Assistant/Associate/Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

Metropolitan State University

St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN

ID: 7116298
Posted: November 17, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description
Faculty members are expected to:
Demonstrate ability to teach Applied Statistics and Data Science courses effectively to a post-traditional student population.
Engage in scholarly activity, creative achievement, and/or research.
Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study.
Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance.
Engage in service to the university and community
Demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student body by delivering a student-centered education and using approaches that support equitable outcomes for all students.
Required Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
A minimum of a Master’s degree in the specified discipline(s), with enrollment in a doctoral program for fields in which the doctoral degree is the terminal degree. Doctoral program must be successfully completed within 5 years to meet the requirement of tenure.
Demonstrated potential for success in teaching and professional service activities.
A plan for scholarly activity, creative achievement, and/or research in the specified discipline(s), or related disciplines.
Effective Communication skills (written & verbal) to communicate with a variety of persons and groups.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an institution with a culturally, economically and linguistically diverse workforce and student population.
Demonstrated ability and desire to work collegially with faculty and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Specific Technical, Computer and/or Software skills (as needed).
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
A completed terminal degree in Statistics, Data Science, or a related field, such as Applied Mathematics, Biostatistics, Operations Research, Actuarial Science or Analytics.
Familiarity with programming languages such as Python, R, Tableau, etc.
Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching Statistics and Data Science at a post-secondary level.
Experience developing course curricula in Statistics and Data Science at a post-secondary institution.
Demonstrated contributions to assessment of student learning at a post-secondary institution.
Professional development and/or expertise in culturally responsive pedagogy, anti-racist pedagogy, and/or universal design.
Experience as an academic advisor for students at post-secondary institution.
Other Requirements
Notice: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.
We are the urban, public, comprehensive university in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area where the faculty, staff and students of Metropolitan State will reflect the area’s rich diversity, build a culturally competent and anti-racist learning community, and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to civic engagement.

Metropolitan State University provides an excellent, inclusive and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and lead our communities to a prosperous and equitable future. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and applied doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners. Metro State is a five-time recipient of the Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, most recently in 2021. Federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, its employees serve more than 9,000 post-traditional learners, two-thirds of whom identify as belonging to communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college, and/or are eligible for Pell Grants. Since we do not operate residential facilities, Metro State University students all commute to class locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Metropolitan State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (Ranked # 67 out of 1550 in 2021). Recognized in 2008 and 2016 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission. As a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Metropolitan State University actively works to achieve the Equity 2030 goal of the system, with initiatives to close disparities among student groups that focus on academic programs, policies and procedures, and effective student support. In addition, equity and anti-racism strategies are focused on building an inclusive and welcoming campus climate, hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and developing our capacity to serve students in culturally responsive manner. The University is guided by a strategic plan with a theme of “Building a Resilient, Student Ready University.”

Visit the Metropolitan State University website to learn more about the university, our programs, and our students. Learn more about Minnesota State Colleges and Universities at their website.

Description of College/School/Unit: The College of Sciences provides a broad range of programs in mathematics, computer science and the laboratory sciences. Programs are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure, including the Jason R. Carter Science Education Center and the forthcoming Minnesota Institute for Cybersecurity and Forensics. Students work toward their vision of the future in the sciences with award-winning faculty, community partnerships, and cutting-edge facilities. More information is available at the College of Sciences website:

The School/Academic Department: Mathematics and statistics are essential in the study of science, technology, and the quantitative nature of the modern world. Students in our programs gain the analytic skills needed to study and solve a wide range of problems. They also develop superior problem-solving and critical thinking skills that are useful in a wide range of careers in science, technology, engineering, business, actuarial science, and education. In a typical academic year, the faculty member will teach five courses, split between two semesters. In addition, the faculty member will engage in scholarship, advising, and service. Additional information can be found at the department website: