Xavier University of Louisiana, Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Position ID: 1472-TTAP [#16910]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: New Orleans, Louisiana 70125, United States [map]
Application Deadline: (posted 2020/11/30, listed until 2021/05/30)
Position Description:    

Job Summary

The Department of Mathematics at Xavier University of Louisiana invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning August 2021. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in statistics. The Department of Mathematics at Xavier offers majors in mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities include statistics and/or all levels of mathematics coursesThe successful candidate will teach approximately 12 credit hours each semester, for a total of at least 24 credit hours per academic year. This could include interdisciplinary teaching opportunities in related programs such as Data Science. Applications are encouraged from applicants with a strong background in any current or emerging areas of statistics.  The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, minimizing barriers, and increasing equity and completion rates between members of different demographic groups. 

Duties:​

·      Teach undergraduate statistics and mathematics courses at all levels. Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, remote, and/or any combination thereof. 

·       Advise undergraduate majors in the department

·       Mentor undergraduate students in scholarly projects

·       Engage in research

·       Contribute to the operation and growth of the existing Statistics program.

·       Participate in service activities for the department, university, and community.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

·         Ph.D. in Statistics (conferred by the time of appointment).

·       Strong commitment to teaching a fulltime load of 24 credit hours per academic year

·       Ability to develop and teach face-to-face as well as online classes

·       Demonstrate a strong potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students are essential.

·       Conduct ongoing, independent research resulting in scholarly publications or successful grant proposals.

·       Mentorship and advising of HBCU students leading to readiness for graduate school and the workforce.

·       Ability and willingness to work collegially.

·       Commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

·       Commitment to the mission of Xavier University of Louisiana.

Preferred Criteria

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Advanced training beyond the Ph.D., e.g. Post-doc, industry, etc.

·         Ability to teach undergraduate courses to a diverse student body

·         Ongoing commitment to pedagogical innovation

·         Ability/experience to mentor undergraduate students in statistics research

·         Experience recruiting undergraduate students.

Facts about the Department and University

About our Department and the Position

The Department of Mathematics at Xavier University of Louisiana values teaching and research as essential components of education. The department shares the University’s mission and supports it by preparing students to create a more just and humane society through careers in actuarial science, banking, engineering, medicine, law, and teaching, among many others. The Department of Mathematics offers undergraduate instruction for three mathematics program tracks, namely a BS in math, a BS in math education, and a BS in statistics. In addition, the math department offers a 3+2 joint program with Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC), where a student will get a BS degree in statistics from Xavier University and a master’s degree in biostatistics from LSUHSC in only 5 years. Xavier University's Mathematics Department offers varied options in coursework and major areas of study which are designed to give the student a sound foundation in the Mathematical Sciences. Faculty members engage in ongoing mentorship and research to prepare each student to achieve the individualized goals they establish; especially preparing them for graduate school and good job opportunities. The mathematics department has a good track record of placing their graduates in prominent graduate schools, where most of them have completed their Ph.D.’s successfully.

About Xavier University of Louisiana

Founded in 1925 by Saint Katherine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier is the only Catholic Historically Black College and University (HBCU).  Located in New Orleans, the ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society.  This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.

Required Documentation & Information provided to applicant

How to Apply-Required Documentation:

Qualified candidates are invited to please submit the following materials: (1) A letter of interest emphasizing qualifications for this position; (2) comprehensive curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement of explaining research interest; (5) transcripts; and (6) contact information for three references.  Please contact the search committee chair, Carroll Diaz at cdiaz@xula.edu for additional information or questions.  Xavier University of Louisiana is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  The Department of Mathematics is especially interested in exceptionally well-qualified applicants who will contribute, through their research, teaching, and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.  Screening of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  All applications received before January 22, 2021, are assured consideration.


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Further Info:
 
Mathematics Department
Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70125

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