Soka University of America

2109 20809Position ID: 2109-ASSTPROF [#20809]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Aliso Viejo, California 92656, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2022/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/23, listed until 2022/12/01)
Position Description:    

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Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Mathematics beginning August 2023. This position will support SUA’s General Education curriculum for Liberal Arts majors. The teaching load per academic year is five courses. The teaching responsibilities include introductory-level courses in mathematics, as well as at least one cross-disciplinary course (Core, Modes of Inquiry, or Learning Cluster; see our catalog at for course descriptions). The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to engage students in small classroom settings and to develop a productive program of research and scholarship. 

SUA is a selective four-year institution offering a challenging B.A. in the liberal arts with a mission to foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life. The university promotes integrated education and aims to cultivate close intellectual relations between faculty and students through mentorship. Students have a choice of concentrations—Environmental Studies, Humanities, International Studies, Life Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Faculty are encouraged to incorporate cross-disciplinary perspectives into their courses, and we invite our candidates to consider how they might do so. While at SUA, each student is required to take at least one mathematics course, meant to expose students to the true nature of mathematical inquiry. 

SUA is open to students of all nationalities and beliefs and is committed to diversity in its academic community. About half of SUA students come from the US, and half come from over 45 other countries.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field, and preferably will have postdoctoral experience. Ability to teach a wide range of undergraduate mathematics courses is required. We also welcome applications from those who could teach a course in computer science or data science. However, we are interested in applicants from all branches of mathematics, without preference for those applicants who have computer/data science interests. Applicants should be versatile enough to teach outside their area of specialization and demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. 

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens. 

Benefits / Salary: 
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits. 

Deadline for Applications: December 1, 2022. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy with regard to students from diverse backgrounds who are pursuing a liberal arts major, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a two-page statement of research interests written for a non-specialist (including non-mathematicians) audience and three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which must specifically address teaching, submitted directly from referees through the Interfolio platform. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check. 

Soka University requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If hired, you are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of your employment at Soka University, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide your vaccination record on your first day of employment.

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