Illinois State University, Mathematics

Position ID: 2789-ASSISTANTPROFESSOR [#21394]
Position Title: Algebra/Discrete Mathematics Assistant Pessor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Normal, Illinois 61790, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2022/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/11/02, finished 2023/10/02, listed until 2023/12/01)
Position Description:    

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The Mathematics Department at Illinois State University is seeking applications for one tenure-track position in Algebra or Discrete Mathematics to begin August 16, 2023. Candidates in all areas of algebra and discrete mathematics with outstanding research potential are encouraged to apply.

Duties include teaching courses for major and general departmental programs (typically two courses per semester), research, and service. Refereed research publications, quality teaching, and professional involvement and service are required for promotion and tenure. Candidates will be expected to teach a wide range of course and show a strong commitment to quality teaching. Illinois State University: Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. There are approximately 21,000 students in the six colleges of Illinois State University. In our most recent strategic plan Educate ∙ Connect ∙ Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. Also visit the University’s metrics of excellence at (

Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a metro population of approximately 172,000. The community is also home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Carle BroMenn Medical Center, COUNTRY Financial, State Farm Insurance’s International Headquarters, Central Illinois Regional Airport, and electric truck manufacturer Rivian Motors. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and its citizens’ high level of educational attainment, as well as its parks and recreation, health care, vibrant fine arts scene, job growth, economic opportunity, historic sites, and low crime rates. SmartAsset ranked Bloomington IL, in the top 20 of the most livable cities in the U.S. (2022). Zippia named Bloomington, IL, as #1 on their “Happiest Cities” list (2020), and Best Choice Schools listed the area on its “30 Small College Towns with Great Quality of Life” (2020). Bloomington-Normal is conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis, and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield; many of these locations are accessible from Bloomington-Normal via the Amtrak located 1 block from ISU’s campus. For more information on our community, please visit (

Applicants need to have, or anticipate having, a conferred Ph.D. degree in Mathematics by August 16, 2023. Candidates whose research interests are at the intersection of discrete mathematics and algebra would be preferred. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

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Contact: Cassandra Snelling
Email: email address
Postal Mail:
Campus Box 4520
Normal, IL 61790-4520
Fax: (309) 438-5866
Phone No: (309) 438-8787