Millikin University, Mathematics and Actuarial Science

Position ID: 1654-AP [#12360]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Decatur, IL 62522, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2018/11/15 finished (2018/08/24, finished 2019/02/03, listed until 2019/02/24)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science at Millikin University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Mathematics to begin on August 1, 2019. The initial appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, though appointment at a higher rank commensurate with experience is possible.  The successful candidate for this position will take a leading role in the new computer science major that commences Fall 2019. 

A Ph.D. in Mathematics or a related discipline conferred before August 2019 is required. Applicants with specialties in applied or computational mathematics who have extensive experience in computer programming are especially desired, but applicants with strong teaching credentials from any field of mathematics with programming experience are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching mathematics and computer science is required. The successful applicant must maintain a program of active scholarship and supervise research projects by undergraduate students. Duties include a 12-hour teaching load per semester, advising students, and committee responsibilities.  Course load may include introductory programming, operating systems, computer organization and architecture, parallel and distributed processing, and advanced courses in computer science as well as courses throughout the undergraduate mathematics curriculum.

Millikin University is a private, comprehensive institution serving approximately 2,100 undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time students who study in four colleges/schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts and Professional Studies. Situated on an attractive seventy-acre campus in Decatur, Illinois (population of 85,000), Millikin is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago, 150 miles west of Indianapolis, and 120 miles northeast of St. Louis. A Millikin education is characterized by performance learning - a unique approach to learning that builds the confidence to succeed before and after graduation < >. Students apply their learning to experiences both in Decatur and around the world.

Millikin offer majors in mathematics, mathematics with actuarial science, data science, and mathematics education (secondary certification), as well as dual-degree partnerships in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer science. Over the past decade, 100% of our majors have secured employment or entered graduate school within six months after graduation. The Department teaches many courses in support of the University's general education program and in support of the Tabor School of Business. Information about the Department, including descriptions of courses offered, can be found at the website: < >.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a teaching dossier or equivalent documentation that outlines their teaching experience and effectiveness, and arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent. Application review will begin November 15, 2018. Applicants should indicate whether they plan to attend the Joint Mathematics Meetings Baltimore, MD in January 2019. Applications should be directed to Dr. Joe Stickles, Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science, and materials should be submitted electronically at < >.  Any questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Stickles at

Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of background check.  Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Millikin University has an institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and welcomes applications from all candidates with exceptional qualifications. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.

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Contact: Joe Stickles, 2174246290
Postal Mail:
1184 W Main St
Decatur, IL 62522
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