Westminster College

Position ID: 1886-APM [#10911]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Salt Lake City, Utah 84105, United States
Application Deadline: (posted 2017/10/02, listed until 2018/04/02)
Position Description:    

The Mathematics Department invites applications for two assistant professor positions to commence in August 2018. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in Mathematics or Statistics; all fields will be considered. The most important qualification is demonstrated excellence in teaching. Successful candidates will have had full responsibility for teaching a variety of courses. Westminster College’s normal teaching load is 24 semester hours per year, typically 3 courses per semester, including a range of courses, from first year through senior level.

The Mathematics Department seeks to engage the world in a meaningful way and to promote social justice by practicing “mathematics with a conscience.” We employ evidence-based, active-learning practices, and we emphasize, in both our research and teaching, the application of mathematics to understanding and addressing social inequities. We have recently added a Data Science minor, which we hope to grow into a major in the future. We are also active in the college’s new liberal education program, which provides significant opportunities for development of innovative courses that serve students in all majors. Finally, we are in the second year of a $600,000 NSF S-STEM grant to fund scholarships and other initiatives for incoming students majoring in math, computer science, or physics.

Westminster College’s commitment to diversity and global learning is revealed in its core values, mission and vision statements, and learning goals. As part of our work to promote diversity in STEM fields, we are the only post-secondary institution in the state of Utah awarded grant funding by the US Department of Education to host the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, and we’ve recently concluded a term as invited participants in the Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (TIDES) Institute of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. We particularly seek colleagues who are prepared to facilitate the learning of all students, especially those from groups historically underrepresented in higher education, such as students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, and first-generation college students.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in Mathematics or Statistics completed by August 2018. Demonstrated excellence in teaching

Preferred Qualifications: Preparation to facilitate the learning of all students, especially those from groups historically underrepresented in higher education Application & Supplemental Information: A complete application will include the following: 1. A current curriculum vitae, including the names and contact information of four professional references. 2. A one- to two-page letter that addresses your teaching philosophy and experience, as well as the skills and experience that prepare you to facilitate the learning of students from groups historically underrepresented in higher education;

Please apply for this position at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/westminstercollege/promotionaljobs. Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype and at the Joint Mathematical Meetings in early January. For more information about this position, contact Kenan Ince (kince@westminstercollege.edu , 801-832-2843) or Janine Wittwer (jwittwer@westminstercollege.edu or at 801-832-2404), chairs of the search committee. Westminster uses a tenure-like contract system for all faculty in full time positions. This position is contingent on budgetary approval.


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