Bemidji State University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 2665-MATH [#17489, 2021-017-BSU]
Position Title: Instructor/Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Bemidji, Minnesota 56601, United States [map]
Subject Area: Introductory math courses
Application Deadline: 2021/04/13 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/03/23, finished 2021/10/16, listed until 2021/09/23)
Position Description:    

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APPOINTMENT DATE: August 17, 2021

JOB TYPE: Fixed-Term

BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY (BSU) invites qualified applicants to join our team as an Instructor or Assistant Professor of Mathematics. BSU’s vision is to educate people to lead inspired lives. To accomplish BSU’s vision, the University prioritizes creating a culture in which diversity is embraced and all people are safe, welcome, and validated. BSU also prioritizes increasing engagement with Indigenous communities to become a destination university.

BSU is located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota and occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. BSU balances rigorous academia with the opportunity to enjoy a fun, robust, outdoor culture. The proximity to the lake and the surrounding north woods allows easy access to an assortment of recreation.

Enrolling around 5,000 students, BSU offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. BSU’s Shared Fundamental Values include civic engagement and leadership, international and multicultural understanding, belief in the power of the liberal arts, and environmental stewardship.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at BSU currently houses undergraduate and graduate programs. These include a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Mathematics with emphases in General Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Actuarial Mathematics. We also offer both BS and Master’s (MS) programs in Mathematics Education and a BS in Computer Science. The Department offers effective programs of study providing students with a core of knowledge in mathematics and allowing specialization in both teaching and non-teaching programs. The department is fully committed to equity and to diversity in our faculty and students and has started a departmental program that helps faculty advance their own understanding of how they can provide more inclusive mathematics and computer science teaching.

Responsibilities of the Instructor/Assistant Professor of Mathematics include:
  • Teaching assigned courses in mathematics and statistics. The assignment may include introductory courses such as Math Reasoning, College Algebra and Applied Statistics along with Multivariable Calculus, Discrete Mathematics and potentially other courses.
  • Advising and supporting students’ academic progress. • Pursuing scholarly and/or creative activities.
  • Serving the University and community and other associated faculty duties.
  • Designing and delivering courses for on-campus and online delivery, as needed.
  • Contributing to a collegial and supportive environment that advances the goals of the department, including curriculum development, assessment, and other departmental governance activities.
  • Contributing to interdisciplinary teaching and involvement in activities that support BSU’s Shared Fundamental Values.
  • Participating in departmental activities that will lead to a more inclusive delivery of mathematics and computer science.
Minimum qualifications for this position include:
  • Earned Ph.D. in Mathematics or closely related field from an accredited institution at the start of employment.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to quality teaching.
Preferred qualifications include:
  • Evidence demonstrating ability to design and deliver online courses with Desire To Learn (D2L) or similar software.
  • Evidence demonstrating effective teaching of both Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to work with students and colleagues from multi-cultural and diverse backgrounds and using culturally responsive pedagogy and practice.
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Bemidji State University is nestled among the pines along the shores of Lake Bemidji, just blocks from a thriving downtown community. In this Northwoods setting, students, staff, and faculty have a variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all the charm and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a tight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who always come out to cheer for the Bemidji State Beavers. While the city of Bemidji — named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung (nicknamed Bemidji) — is home to a diverse population of more than 15,000 people, it serves a regional population of more than 100,000.

Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth, students at Bemidji State University have the opportunity to experience a dynamic local culture and history. Bemidji also sits at the center of the legends of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The famous statues of Paul and Babe greet students as they drive in from the south along Lake Bemidji.

Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban conveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State is conveniently located minutes away from affordable restaurants, cozy coffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more. Small, locally owned shops and art sculptures line the streets of downtown Bemidji, while national chains can be found in and around the Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of department stores and restaurants.

The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji. The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows; restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits; and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.

For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-use trail systems within minutes of campus and community parks with walking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji State Park and its miles of navigable trails is located directly across the lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area — just 12 miles north of campus — offers downhill skiing and BSU-sponsored student transportation in the winter months. Further, the Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes from Bemidji.

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