Westminster College, Mathematical Sciences

Position ID: 900-MAP [#21924]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate or Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Fulton, Missouri 65251, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: finished (2023/01/09, finished 2024/01/13, listed until 2023/07/09)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Physics at Westminster College seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor beginning Fall 2023. This is a 12-month position as long as the successful candidate fills the role of Coordinator of the Math Pathways. The normal teaching load for tenure-track faculty members is 23-25 credits per academic year, but the successful candidate will receive a 2-course (or 6-credit) release per year as Coordinator of the Math Pathways. The Coordinator of the Math Pathways will work closely with the Assistant Dean of First-Year Experience and the Registrar’s Office to ensure placement of first-time full-time, transfer, and online students in the appropriate Math Pathways course, as well as a smooth transfer credit evaluation of Math courses; assist with developing, implementing, assessing, and improving curriculum and student retention strategies in Math Pathways courses; assist the department chair with hiring, onboarding, mentoring, and evaluation of adjunct faculty teaching Math Pathways courses in all the programs (online, summer, and in-person).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

· Teach a wide range of undergraduate mathematics and/or data science courses

· Collaboratively contribute to interdisciplinary curricular and scholarly efforts within the department as well as across the entire College

· Work with students as academic advisor

· Contribute to departmental program development

· Participate in departmental administrative activities such as assessment, budgeting, course scheduling, etc.

· Participate in faculty governance and committee service

· Maintain regular office hours

· Teach courses in the Westminster First Year Experience

· Maintain an agenda for scholarly, professional, and/or creative activity

· Participate in enrollment activities by meeting with prospective students, preparing recruitment materials, and other activities as requested

Education:

Candidates should have one of the following from a regionally/nationally accredited institution, completed by August 1, 2023.

· Ph.D. in mathematics, data science, or statistics. ABD accepted with a firm completion deadline.

· Ph.D. degree in a closely related field with either an earned 18 hours of graduate coursework in mathematics, data science, or statistics OR at least five years of professional experience in mathematics, data science, or statistics.

· For the rank of Assistant Professor, Master’s Degree considered.

Skills and Experience:

· Evidence of successful teaching experience in a liberal arts setting is required.

· Applicants should be able to teach a wide range of undergraduate mathematics and/or data science courses, with demonstrated experience and success in teaching Math Pathways courses, such as Quantitative Reasoning, Elementary Statistics, and Calculus.

· Successful candidates will also demonstrate the ability to involve students in research, an appreciation of holistic student development, and a commitment to the interdisciplinary life of a small undergraduate campus.

· Preference will be given to candidates who include active learning approaches and incorporate technology with instruction.

· Preference given to candidates with a PhD (ABD with a firm completion date).

ABOUT WESTMINSTER COLLEGE:

Join Westminster College’s faculty in a learning environment where teaching and attention to student growth are the primary focus. Students can choose from more than 30 majors or a self-designed major to pursue a bachelor's degree. At Westminster College, we believe in immersive and enriching experiences that inspire creative thinking and problem solving. We believe in creating opportunities for several different paths to success over a lifetime and the potential to make an impact from wherever you are. For our students, we do this by providing real-world, hands-on learning opportunities, small class sizes, and talented professors dedicated to the individual. Our employees often remark that our tight-knit community creates an atmosphere fostering campus involvement that adapts to all interests. As a result, Westminster continues to be recognized for its excellence in higher education as one of the best small liberal arts colleges in the Midwest. Budget Travel Magazine designated Fulton one of the top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America. In recent years the rate of admittance to graduate school or job placement of our students was 97%, with our graduate earnings ranking in the top 15% nationwide.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:

1) Cover letter

2) Current curriculum vitae

3) Teaching statement

4) Unofficial graduate transcripts showing the highest degree conferred (if the Ph.D. is in progress, a copy of the official transcript of completed Ph.D. hours should also be submitted).

5) Three letters of recommendation with at least one focused on teaching at the undergraduate level

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.


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Westminster College
Dept of Mathematics & Physics
501 Westminster Ave
Fulton, Missouri 65251
Web Page: wcmo.edu