Metropolitan State University of Denver

Position ID: 1891-APMS [#20878]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics/Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Denver, Colorado 80217, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: finished (2022/09/28, finished 2024/03/30)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor of Mathematics/Statistics

Position Number: F00161
Salary for Announcement: The salary range for these positions is $60,000 – $62,000 at Assistant Professor rank. The salaries of the finalists selected for these roles will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, education, experience, specialty and training.MSU Denver offers excellent benefits that include medical, dental, retirement, tuition benefit, free RTD pass, and more. To learn more about these options, visit our Employee Benefits Summary page.
Employee Category: Faculty-CAT I
Department: Mathematics and Statistics

Position Summary:
Metropolitan State University of Denver invites applications for two positions at assistant professor level in either Statistics or Applied Mathematics, to begin August 1, 2023. These are nine-month tenure-track appointments reporting to the chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. All statistical and applied mathematical research fields are encouraged to apply.

Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics are committed to active and strategic initiatives in our work toward educational equity and promoting a culture of access and inclusion for our students, staff, and faculty. We seek to sustain an inclusive community where all individuals at MSU Denver and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics are respected, feel a sense of belonging, and are provided proper resources and skillsets to be successful. This success is not limited to our liberal arts and sciences focused education, but also to the broader development of our students as engaged citizens and valued contributors to their discipline, the community, and our society.

At MSU Denver, we recognize the value of everyone and every group as part of an inclusive community of belonging. The College of Letters, Arts and Sciences has a vibrant Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement that highlights those values. Differences can include but are not limited to culture, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, language, sex, physical appearance, pregnancy, marital/partner status, age, (dis)ability, neurodiversity, creed, religious or spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, class, education, gender identity/expression, veteran status, political affiliation, political philosophy, and more. We recognize that these differences can be visible or invisible.

MSU Denver is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for underrepresented and historically minoritized groups. Our student population consists of over 57% first-generation students and over 50% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) located in downtown Denver. As the third largest institution of higher education in Colorado and the only institution with an open access mission, MSU Denver is a model university in providing support for all college students to achieve their academic goals. The University serves an undergraduate student population among the most diverse in the state, including the most first-generation students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students.

Teach 18 credit hours of undergraduate mathematics courses per year, including probability and statistics upper division courses, programming courses in R or Python, and evening and online courses.

The successful candidate will also advise students; participate in course and program development and in scholarly and professional development activities; perform university and community service; perform other duties as assigned by the chair; and work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population.

Required Qualifications:
Doctorate in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics with a Concentration in Applied Mathematics, or Mathematics with a Concentration in Statistics, completed by August 1, 2023.

Preferred Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have:
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Evidence of potential for continued scholarly activity
  • Experience teaching mathematics and/or statistics at the undergraduate level with evidence of effective teaching
  • Broad interests in undergraduate education, including mentoring undergraduate research, and recruitment and/or retention of students from underrepresented groups
  • Experience working with and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse urban student population, including (but not limited to) BIPOC students, LBGTQIA students, students from low-income backgrounds, first-generation students, students with disabilities, undocumented students, non-traditional students, student veterans, and ESL students

Posting Date: 09/28/2022
Closing Date:
Closing Instructions: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant:
Complete applications received by Friday, October 28, 2022 at 11:59 PM MST will receive full consideration, but applications will be accepted after this date until the positions are filled. All applications must be submitted through the university’s online system,

For an application to be considered complete, the following documents must be included:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Letter of Application
3. Teaching Philosophy that describes the values, beliefs, and goals you apply to teaching and learning, including how you meaningfully contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
4. Research Statement
5. Student Evaluations
6. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts. Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.
7. A list of all mathematics or statistics courses taught uploaded into the section labelled “Courses Taught.” If this information is included within the CV, please skip this section.
8. References. Provide a list of three professional references who will each submit a letter of recommendation; these individuals must know the applicant’s expertise and teaching effectiveness. Each letter of recommendation must be submitted from the recommending person directly to the following email address: no later than Friday, November 4, 2022.

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