Truman State University, School of Science & Mathematics

Position ID: 3047-TENURETRACK1 [#21047]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Statistics, and Data Science Fall 2023
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Kirksville, Missouri 63501, United States
Subject Area: Mathematics & Statistics
Application Deadline: (posted 2022/10/10, listed until 2023/04/10)
Position Description:    

Position: Truman State University invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 2023. The position is a shared position between the Mathematics and Statistics departments, and is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Responsibilities: Provide classroom instruction in a variety of courses for both mathematics and statistics majors and non-majors, including courses that support the liberal arts and sciences, non-major support courses, and upper-level major courses; Advise and mentor mathematics majors; conduct research and mentor undergraduate students, including the supervision of student capstone projects and other student research projects; provide service to the department, university, and community; provide instruction in online graduate data science courses; advise and mentor undergraduate and Master’s-level Statistics and Data Science students, including supervising graduate thesis projects.

Required Qualifications: The position requires a Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics or data science or a related field with at least 18 graduate credits in mathematics is required, and at least 18 graduate credits in statistics or data science. (ABD candidates will be considered with an expected Ph.D. completion prior to the start of the next contract date in August 2024.)

Candidates will be evaluated on demonstrated potential for and evidence of excellence in teaching; evidence of strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; the ability to teach a variety of new and existing mathematics courses, especially courses in areas of applied mathematics; the ability to advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, including the supervision of capstone projects, master's theses and other research projects; ability to teach multiple graduate courses taught within the professional data science and analytic storytelling program, using modern statistical software (including R); and the desire and ability to support Truman’s liberal arts and sciences mission. Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience. Truman offers an attractive benefits package including life, health, and disability insurance. Programs: The Department of Mathematics is part of the School of Science and Mathematics at Truman State University. The department has 11 faculty members and approximately 100 students in the undergraduate major, graduating approximately 25 mathematics students yearly. The department also offers minors in Mathematics, Mathematical Biology, and Actuarial Science, and provides classes to support Truman’s Liberal Arts Curriculum as well as majors in a variety of disciplines including education, business, and the sciences. Opportunities for faculty members to pursue interdisciplinary teaching and research exist within the School and as part of the University Liberal Arts Curriculum. More information about the Mathematics Department can be found at

The Department of Statistics at Truman State University has, in addition to an undergraduate statistics major with concentrations in classical statistics and data science, recently launched a Professional Masters Degree in Data Science and Analytic Storytelling. The department has 10 full-time faculty members with a variety of specialties who support our programs and campus-wide needs with over 50 sections of undergraduate statistics and 20 sections of graduate data science courses annually. We also offer an undergraduate Statistics Minor and actively support an Actuarial Science minor, statistically-related majors across campus, and other interdisciplinary areas such as environmental science. More information about the department can be found at The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 4,000 students who make up its student body are well prepared for the challenging academics in a supportive environment. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience and nearly half go on to graduate or professional school within a year of earning a degree. Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report, and Washington Monthly consistently ranks Truman as one of the best master’s universities in the nation. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgments, visit The Community: Located in northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to being the home of Truman, Kirksville is the birthplace of osteopathic medicine and features a medical school, dental school and community college, and the Kirksville School District is consistently recognized for academic excellence. The community takes pride in several annual events including the Round Barn Blues Festival and the FLATS Trail Half-Marathon. The charming downtown area features an arts center, as well as several local shops and restaurants. It is also the site of numerous community events including the Red, White and Blue Festival in the summer and the Red Barn Arts and Craft Festival each fall. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville Regional Airport to St. Louis provide quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at

Application: The application process is handled by the School of Science and Mathematics. Applications must be submitted electronically at For assistance with submitting an application, please contact Human Resources at 660-786-4031 or Completed applications must include a letter of application that clearly addresses the qualifications and evaluative criteria listed above, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests and goals, current curriculum vitae, official or unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available. Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. David Garth, Mathematics Department Chair,

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101, 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501, 660-785-4031 or

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Contact: David Garth
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100 E. Normal
Mathematics Department
Kirksville, MO 63501
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