Lamar University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 1647-AAP [#14650]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor 495880 & 499870
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Beaumont, Texas 77710, United States [map]
Application Deadline: none (posted 2019/09/30)
Position Description:    

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Assistant/Associate Professor #495880 & #499870
Lamar University

FTE: 1.00
Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Department: Mathematics
The faculty and staff of the Department of Mathematics at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, are seeking two faculty members, at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor to join our department beginning in Fall 2020. Our major need is in statistics or data science, but applicants from all fields are encouraged to apply. The department, which offers both bachelor's and master's degrees, has been growing for several years and we plan to build on this. Successful applicants must be able to teach mathematics courses at all levels, including graduate courses, first-year mathematics courses, and co-requisite support courses. We expect applicants to have sensitivity to diverse populations, to possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and to show the desire to increase student success and retention.

Position Summary:
Tenure-stream faculty in the Department of Mathematics have an average teaching load of 12 credit-hours per semester. Faculty conducting research will have a reduced average load of 9 credit-hours per semester. The initial salary will be commensurate with experience.

Education and Experience:
1. PhD in Mathematics, with at least 18 hours of graduate statistics courses; or a PhD in Statistics with at least 18 hours of graduate mathematics courses; or a PhD in a closely related area, with at least 18 graduate hours in mathematics. Extraordinary candidates with at least 18 graduate hours in mathematics will be considered regardless of field. For at least one position, we will require at least 18 hours of graduate statistics courses.
2. Record of teaching excellence in the mathematical sciences and a desire to teach mathematics at all levels, from entry-level to graduate.
3. Must demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, religious, and ethnic backgrounds of faculty, staff, and students, as well as sensitivity to historically underrepresented groups, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

1. Post-graduate experience in industry, or experience in a leadership role in an academic setting.
2. Experience teaching under-represented groups and diverse populations.
3. Experience and interest in curriculum and material development.
4. Experience recruiting students from previously underrepresented populations.

About the Department of Mathematics at Lamar University:
Located in the Lucas Building on the Lamar University campus in Beaumont, Texas, the Department of Mathematics has seven full professors, seven associate professors, two assistant professors, and eight full-time instructors, as well as a talented pool of adjunct instructors. The department offers a full range of courses in applied and pure mathematics, mathematics education for elementary and secondary school certification, and statistics. Degree programs provide flexibility of course selection, according to a student's career path. Advising is integral to success, consequently, faculty members assist with scheduling and career planning throughout students' undergraduate and graduate years.

The department offers the following programs:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics: General, Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics: General, Applied, Theoretical, Statistics
  • Post-Baccalaureate Specialization in

  • Double Major in Mathematics
  • Second Degree in Mathematics
  • Minor in Mathematics
  • Minor in Statistics
  • 5-yr Bachelor of Science/Master of Science
  • Master of Science: Thesis and Non-thesis Options

    All degrees emphasize traditional mathematics, both as a basic science and as an essential tool in solving problems in the modern world and include a range of electives tailored to meet the needs of the individual student.

    EEO Statement
    Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

    Veteran's Preference
    Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

    Security Sensitive Statement
    This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

    Lamar Expectation of Quality
    Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

    This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change. Lamar University reserves the right to revise, change or eliminate this job description at any time.

    Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to the needs of the university.

    This Job Description is not intended to be a contract of employment or a legal document. Employment with Lamar University is at will, and may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. Nothing in this Job Description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Lamar University employees.

    Open Date: 09/24/2019
    Close Date:
    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Application Process and Contact Information:
    Applications will be submitted online at, including the following required documents to be uploaded:

    1. Letter of Interest
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
    4. Statement of Research Agenda
    5. Transcripts (unofficial)*
    6. Letter of Recommendation #1**
    7. Letter of Recommendation #2**
    8. Letter of Recommendation #3**

    *Official transcripts will be required if hired.

    ** If letters of recommendation are emailed or mailed, please upload a brief statement with the name of the person who will send the letter.

    Letters of Recommendation may be mailed to:
    Department of Mathematics Search
    PO Box 10047
    Beaumont, TX 77710

    Or emailed to:

    PLEASE NOTE: Incomplete applications will neither be reviewed nor considered.

    For assistance, you may contact:

    Dr. Robert W. Vallin
    Department of Mathematics
    Lamar University
    PO Box 10047
    Beaumont, TX 77710

    Review of applications begins immediately and in order to receive full consideration, applications should be complete by 30 November 2019.

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