Assistant Professor of Mathematics - Tenure Track
Closing Date: when filled; Applications will be reviewed beginning November 20, 2019.
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Southwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mathematics position beginning August 2020. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered but degree must be completed by August 24, 2020.
At Southwestern, teaching is the central criterion for faculty evaluation. The typical teaching load is 3-2 (totaling five courses per academic year). Faculty are also expected to maintain a research program that results in peer-reviewed professional achievement, actively participate in university service, participate in academic advising and retention initiatives, and exhibit a dedication to equity and inclusiveness. In line with Southwestern University’s commitment to diversity, the department is especially interested in attracting candidates from underrepresented groups and/or those with demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.
Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to pursuing excellence in teaching a broad range of undergraduate mathematics courses in a liberal arts environment, including introductory statistics, and a willingness to foster undergraduate research. All research areas will be considered, but particular consideration will be given to candidates whose research area complements those of the department. Ideal candidates will also share an interest in Southwestern’s interdisciplinary approach to education known as Paideia. Successful applicants will demonstrate a willingness to contribute to Southwestern’s commitment to inquiry-based learning in the sciences.
Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate private institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1. In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group. Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin, Southwestern is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at www.southwestern.edu.
To apply: Applicants should submit through Interfolio a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, brief statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement that includes a potential plan for undergraduate research, a diversity statement, and three letters of reference. At least two of the reference letters should address teaching aptitude. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Apply at apply.interfolio.com/66084. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 20, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F