Bridgewater State University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 537-GEM [#14699]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, General Education in Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02324, United States [map]
Application Deadline: finished (2019/10/02, finished 2020/05/28)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, General Education in Mathematics

Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Department Summary:
Bridgewater State University, located in the geographic heart of Southeastern Massachusetts in the town of Bridgewater, is the teaching university that has served the region since 1840. The 270-acre campus is well within an hour’s drive of Boston, Providence, and Cape Cod. Today, the institution provides more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs through its five colleges – Graduate Studies, Business, Education and Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Science, and Science and Mathematics – to approximately 11,000 students. Bridgewater State University seeks to educate its students to think critically, communicate effectively, and act responsibly within the context of personal ethics. Therefore, the university actively recruits faculty and staff who are, first and foremost, committed to the development of the individual student.

The Mathematics Department’s mission is to introduce students to mathematics and statistics as important areas of human thought, to help students appreciate the beauty and scope of the mathematical sciences, to give students the knowledge necessary to teach mathematics and statistics at the secondary or elementary level, to prepare students for careers in actuarial science, business, government, and industry, to serve the needs of students in fields which rely on mathematics and statistics, and to prepare students for graduate studies in mathematics and statistics. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree with optional concentrations in pure mathematics and statistics, as well as minors in mathematics, statistics, and actuarial science. We also offer graduate programs leading to a Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics (MAT). The Mathematics Department is located in the modern $100M Dana Mohler-Faria Center for Science and Mathematics, and in addition to serving over 250 majors, we provide a large number of courses for the general student population.

Essential Duties:
The Department of Mathematics at Bridgewater State University is accepting applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level. The Department is seeking mathematicians and/or math educators who are passionate about teaching and are dedicated to working with undergraduate students, particularly those who are not mathematics majors. BSU faculty members teach 12 contact hours each semester. The successful candidates will primarily teach and coordinate courses for non-mathematics majors. Additionally, the successful candidates will develop programs of continuing scholarship in which the inclusion of undergraduates is encouraged. Faculty members also advise students, participate in committee work and departmental curriculum development, and provide service to the Mathematics Department and University at large.

Required Qualifications:
A doctoral degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education and teaching experience are required. ABD candidates will be considered. All applicants must provide evidence of teaching experience, scholarly activity, and a commitment to higher education.

Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching, advising, service, and research, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should also have the ability to communicate effectively in speaking and writing, the ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of scholarly activity, and a commitment to public higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidates will have a career commitment to popularizing mathematics among the general student body through first-year, foundational, and terminal mathematics courses for non-majors.

Experience with or interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning mathematics is preferred.

Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Posting Number: F00304P
Open Date: 10/01/2019
Close Date: 12/1/2019
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note that the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
*Cover Letter
*Curriculum Vitae
*Teaching Statement
*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

Applicants should include experiences working with a diverse student populations, as well as efforts to promote equity and inclusivity, in their cover letter or teaching statement.

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Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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