Assistant, Associate or Professor - Mathematics

University of St. Thomas

St. Paul, MN

ID: 7179630
Posted: September 15, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Department of Mathematics at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member in probability and statistics to begin in September 2024. We invite candidates at the rank of assistant, associate, or professor; depending on candidate qualifications, an expedited review for tenure, or years of credit toward tenure, may be negotiated.

The University of St. Thomas is a liberal arts institution that values excellence in teaching and research. The successful candidate is expected to teach intermediate and advanced courses in undergraduate probability and statistics (e.g., Mathematical Statistics, Predictive Modeling, Generalized Linear Models, Bayesian Statistics and Credibility Theory). Other mathematics and/or actuarial science courses may also fall into the candidate’s portfolio based on candidate experience and programmatic needs. The standard teaching load is three courses per semester, usually with two distinct preparations per semester. In addition to teaching and student advising, the faculty member is expected to demonstrate an effective research program and perform service to the department, university, and/or greater community.

The Center for Faculty Development offers support for faculty at the University, including a robust internal grants program to support faculty research and scholarship. The Center for Applied Mathematics ( is located within the department and supports faculty and student research on a variety of projects in the fields of applied mathematics and statistics. Through these and other programs the University of St. Thomas is committed to supporting faculty in their career goals. St. Thomas also offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including a 9.4% employer retirement contribution, medical and dental coverage, parental leave, and tuition remission.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, or other protected characteristic. We are committed to building a skilled team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

The 19-member Department of Mathematics ( offers Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees in mathematics and mathematical education and is active in undergraduate research. The department also hosts interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science programs in Actuarial Science ( and Statistics ( (in collaboration with the Computer and Information Sciences department). To learn more about life as a faculty member at St. Thomas, please visit our webisite Life as a Faculty member.

Minimum requirements:

Applicants must have Ph.D. (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in statistics, mathematics, or in a closely related field, or alternatively ABDs nearing completion of the Ph.D. will be considered, with the initial appointment to be made at the rank of instructor. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and show strong potential for productive research/scholarly activities.

How to apply:

To be considered for this opportunity, all interested applicants must apply online at There are multiple parts to the application process. Applicants will first be asked to create an applicant profile and upload their supplemental application materials. The committee will begin reviewing applications on Oct. 16, 2023, and will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled.

Applicants will be asked to submit:

A curriculum vitae uploaded into your profile.
A cover letter copy/pasted into your application that describes your qualifications.
Please complete the reference section of the application with the names and contact information of three professional references. Candidates who advance in the search will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. At least one of the references should be able to address the candidate’s teaching.
Upload the following documents (limit each to two pages):
A statement detailing your teaching experience and your teaching philosophy.
A statement (in a language understandable to a broad range of math, statistics, and actuarial faculty) outlining your current and future research and indicating how your research agenda will enhance our current efforts, including undergraduate research.
A statement describing how you have contributed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in your teaching, research and/or service. If you had not had an opportunity to contribute to DEI in your work, please describe how you aspire to contribute.
Unofficial graduate transcripts.