University of Southern Mississippi, School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Position ID: USM-IORATP [#15324, Req: 1223]
Position Title: Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics or Mathematics Education
Application Deadline: (posted 2019/12/02, listed until 2020/06/02)
Position Description:    

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The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, renewable non-tenure-track faculty position of Instructor or Assistant Teaching Professor of Mathematics in the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences to begin in August 2020. The position is oriented towards effective undergraduate instruction and there is no research requirement. A Master’s Degree (for appointment at the rank of Instructor) or Doctorate (for appointment at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor) in Mathematics, Mathematics Education or related field with at least 18 graduate credit hours in Mathematics is required by the start of the appointment. The successful candidate must be able to engage in effective teaching. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in mathematics, curriculum development, and service to the School and University commensurate with expectations of all faculty. The expected teaching load is 12 student credit hours per semester. Experience teaching introductory mathematics or mathematics education courses at the college level, experience teaching online courses, experience mentoring mathematics education students and experience with recruitment will be considered positively.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

Applications must be submitted online at requisition nr. 1223 (direct link: and must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, teaching statement, unofficial transcripts and the names of three professional references. Applicants may be contacted later to submit three letters of recommendation. Official transcripts will be required prior to a campus interview. Review of applications begins December 9, 2019, and applications received before this date will receive priority. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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University of Southern Mississippi
School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
118 College Drive #5043
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
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