Xavier University of Louisiana, Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Position ID: 1472-DEVCOORD [#20848]
Position Title: Assistant/Assoicate Professor of Mathematics /Math Coordinator
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: New Orleans, Louisiana 70125, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2022/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/27, finished 2023/05/20, listed until 2023/03/22)
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*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Mathematics at Xavier University of Louisiana invites applications for a tenure-track full time assistant/associate professor of Mathematics as a Early level Math Coordinator starting August 2023. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or related field (e.g., mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics) with a background in education research. The ideal candidate will oversee the coordination and supervision of instructors and lecturers in developmental and early level mathematics courses and serve as the curriculum coordinator for developmental mathematics courses. In addition, the ideal candidate will work alongside the department faculty to develop goals and curricula; and design, implement, and assess the success of developmental mathematics courses. The department is seeking a candidate who is engaged in active learning and student success in mathematics courses. The ideal candidate will be responsible for teaching entry level math courses (including developmental math) and have a record of successful experience with diverse groups of students. The candidate’s experiences should reflect an understanding of the impacts of race, ethnicity, and other identities on the lives and experiences of students. The department is particularly interested in candidates with pedagogical theories and practices in the classroom, as well as experience with instructional technology. Preferences will be given to candidates with experience in a similar position and who possess a solid understanding of undergraduate education and who are committed to developing an innovative, content-based curriculum designed at the university level.


• Teach undergraduate entry level math courses. Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, remote, and/or any combination thereof.

• Advise and mentor undergraduate students.

• Coordinate developmental mathematics courses.

• Participate in service activities for the department, university, and community.

• Ph.D. in mathematics or related field (e.g., mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics) with background in education research at time of application;

• Ability to develop and teach face-to-face as well as online classes;

• Evaluate and research effective teaching methodologies to improve student success in mathematics courses;

• Advanced training beyond the Ph.D., e.g. Post-doc, industry, etc.;

• Ongoing commitment to pedagogical innovation; and

• Experience teaching at the college level in both traditional and online environments.

About our Department and the Position

The Department of Mathematics at Xavier University of Louisiana values teaching and research as essential components of education. The department shares the University’s mission and supports it by preparing students to create a more just and humane society through careers in actuarial science, banking, engineering, medicine, law, and teaching, among many others. The Department of Mathematics offers undergraduate instruction for three mathematics program tracks, namely a BS in math, a BS in math education, and a BS in statistics. Xavier University's Mathematics Department offers varied options in coursework and major areas of study which are designed to give the student a sound foundation in the Mathematical Sciences. Faculty members engage in ongoing mentorship and research to prepare each student to achieve the individualized goals they establish; especially preparing them for graduate school and good job opportunities. The mathematics department has a good track record of placing their graduates in prominent graduate schools, where most of them have completed their Ph.D.’s successfully.

About Xavier University of Louisiana

Founded in 1925 by Saint Katherine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier is the only Catholic Historically Black College and University (HBCU). Located in New Orleans, the ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.

How to Apply-Required Documentation:

Qualified candidates are invited to apply using MathJobs online application site by logging in to https://mathjobs.org. Please submit the following materials: (1) A letter of interest emphasizing qualifications for this position; (2) comprehensive curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement of explaining research interest; (5) transcripts; and (6) contact information for three references. Please contact the search committee chair, Sindhu Unnithan at sunnitha@xula.edu for additional information or questions. Xavier University of Louisiana is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Department of Mathematics is especially interested in exceptionally well-qualified applicants who will contribute, through their research, teaching, and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Screening of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications received before November 15, 2022, are assured consideration.

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Mathematics Department
Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70125