college DBER group.


The successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded DBER program and collaborate with a growing cohort of researchers within the college on studying/transforming STEM higher education through basic and applied research methods and their assessment. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, innovation of evidence-based, active-learning course development/delivery, and efficacy of student-led teaching methods in the learning process within the STEM classroom/lab. Duties also will include teaching in the home department at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervising graduate research.


A Ph.D. in Mathematics or Statistics at the time employment begins, a record of scholarly accomplishments in both mathematics/statistics and science education research, and at least one year of research/teaching experience beyond the Ph.D. are required. The candidate selected for this positon must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States on the date the appointment is scheduled to begin (August 2021) and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has a PhD program and various MS programs, including a new MS program in Data Science. It has over 50 mathematicians/statisticians and more than 120 graduate students engaged in research in a wide variety of areas in mathematics and statistics. Auburn University's strong research programs in a variety of areas present many opportunities for interdisciplinary research and for participation in its various multidisciplinary programs. Auburn University is an R1 University and one of the nation's premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. It maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence. For more information on faculty life at Auburn University, please visit: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/facultyjobs/. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Please visit the following link for more information: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/pdf/guidelines-dual-career-services.pdf.


Candidates can submit their application material online at http://www.auemployment.com/postings/19352. Applications must include a cover letter, transcript(s), curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching (and teaching evaluations if available), and a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion. Candidates should also submit the names and contact information for three professional references. One reference must address teaching experience and abilities. For additional information contact: Dr. Hal Schenck, Chair, Search Committee, e-mail: hks0015@auburn.edu.


Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.


Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer and committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.

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