Nevada State College, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

752 14524Position ID: 752-APM [#14524]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Henderson, Nevada 89002, United States [map]
Application Deadline: finished (2019/09/18, finished 2020/05/28)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Nevada State College (NSC) appreciates your interest in employment. To ensure your application process runs smoothly, we ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
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  • Please note, recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources department at (702) 992-2320 or

Job Description
The School of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Nevada State College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Mathematics to begin August 2020. The preferred candidate will contribute to growing the recently-introduced mathematics degree program and collaborate with our students and faculty in some form of applied mathematics.

About Nevada State College
Founded in 2002, Nevada State College (NSC) is a four-year public college located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada (adjacent to Las Vegas). Our faculty members enjoy the rare opportunity to mold the college as it continues to grow into a cornerstone of higher education in Southern Nevada. NSC faculty work in state-of-the-art facilities that feature “smart” classrooms and a Finance Lab that allows students to use real-world and timely information during class. The average class size across campus is 27 students. For more information about NSC, watch this video about student life at NSC.

NSC serves over 5,000 students who are highly diverse and largely underserved; a majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students. As a teaching-oriented institution, our faculty focus on high-quality instruction, engaging learning experiences, and innovative techniques to improve student learning.

About Mathematics at NSC
The mathematics faculty teach as part of the Physical and Life Sciences Department within the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Aside from teaching mathematics courses (core curriculum mathematics, precalculus, and calculus), we teach upper division math curriculum to serve both the Mathematics major and the Secondary Education major with a Concentration in Mathematics. The Math major is only three years old and we currently only have a small number of math majors, so we're looking to grow and strengthen the program over the next several years.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
At Nevada State College, we celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. In order to strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meeting the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

Throughout your application materials, we encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education. For example, your efforts might include contributions in the areas of teaching, mentoring, advising, research, and/or institutional service.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Teach 24 credits per academic year, which amounts to about four courses per semester.
  • Teach lower and upper-level courses in Mathematics.
  • Serve on departmental and college-wide committees.
  • Engage in scholarly activity within your discipline or in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics or a closely related field. Candidates who are ABD are eligible to apply, with the expectation that the Ph.D. will be completed by July 31, 2020
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • The ability to teach some upper-level courses in mathematics.

Please note: Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications at the time of application in order to be considered for the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Some background in statistics, applied mathematics, data science, or computer science
  • Experience guiding and mentoring undergraduate research projects
  • Computer programming experience
  • Experience with open source teaching resources, such as WeBWorK or MyOpenMath

Rank, Salary & Benefits:
  • Assistant Professor; Tenure Track
  • Budgeted salary for this position is $60,000 (9-month appointment)
  • Nevada State College offers excellent benefits, including 15.25% retirement match, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and two health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts

This Posting is Open Until Filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

Special Instructions for Internal NSHE Applicants
NSC employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE, UNLV, UNR, NSC, CSN, TMCC, WNC, GBC, or DRI) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSC and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)
Please upload the following documents:
  • Detailed CV or resume listing relevant qualifications and experience;
  • Letter of interest indicating why you are a good fit for the position and Nevada State College;
  • A teaching portfolio that contains a statement of Teaching Philosophy and evidence of teaching excellence, such as teaching observations, evaluations, or course syllabus.
  • Names and contact information of three references, at least one of whom can speak to your teaching ability (you will be notified before references are contacted).
  • A short response (no more than one page) to the following prompt: “Since we are building a math program, you will be expected to help shape our departmental culture and policies. What experiences or insights do you bring that can be used to build a healthy and vibrant department? What ideas do you have that would effectively engage undergraduate students in extra-curricular mathematics activities or cross-disciplinary collaborations?”

The search committee may ask for more materials at later stages in the application process.

Throughout your application materials, we encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Applications that do not include the required uploaded documents may not be considered.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Nevada State College does not currently sponsor Visas, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

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