Lewis University, Office of Human Resources

Position ID: 1678-ASSTPROFMATH [#16639]
Position Title: Assistant Professor,Mathematics
Position Location: Romeoville, Illinois 60446, United States
Subject Areas: statistics, applied mathematics, or pure mathematics
Application Deadline: (posted 2020/10/27, listed until 2021/04/27)
Position Description:    

Job Description: Full time, tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

Closing Date: The priority closing date is Sunday, November 30th, 2020, but we will continue to review and accept applications until the position is filled. This tenure-track position would start Fall 2021.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a skillful and enthusiastic teacher who is strongly committed to interactive, student-centered teaching of undergraduate mathematics in a liberal arts setting and who is willing to work with them not only in the classroom but out of it, including on research projects and math-related extracurricular activities. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in pure or applied mathematics, or statistics. All areas of specialization will be considered. However, special consideration will be given to candidates with a background in statistics, applied mathematics, or data science.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching 24 semester hours per year, service, and professional development, broadly defined. The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses for majors and non-majors and work on other degree opportunities, possibly including a potential program in Actuarial Science. The appointee will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of formats including traditional, online, and blended classes.

Department: The Department of Engineering, Computing, and Mathematical Sciences includes Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science, and Engineering and consists of twenty-five full-time faculty members six of which are mathematics. The STEM departments at Lewis University are respected university-wide for leadership in teaching excellence, innovation, and undergraduate research. Location: Lewis University is a four- year, private Roman Catholic and Lasallian university located in Romeoville, Illinois, United States, 35 miles southwest of Chicago. The enrollment is currently around 6,500 students.

Application: To Apply visit http://jobs.lewisu.edu/postings/5579 To receive priority consideration, please submit: 1. Letter of application 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Statement of teaching philosophy 4. Research Statement (no more than 3 pages) 5. 3 Letters of Reference (at least one should address teaching) Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Lewis University is an equal opportunity employer. Finalists will be asked to respond to the Lewis University mission statement. To view additional information about Lewis and the mission statement, please visit www.lewisu.edu.

For questions or additional information or to send references and documents for application, please contact Dr. Amanda Harsy, the chair of this search and Director of Mathematics at harsyram@lewisu.edu. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About the Mathematics Program at Lewis University The Mathematics Program at Lewis University is working hard to establish itself as one of the top regional mathematics programs known for its active and pedagogically innovative faculty and quality graduates. One of the biggest strengths of our department is our active and collaborative faculty members who continually work together in order to improve our curriculum and offer opportunities that service our students and community. Our faculty are not afraid to try new things, and all of us are committed to providing quality, student-centered teaching. We use a variety of innovative teaching methods like project-based learning, inquiry-based learning (IBL), discovery learning, mastery grading, tactile activities, etc. We have also implemented new general education courses that are specifically designed to be taught using methods beyond traditional lecture. One course, Win, Lose, or Draw, is a math course that teaches probability and analytical reasoning skills using games and a discovery-learning approach. Another course, Storytelling with Data, teaches data analytics and statistics as a project-based course.

Additionally, our faculty are also involved in scholarship and regularly give presentations related to our research fields, including graph theory, abstract algebra, combinatorics, optimization, and mathematical modeling. Most of our faculty have worked with at least one student on a research project, and we have had over 35 students conduct independent research projects and present them at regional and national conferences over the past six years. Because we are interested in innovation and improving our teaching, many of our faculty are also involved in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects to help us assess the effectiveness of our innovative techniques.

Engaging in service to our local community and the general mathematics community is also important to us. We organize and participate in the local Math Teachers’ Circles, run student outreach programs like summer math camps and introductory programming courses, and serve as judges for math and programming competitions. Many of our faculty are active board members of various MAA committees and run mini-courses, paper sessions organizers, and presenters of pedagogical and mathematical research at conferences.

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Contact: Dr. Amanda Harsy
Postal Mail:
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
Web Page: https://lewisu.edu

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