Oglethorpe University, Mathematics and Computer Science

Position ID: 2674-TT [#19181]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Tenure-track, Math or related, Social Justice and Equity focus
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Brookhaven, Georgia 30319-2556, United States
Subject Area: Math or closely related field
Application Deadline: 2022/01/21 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/12/04, finished 2022/07/23, listed until 2022/06/04)
Position Description:    

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Position: Assistant Professor of Mathematics (Tenure-track) 
Institution: Oglethorpe University 
Location: Brookhaven (Atlanta), Georgia 
Start Date: August, 2022 
Teaching Load: 3-3. Each class meets 3 hours per week. 
Contact: John Merkel, Chair of Division IX - Mathematics and Computer Science (mathematics@oglethorpe.edu)

Job Description: 
Oglethorpe University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mathematics position with a focus on Social Justice and Equity in the mathematics curriculum. While a candidate will have opportunities to teach upper and lower-division courses throughout the mathematics curriculum, we are particularly interested in those with interest and experience in Calculus prerequisites, Introductory Statistics, and/or Mathematics for the Liberal Arts. The position has a 3-3 teaching load, and an expectation of research and university service. As a small Liberal Arts institution with a focus on quality instruction, we welcome applicants with research that directly relates to pedagogical issues. 

Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Statistics, Data Science, or a closely related field. Applicants should also have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds. Applications submitted by January 21, 2022 will receive full consideration. Applications will be reviewed until an offer is accepted. 

The hire will have access to professional growth funds for membership dues to professional organizations, travel to regional conferences, purchase of software, and other approved expenditures. Additional funds are available by application to support activities such as speaking at conferences or attending workshops. 

About the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science: 
The successful candidate will join six faculty as a contributing member of Division IX – Mathematics and Computer Science. Division IX strives to provide a collegial, egalitarian, supportive, and healthy work environment. As such, the new candidate can expect that members of Division IX will happily provide mentorship and support (e.g. course materials, guidance on performance reviews, etc.) in the transition to a new work environment. Additionally, the new hire will have input into matters concerning Division IX, such as curriculum development, promotion of our disciplines across campus, development of new tracks and related majors, and program assessment. 

In addition to the lower and upper-division courses that support the Mathematics Major/Minor and STEM programs at Oglethorpe, Division IX members teach in the Core program through the regular offering of Mathematics and Human Nature - a required course for all undergraduates. 

About Oglethorpe University: 
Oglethorpe University is a small and growing liberal arts institution. Dedication to students and quality teaching are highly valued at Oglethorpe. Our campus is located in the urban environment of Brookhaven, Georgia, with easy access to the cultural offerings of Atlanta and its surrounding cities (e.g. about 15 minutes to the Midtown Arts District via the MARTA rail system). 

The university currently enrolls a diverse population of nearly 1,500 students who represent more than 30 states and 30 countries. More than half of Oglethorpe’s students identify as persons of color and 40 percent are the first in their families to attend college. Candidates from historically excluded groups, whose work furthers the institution’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals, and who bring varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. 

Oglethorpe is committed to fostering a campus community and intellectual environment that recruits and maintains diverse faculty and staff, promotes a culture of respect for diverse experiences and perspectives, and understands and addresses the role of inequality in shaping our individual and collective identities. We value faculty mentorship and support faculty teaching, research, and development through the Office of the Provost which works closely with the VP of DEI. 

Application Process: 
A complete application includes the following: 
  • Letter of Interest specific to Oglethorpe University 
    • The letter should address the pedagogical and research focus of the position, and the applicant’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Teaching Portfolio that includes
    • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
    • Specific class activities and/or assignments that reflect that philosophy
    • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (evals, etc.)
    • Other relevant items (optional)
  • At least two letters of reference
    • At least one letter should address the applicant’s teaching.
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Other relevant items (optional) 
Direct inquiries to Dr. John Merkel, Chairperson of Division IX (mathematics@oglethorpe.edu) 

Oglethorpe University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Oglethorpe prohibits discrimination against all applicants and employees based on race; age; color; religion; national origin or ancestry; sex; sexual orientation; gender; gender identity or gender expression; marital status; pregnancy; childbirth or related medical conditions; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; veteran status; or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
4484 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319