Lamar University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 1647-APM [#20299]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Mathematics 499879
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Beaumont, Texas 77710, United States [map]
Application Deadline: (posted 2022/07/28, listed until 2023/07/28)
Position Description:    



Assistant Professor, Mathematics 499879


Position Number: 202204

Job Summary/Basic Function:
About This Role:

The Department of Mathematics at Lamar University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning in the Fall 2023 semester. Applicants should have an earned PhD in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or Statistics prior to the start date. These faculty will support, participate in, and enhance the current Master's of Science in Mathematics degree program, as well as teach courses for undergraduate majors and engineering majors.

We seek candidates with plans for continuing scholarly activity that include publication of research papers in peer-reviewed conferences and journals and/or submission of grants and contract proposals to various funding agencies. Faculty of Lamar University are also expected to participate in service opportunities at the department, college, and university levels (e.g. advising students, serving as mentors to students, participating in committees). Finally, candidates should be prepared to teach any combination of courses in the undergraduate curricula in mathematics and teach master's courses. Tenure-stream faculty in the Department of Mathematics have a maximum teaching load of 12 credit-hours per semester. Faculty conducting research can apply for a reduced load of 9 credit-hours per semester. The initial salary will be commensurate with experience.

Home to 15,000 students, Lamar University, located near Houston in Beaumont, TX, is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities, and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The 292-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana. The university has been nationally recognized for the quality of its core curriculum and the diversity of its student body. Compared to other universities near Houston. Lamar's small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio allow students to build meaningful relationships with expert faculty who truly care about their success. LU stresses academic achievement by emphasizing hands-on learning at all levels, providing ample opportunities for undergraduate research and supporting an excellent Honors Program. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Several LU colleges and programs hold additional specialized certifications recognizing their quality and expertise.

As the largest and most inclusive academic unit within the university, the College of Arts and Sciences contributes significantly to the cultural and academic characteristics that distinguishes Lamar as a Member of the Texas State University System. Our programs perform at the highest levels with constant enthusiasm for excellence.

The College of Arts and Sciences include some 220 faculty, 100 staff members and houses approximately 5,000 majors. The College is comprised of twelve academic departments, many of which house multiple programs and disciplines. In addition, the College includes a variety of interdisciplinary, pre-professional, and teacher preparation programs that cross educational boundaries. While providing a majority of the courses included within the university's Core Curriculum, the College likewise offers hundreds of specialized courses to support its baccalaureate and graduate degree programs.

Located in the Lucas Building on the Lamar University campus, the Department of Mathematics has twelve tenured faculty members and nine full-time instructors. The department offers a full range of courses in pure and applied mathematics, statistics, and provides support for students pursuing degrees in elementary and secondary school certification. The programs in the Department of Mathematics include a B.S. and B.A. degrees in Mathematics, and M.S. degree in Mathematics. Degree programs provide flexibility of course selection, according to a student's career path. Advising is integral to success and, consequently, faculty members assist with scheduling and career planning throughout students' undergraduate and graduate years.

Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.

Interested applicants may apply at jobs.lamar.edu, including the following documents to be uploaded:

1. Letter of Interest2. Curriculum Vitae3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy4. Statement of Research Agenda5. 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 can be emailed to Jacqueline Jensen-Vallin (interim chair) at jjensenvalli@lamar.edu.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2022.

Benefits - Job Perks:

At Lamar University one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

Our Comprehensive Benefits Package

  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • State of Texas Retirement plans
  • Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
  • Paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays.


Minimum Qualifications:
What You’ll Need to Succeed – Minimum Qualifications

To be successful in this role and a great addition to our team we need you to come with the following:
  • Applicants should have an earned PhD in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or Statistics prior to the start date.


Preferred Qualifications:


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.

Salary: Commensurate

Work Hours:

Posting Date:

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:


To apply, visit https://jobs.lamar.edu/.

Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.





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