Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Missouri Western State University

St. Joseph, MO

ID: 7115748
Posted: November 9, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
Missouri Western State University’s College of Science and Health and the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics invites applications for Assistant Professor of Mathematics for an August 2023 appointment. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Statistics or a related field. (ABD considered).

The University seeks colleagues with an innovative approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics and is committed to a student-centered environment. General Studies courses in Mathematics and Statistics are critical to the University’s ability to support student success and address barriers to retention and completion.
Essential Job Duties
The ideal candidate for this position prioritizes dynamic instructional environments, is committed to innovative online teaching, and promotes positive, interactive, and inclusive learning experiences in mathematics that support the success of all students.

Duties for candidates for tenure-track positions include performance of activities corresponding with the teaching, scholarship, and service expectations for the department and college. We seek colleagues with disciplinary expertise and professional experience, evidence of exceptional teaching, and the potential for scholarly productivity and collaboration with the region and community.

Successful candidates will:
Demonstrate disciplinary and professional expertise, and evidence of exceptional and innovative teaching and advising with diverse undergraduate or adult learners (in-person and online).
Exhibit existing and potential scholarly productivity as well as the desire to collaborate with colleagues, the region, and community.
Demonstrate a willingness to serve on department committees, attend department meetings, and work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds.
Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Statistics or a related field. (ABD considered).
Experience teaching undergraduate or adult learners
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with preference given to candidates submitting materials by January 23, 2023. This position targets a start date of August 2023.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience teaching undergraduate courses such as: Contemporary Mathematics, Introductory Statistics, Finite Mathematics, College Algebra, and Calculus to learners with diverse educational backgrounds.
Experience with or interest in the design and revision of curriculum, mathematics placement processes, supplemental instruction in mathematics, and active learning approaches.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
As Missouri’s designated applied learning institution, we seek a candidate who is both collaborative and service oriented, and who demonstrates a strong commitment to building real-world active-learning environments.
Physical Demands Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.