Mercer University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 400-FACULTYMATHEMATICS [#16399]
Position Title: Faculty, Mathematics, tenure track
Position Location: Macon, Georgia 31207, United States [map]
Application Deadline: (posted 2020/10/05, listed until 2021/04/05)
Position Description:    

Position Title: Faculty, Mathematics, tenure-track
Department: Mathematics
Division: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Vacancy Number: F22-015
Work Location: Macon, GA
Job Type: Full-time
Job Category: Faculty

Responsibilities: The Department of Mathematics in Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position to start August 1, 2021. We seek to hire a colleague who can strengthen our growing statistics minor and support our actuarial science certificate.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate-level mathematics and statistics courses; engaging in scholarship; creating and supervising academic opportunities for students beyond the classroom; and contributing to the department and the College through service. 

We welcome candidates who demonstrate the potential for excellent undergraduate teaching; the capacity for ongoing peer-reviewed scholarship; a desire to be an active citizen in the department and College; a commitment to or interest in the liberal arts; a desire to engage students outside the classroom in activities such as undergraduate research, service projects, or internships; and readiness to develop or implement pedagogies that promote the learning of students of all backgrounds (racial, ethnic, socio-economic, able/disabled, etc.).

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences, statistics, or closely related field is required. ABD candidates will be considered at the rank of Instructor until a Ph.D. is obtained. Strong preference will be given to candidates with 18 hours of coursework in statistics or comparable experience. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its commitment to teaching, empowering and inspiring its students to create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in schools of liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and professional advancement. The highly selective, residential, undergraduate-only College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enrolls over 1900 students. Among the incoming freshmen in 2020, 27% are 1st generation college students, 37% are Pell-eligible, and 49% are Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. The College, which hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is dedicated to cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialog, and responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta.

The Department of Mathematics, housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, provides instruction in mathematics and statistics for all of the undergraduate colleges on the Macon campus. In addition to a strong major, the department provides the mathematics and statistics courses for the engineering, computer science, and pre-health programs. Our students reap the rewards of student-centered instruction and engaged learning, a focus on mathematical writing and presentation skills, and opportunities beyond the classroom as they go on to graduate school, become teachers, and pursue diverse careers. In addition to a B.S. and a B.A. in mathematics, we offer a statistics minor and a certificate in actuarial science, and contribute to the data science minor being developed by the Department of Computer Science. Our growing statistics minor draws students from across the University, especially from Economics, Business, Psychology, Sociology, and Global Health Studies.

For additional information about Mercer and the Department of Mathematics, please email or consult the following websites: or

Background Check: Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience

Required Documents: CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Statement of Research Interests and Goals, References

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should complete the brief online application and attach a:

  1. Cover letter 
  2. CV
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy 
  4. Statement of research interests and goals
  5. Contact information for references.

No applications will be accepted by surface mail or email.

Finalists will send, upon request, unofficial graduate transcripts (redact any personal or private information including, but not limited to, social security number, birthdate, race or gender, before submitting), and three confidential letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses teaching effectiveness and at least one addressing scholarly potential) directly to, Dr. Margaret Symington at or Department of Mathematics, Mercer University, 1501 Mercer University Drive, Macon, GA 31207. The successful candidate must submit official transcripts prior to employment.

Deadline: To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by November 9, 2020. Review of applications will begin November 10, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

EEO Statement AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability: Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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Department of Mathematics
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