Columbia College Chicago, Science and Mathematics

3115 21755Position ID: 3115-FTFAC [#21755]
Position Title: Full-Time Tenure-track Assistant Professor
Position Type: Other
Position Location: Chicago, Illinois 60605, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: none (posted 2022/12/07)
Position Description:    

Job Description – Full-Time Tenure-track Assistant Professor Department of Science and Mathematics Statistics

Columbia College Chicago actively promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion as vitally important to its present and future success. These principles are essential to the educational experiences of our students, staff, and faculty.

The Department of Science and Mathematics of Columbia College Chicago seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in Statistics with employment starting in August 2023.

The Department of Science and Mathematics invites applicants for a tenure-track position to teach introductory level, undergraduate courses in statistics and mathematics. The person hired for this role will be asked to lead an effort to develop a robust set of general education statistics courses to supplement the department’s current offerings. A Ph.D. is required and preference will be given to those with a Ph.D. in statistics or other related mathematics disciplines. The teaching load will be 3 courses per semester depending on the number of credits per course for a total of 18 credit hours per academic year.

In addition to expertise in their field, successful candidates must exhibit excellent teaching and scholarly credentials and be passionate about undergraduate and graduate education.

The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (SLAS) is home to 300 full- and part-time faculty and staff in the departments of Science and Mathematics, American Sign Language, English and Creative Writing, and Humanities, History, and Social Sciences. SLAS departments provide the bulk of the college’s general education curriculum, known as the “Columbia Core.” SLAS offers an MFA in Creative Writing and undergraduate majors in American Sign Language, Deaf Studies, English, Creative Writing, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, and Cultural Studies, and fifteen minors such as Black World Studies, Biology, Latino and Latin American Studies, Philosophy and Religion, Professional Writing, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Duties & Responsibilities: • Teach at the undergraduate level in areas assigned by the Department Chair. While there are no graduate programs in SCMT, there may be opportunities to teach graduate courses in other programs. • Engage with the broader scholarly and professional communities. • Supervise and advise and mentor students. • Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high-quality, inclusive curriculum consistent with the Columbia College Chicago commitment to equity and social justice. • Commit to continuing professional development. • Provide service to the college, profession and community. • Actively follow and promote Columbia College Chicago policies.

We seek individuals with a demonstrated ability to work with students from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds, and whose creative, scholarly and/or professional work aligns with our commitment to dismantling systems of privilege and oppression. All faculty members are expected to advance the College's DEI mission. For more information on the office of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion please visit:

Required Qualifications: • Ph.D. in statistics or related fields

Desired Qualifications: • Professional experience and college teaching experience are highly desirable where applicable. • Experience with and evidence of commitment to the development of inclusive curriculum consistent with the Columbia College Chicago commitment to equity and social justice.

Application: To apply for this position, submit the following materials online:

• A letter outlining the applicant’s background, qualifications, and vision for the position. • A curriculum vitae. • An Evidence of Inclusive Excellence Statement describing actions you have taken to support and advance diversity, equity, access and inclusion in service, teaching, or research/creative activity. Please be succinct with your response. • Contact information for three references. References will not be contacted without prior consultation with the applicant. • A statement of teaching philosophy.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, apply by November 28, 2022.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee and is subject to change based on the needs of the department and/or college.

About the College: Columbia College Chicago is a private not-for-profit college for creatives serving nearly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Columbia College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Located in downtown Chicago’s South Loop, the College is centered in one of the world's most lively urban cultural areas. Its many competitive advantages include its strong reputation in the creative industries, outstanding faculty and passionate students, impressive technological and physical resources, and a sincere commitment to bringing diverse voices and experiences into proximity with each other to shape new forms of creative practice. At Columbia, we offer a rewarding work environment for our faculty and staff. We take pride in offering competitive benefits with affordable health, dental and vision coverage; flexible spending accounts; commuter benefit program, life and accidental, death & dismemberment coverage; paid and unpaid leave options; work/life benefits; educational assistance programs; and retirement and financial planning benefits.

We invite you to join our talented faculty and staff and become part of our collective aspiration to ensure Columbia prepares students for success in their creative fields through innovation, engagement and real-world experiences.

Additional Information: • Position subject to a background screening. • This is a non-union position. • This position is overtime exempt.

Columbia College Chicago is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations concerning civil rights. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

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