Reidar Mosvold received his master’s degree in mathematics education at Agder University College (now the University of Agder) in 2001. Shortly after this, he got the opportunity to start working on a doctoral degree in mathematics education at Telemark Educational Research (Telemarksforsking-Notodden). He defended his doctoral thesis (a doctor philos) at the University of Bergen in April 2006. His thesis was entitled “Mathematics in everyday life: A study of Norwegian teachers’ beliefs and actions concerning the connection with mathematics and everyday life”.

Since the Spring of 2006, he has had tenured positions in mathematics education at the University of Stavanger. From January 2006 to July 2013, he was employed by the Department of Early Childhood Education as associate professor. From August 2013, he switched to the Department of Education and Sports Science—also at the University of Stavanger. In July 2016, he was promoted to full professor in mathematics education.

In the academic year of 2017/2018, Mosvold was a visiting Fulbright scholar at the University of Michigan, School of Education, collaborating with the research group of Deborah Loewenberg Ball.

Mosvold is leader of the research program “Developing teaching practice” at the University of Stavanger, and he serves as leader of Thematic Working Group 19, “Mathematics teaching and teacher practice(s)” for the upcoming CERME 12.