Lewis University

Position ID: 1678-ASSTPROF [#20582, 9880FF]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Romeoville, Illinois 60446-1832, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: finished (2022/09/07, finished 2023/09/09, listed until 2023/03/07)
Position Description:    

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Job Description Summary Lewis University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

The ideal candidate will be a skillful and enthusiastic teacher who is strongly committed to interactive, student-centered teaching of undergraduate mathematics in a liberal arts setting and who is willing to work with students not only in the classroom but out of it, including on research projects and math-related extracurricular activities.

*Applications will be under review on or after November 1, 2022.*

Responsibilities Responsible to model the University Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence to constituencies, respectful collaboration and active support of the University’s Mission and Catholic and Lasallian higher education.

Responsibilities include: -Teach 24 credit hours per academic year -Service to the department and university -Continued professional development, broadly defined.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses for majors and non-majors, work on other degree opportunities, and assist with recruitment activities. The appointee will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in a variety of formats including traditional, online, and blended classes. The faculty will become a member of the Department of Engineering, Computing, and Mathematical Sciences (ECaMS) within the College of Aviation, Science, and Technology. The department includes Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science and Computer Engineering.

The Mathematics Program at Lewis University strives toward establishing itself as one of the top regional mathematics programs known for its active and pedagogically innovative faculty and quality graduates. Lewis comprises of an active and collaborative faculty who continually work together in order to improve our curriculum and offer opportunities that service our students and community. Our faculty are not afraid to try new things, and all of us are committed to providing quality, student-centered teaching. We use a variety of innovative teaching methods like project-based learning, inquiry-based learning (IBL), discovery learning, mastery grading, tactile activities, flipped classrooms, etc. We have also implemented new general education courses that are specifically designed to be taught using methods beyond traditional lecture. One course, Win, Lose, or Draw, is a math course that teaches probability and analytical reasoning skills using games and a discovery-learning approach. Another course, Storytelling with Data, teaches data analytics and statistics as a project-based course. Additionally, our faculty are also involved in scholarship and regularly give presentations related to our research fields, which include graph theory, abstract algebra, combinatorics, optimization, and mathematical modeling. All of our faculty have worked with at least one student on a research project, and we have had over 50 students conduct independent research projects and present them at regional and national conferences over the past eight years. Since we are interested in innovation and improving our teaching, many of our faculty are also involved in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects to help us assess the effectiveness of our innovative techniques. Engaging in service to our local community and the general mathematics community is also important to us. We organize and participate in the local Math Teachers’ Circles, run student outreach programs like summer math camps and introductory programming courses, and serve as judges for math and programming competitions. Many of our faculty are active board members of various MAA committees and run mini-courses, paper session organizers, and presenters of pedagogical and mathematical research at conferences.

Minimum Qualifications The ideal candidate will have a PhD in pure or applied mathematics, statistics, or mathematics education. All areas of specialization will be considered.

Please include a research statement (no more than 3 pages) and a Diversity Statement, which may include the applicant’s interpretation of diversity, equity and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how background and educational and/or professional experiences have prepared the applicant for supporting diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at Lewis University (no more than 3 pages). Preferred Qualifications Work hours Full time; beginning fall of 2023

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Contact: Kristin Dienst-Braun, 8158365713
Email: email address
Postal Mail:
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
Web Page: www.lewisu.edu