Metropolitan State University, Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 2622-PROFESOOR [#17080]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota 55126, United States
Application Deadline: 2021/02/01 11:59PMhelp popup (accepting applications posted 2020/12/21, listed until 2021/02/01)
Position Description:    

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Metropolitan State University, Minnesota’s public, urban university, is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor. This is a full-time position within the Mathematics and Statistics Department and is expected to start August 16, 2021.

Our vision is to be the premier urban, public, comprehensive system university in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area where the faculty, staff and students of Metropolitan State will reflect the area's rich diversity, build a culturally competent and anti-racist learning community and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to civic engagement.

Metropolitan State University provides an excellent, inclusive and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and lead our communities to a prosperous and equitable future. Metropolitan State University is a three-time recipient of the Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, most recently in 2019. Federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution, AANAPISI), its employees serve approximately 11,000 post-traditional learners, two-thirds of whom identify as belonging to communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college, and/or are eligible for Pell grants. Since we do not operate residential facilities, Metropolitan State University students all commute to class locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Metropolitan State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (Ranked #35 out of 1458 in 2019). The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners. Recognized in 2008 and 2014 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching, scholarship and service designed to support an urban mission.

The University recently completed a strategic plan (FY 20 – FY 24) with a theme of “Building a Resilient, Student Ready University.”

Metropolitan State University has responded to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic by offering nearly all of its courses in a fully online format for the 2020-2021 academic year, limiting any in-person instruction to courses for which in-person learning is essential for students to achieve the learning outcomes. In addition, the majority of employees are working remotely, taking advantage of technological tools to engage students and complete their work. The search for this position will be conducted using web conferencing technology.

Visit the Metropolitan State University website to learn more about the university, our programs, and our students. Learn more about Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System at their website.

The School/Academic Department: Mathematics and statistics are essential in the study of science, technology, and the quantitative nature of the modern world. Students in our programs gain the analytic skills needed to study and solve a wide range of problems. They also develop superior problem-solving and critical thinking skills that are useful in a wide range of careers in science, technology, engineering, business, actuarial science, and education. In a typical academic year, the faculty member will teach five courses, split between two semesters. In addition, the faculty member will engage in scholarship, advising, and service.

Responsibilities: Faculty members are expected to: • Demonstrate ability to teach Statistics and Data Science courses effectively at the undergraduate level • Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement • Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study • Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance and engage in service to the university and community • Demonstrate a commitment to serving a culturally diverse student body through delivering a student-centered education in a liberal arts and sciences context and possess the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.

Minimum Qualifications: • PhD in Statistics, Data Science, or a related field, such as Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Biostatistics, Operations Research, Actuarial Science or Informatics. Only candidates who will finish their PhD before Fall 2021 will be considered • Demonstrated ability to teach at the post-secondary level effectively • Demonstrated ability to teach a wide variety of courses in applied statistics and data science • Demonstrated ability to engage in scholarly research and consultation • Communication skills (written & verbal) to communicate with a variety of persons and groups

Preferred Qualifications: • PhD in Statistics or Data Science • Ability to teach inquiry-based courses in upper division applied statistics and data science courses • Evidence of excellence in teaching • Commitment to student-centered education and a proven ability to work with a diverse university community • Familiarity with programming language such as Python, R, Tableau, etc. • Ability to develop new curriculum and/or revise existing curriculum Please note: Filling of this position is dependent upon budget.

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Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the salary placement process as outlined in the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) Master Agreement.

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization.

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Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date: February 1, 2021

Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application: • Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position • Current curriculum vita or resume • One-page statement of teaching philosophy • Examples of teaching effectiveness (student evaluations, sample syllabi, etc.) • Names of three (3) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers; at least two (2) of the references must be able to address teaching effectiveness • Transcripts - Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date of your highest attained degree, with your name and the academic institution’s name/logo are required. If doctoral study is in progress at the time of application, submit the most recent transcript showing your course of study and progress to date. We are not able to accept copy/paste word documents with a list of courses/grades or DARS reports. If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required • Additional materials may be requested at a later date

For TTY, call Minnesota Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 7-1-1 or 1-800-627-3529.

If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources, at 651.793.1275 or email at METRO-HR-Recruiting

Notice: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.

Metropolitan State University is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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