University of Southern Mississippi, School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Position ID: USM-APM [#19225, req# 2375]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2022/05/20 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/12/09, listed until 2022/06/09)
Position Description:    

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position of Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences to begin in August 2022. The successful candidate is expected to be committed to high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching and to develop a research program that engages with the doctoral program in Computational Science with emphasis on mathematics. Applications are encouraged from candidates in traditional areas of Computational Science/Applied Mathematics as well as candidates with expertise in Data Science.

A Doctorate in Mathematics or a related field with at least 18 graduate credit hours in Mathematics is required by the start of the appointment. The successful candidate must be able to engage in effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In accordance with the Mississippi IHL Board Directive and Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, The University of Southern Mississippi requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to have an approved legal exemption and/or accommodation on file with Human Resources prior to their anticipated start date.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics, curriculum development, and service to the School and University commensurate with expectations of all faculty. The expected teaching load is 6-9 student credit hours per semester. Experience teaching introductory mathematics or mathematics education courses at the college level, experience teaching online courses, experience mentoring mathematics research students and experience with recruitment will be considered positively.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

Applications must be submitted online at requisition nr. 2375 (direct link: and must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcripts and the contact information for three professional references. Applicants may be contacted later to submit three letters of recommendation. Official transcripts will be required prior to a campus interview.

Review of applications begins December 13, 2021, and applications received before this date will receive priority. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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Contact: Sharon King, 601.266.4934, 601.266.6075 (fax)
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The University of Southern Mississippi
School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
118 College Drive #5043
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
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