University of Mississippi, Mathematics

Position ID: 706-IAP [#19429]
Position Title: Instructional Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: University, Mississippi 38677, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: finished (2022/01/18, finished 2022/11/05)
Position Description:    

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Position Description

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a permanent position at the rank of Instructional Assistant Professor beginning in August 2022.  This is a non-tenure-track position with a promotional ladder leading to the rank of Instructional Professor. The successful applicant will be expected to teach four courses per semester.  These will be mostly undergraduate major courses, some of which may be taught in an online format. While this is primarily an instructional position, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department. This may include advising undergraduate students, serving on academic committees, and participating in recruiting and orientation events.

About the Department of Mathematics
The Mathematics Department consists of nineteen tenured/tenure-track professors, one instructional and two visiting professors, ten instructors, and about 30 graduate students. For more information, see


Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Non-Tenure Track


Minimum Qualifications

A PhD in Mathematics, Statistics or a related field, earned no later than August 15, 2022 is required. Competitive candidates will have demonstrated teaching ability, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and an energetic commitment to undergraduate education.


Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022. The position will remain open until filled or an adequate applicant pool is established. Applicants must apply online at ; The application must include: (1) cover letter outlining interest and suitability for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement (no more than two pages) which includes a description of the applicant’s experience and teaching interests.  (4) The candidate should arrange for three letters of recommendation, at least two of which directly address the candidate’s teaching sent to


About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

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Contact: Dr. Laura Sheppardson
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Department of Mathematics
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