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Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education – STEM

Interested in becoming part of an emerging Math, Science and STEM Education Department where collaboration with science and math educators is part of our culture? Buena Vista University is a dynamic institution offering faculty opportunities to design new courses, integrate leading edge educational learning systems, and interact with a diverse student body. New curriculum design initiatives support synchronous and asynchronous instructional models.

The School of Education at Buena Vista University is expanding its faculty to continue serving teacher education candidates on our residential campus and at our sites across the state of Iowa. The Department of Mathematics, Science and STEM Education at Buena Vista University invites applications for a tenure-track position of mathematics education. This is a full time teaching faculty position.

Requirements include a Ph.D. or Ed. D in mathematics education, and teaching experience in a K-12 setting related to courses taught. Preferred candidates will demonstrate experience teaching in a higher education setting, the ability to integrate instructional technology, and flexibility regarding instructional modes. In addition, strong collaboration and communication skills are vital for working with students and colleagues. Candidates who are ABD will be considered.

BVU’s residential campus is located in Storm Lake, Iowa. Sixteen additional sites partner with Iowa Community Colleges and are located across the state. The successful candidate hired for this position will be located at BVU's Storm Lake campus. A home location at a different BVU site will be considered, but is not preferred. To learn more about Buena Vista University, please visit

Buena Vista University’s main 60-acre campus is situated on the shores of beautiful Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake located in northwest Iowa.  Storm Lake is one of Iowa's most diverse communities. It is one of Iowa's premier vacation spots, with an array of retail shopping and dining opportunities, and a vibrant arts and cultural environment. Businesses of various sizes ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations thrive in this northwest Iowa city. Storm Lake residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life.

Review of complete applications will begin Oct 30, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. This position will begin August 2018. Please submit a letter of application addressing qualifications for the position, a teaching statement, curriculum vitae, a copy of unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation, at least one should address teaching, by mail to Melissa Butcher, Human Resources Office, Buena Vista University, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 or email

This position is not eligible for an employer-sponsored visa; and, all applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. 


Buena Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act/Smoke-Free Employer.