Mathematics and Computer Science, Samford University

1231 11057Position ID: SAMU-APM [#11057]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Birmingham, Alabama 35229, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Starting Date: 2018/08/20
Application Deadline: finished (posted 2017/10/13, finished 2018/09/16, listed until 2018/03/13)
Position Description:    

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Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to submit an application for the position of assistant professor of mathematics. The two available tenure-track faculty positions will begin August 2018. The faculty member will teach three courses each semester (12 credit hours) and be expected to teach courses across the entire undergraduate curriculum. Active research in line with the department’s guidelines for scholarly activity is required. Additional responsibilities include advising students, and providing departmental, college, university and professional service. The department, college and university are strong supporters of undergraduate research and faculty-directed student projects. 

Qualified candidates will hold an earned Ph.D. in pure or applied mathematics. A demonstrated record of effective teaching is preferred. Candidates with an area of research that complements existing areas of specialty in the department will be given higher consideration. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in undergraduate research and faculty-directed student projects, or with specific ideas for projects they might lead. A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students and colleagues is expected. Candidates must be willing to support the Christian mission of Samford University and Howard College. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The department currently has nine full-time faculty members and approximately 70 majors and 20 minors split between mathematics and computer science. 

Samford University is located in Birmingham, Alabama, and is a nationally recognized academic institution. Samford is ranked 4th in the South among regional universities by U.S. News & World Report, and has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. For more information, go to

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled

Please send: 
  • letter of application, 
  • curriculum vitae with three references, 
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness, 
  • description of leadership experience, 
  • description of research interests and activities, 
  • at least two sample syllabi, and
  • a philosophy of teaching in a Christian university. 
The teaching philosophy should include a discussion of how the candidate hopes to contribute to the Christian mission of Samford as expressed in the university mission, vision and values statement, drawing on relevant past experience where possible. 

Candidates should indicate if they are attending the 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego. 

Electronic submissions accepted.  Submit materials to the email/postal address listed below.

Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or national or ethnic origin.

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Contact: Jeffrey Powell, 205-726-2848, 205-726-4271 (fax)
Postal Mail:
Department of Mathematics & CS
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35229
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