Professor Lappan-Phillips-Fitzgerald Chair, College of Natural Sci.

United States, North America
May 14, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources and collaborative power on creating solutions to some of the worlds most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a vibrant and diverse community of students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

Position Information

Posting Number: 6422

Internal Posting Date: 07-09-2012

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Professor Lappan-Phillips-Fitzgerald Chair

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Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Natural Science


Position Employee Group: Tenure System Faculty-FAS

Appointment Basis: Academic Year, 9 month

Appointment Status: Tenure System Faculty

Employment %: 100


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Position Summary: The Program in Mathematics Education at Michigan State University is seeking a distinguished scholar to become the Lappan- Phillips-Fitzgerald Professor of Mathematics Education. The endowed chair includes a nationally competitive salary and substantial research support.

We seek a senior scholar with an outstanding record of research on the teaching and learning of mathematics or statistics. The successful candidate will enhance MSU's national reputation for scholarship on the teaching and learning of mathematics. This will involve providing intellectual leadership within the MSU mathematics education community, and with faculty from other institutions, to create and sustain research opportunities. We seek a scholar who also has record of working effectively as a mentor for early-career faculty members and doctoral students, and who is a dedicated teacher with a commitment to teaching as an essential component of scholarship.

Michigan State University is the home to a large and vibrant mathematics education community, including faculty members from the Colleges of Education and Natural Science, the highly ranked doctoral program in mathematics education (, and the Collaborative Research in Education Assessment and Teaching Environments for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Institute (CREATE for STEM).

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A Doctorate or other terminal Degree is required.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter

Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document
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Other Document 3

Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please also attach a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of a least four references who may be contacted by the search committee.

Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Vince Melfi, Chair / Director, PRIME /

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