Columbus State University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 2870-APAMDS [#19349]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics / Data Science
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Columbus, Georgia 31907, United States
Application Deadline: finished (2021/12/23, finished 2023/06/24)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics / Data Science

Job ID: 235172
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of nearly 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Columbus, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community -

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence - the Spencer House - in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at .

Inclusion is one of Columbus State University's values. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan specifically states that we will work “to attain a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” The range of diverse students at CSU is reflected by the diverse student organizations, including Collegiate 100 Men of CSU, Collegiate Women of Columbus State University, Minority Association of Premedical/Prehealth Students, Pride +, CHispA, and others.

Job Summary
??The Department of Mathematics at Columbus State University invites applications for three (3) tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2022.

The College of Letters and Sciences values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

The position will include a workload of teaching 12 hours per semester of Mathematics and Data Science courses at undergraduate levels, research and scholarship, academic advising, service for the department and for the University. The selected candidate will join a group of 14 full-time faculty members in the department including mathematicians, statisticians, and mathematics educators. The department offers baccalaureate degrees in mathematics, mathematics and secondary education, and applied mathematics; we are also committed to maintaining a proactive role in the mathematical preparation of K-12 teachers and are establishing a BS Program in Applied Mathematical Sciences with Data Science and Actuarial Science concentrations. Collaborative efforts between math, science, and education faculty recently led to the funding of two major grants (a UTeach replication grant worth up to $1.4 million and a Noyce Scholarship grant worth approximately $1.2 million).

Required Qualifications
Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Applied Mathematics, or an earned doctorate in Data Science field with strong foundation in Mathematics, or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution by August 1, 2022; excellent written and oral communication skills; a demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching at all levels; excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills; and sustainable research and publication plans. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to active learning in the classroom and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference may be given to candidates with research interest in Data Science, Actuary Science, Financial Math, Numerical Analysis, Operational Research, or Mathematics Education

Required Documents to Attach
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to an offer being extended)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  • Three letters of recommendation (emailed directly from individuals able to assess your qualifications for this position to: - Attn: Dr. Guihong Fan).

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to

Conditions of Employment
Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Columbus State University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a sense of belongingness for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of Columbus State University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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