Truman State University, School of Science & Mathematics

Position ID: 3047-TT1 [#23594, F052P]
Position Title: Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Fall 2024
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Kirksville, Missouri 63501, United States
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/10/20, listed until 2024/04/20)
Position Description:    

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Position: The Department of Mathematics at Truman State University invites applications for at least one tenure-track position to begin August 2024. The position is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Responsibilities: Provide classroom instruction in a variety of courses for both mathematics majors and non-majors, including courses that support the liberal arts and sciences, non-major support courses, and upper-level mathematics courses; Advise and mentor undergraduate students, including the supervision of student capstone projects and other student research projects; maintain an active scholarship program consistent with Truman's Teacher-Scholar model; provide service to the department, university, and community. Required Qualifications: The position requires a Ph.D. in mathematics or applied mathematics, or a Ph.D. in a related field with at least 18 graduate credits in mathematics. (ABD candidates will be considered with an expected Ph.D. completion prior to the start of the next contract date in August 2025.)

Candidates will be evaluated on: demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching mathematics; evidence of strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; the ability to teach a variety of mathematics courses; the ability to conduct research and advise and mentor undergraduate students, including the supervision of capstone projects and other research projects; and the desire and ability to support Truman’s liberal arts and sciences mission. The ability to contribute to the department’s Actuarial Science program is also a plus.

Benefits: Truman offers an attractive benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; retirement contributions and paid sick leave. Paid parental leave and tuition discount are available for eligible employees after one year. For more information, visit

Program: The Department of Mathematics is part of the School of Science and Mathematics at Truman State University. The department has 12 faculty members and approximately 80 students in the undergraduate major, graduating approximately 25 mathematics students yearly. The department also offers minors in Mathematics, Mathematical Biology, supports an Actuarial Science minor, and provides classes to support majors in a variety of disciplines including education, business, and the sciences. The Department also offers courses in the Dialogues (Truman’s liberal studies core curriculum) and opportunities for faculty members to pursue interdisciplinary teaching and research.

The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 3,500 students who make up its student body are well prepared for the challenging academics in a supportive environment. More than 25% engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Nearly 40% gain leadership experience, and nearly half plan to go on to graduate or professional school. Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research, and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among the state’s public four-year colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report, and Washington Monthly consistently ranks Truman as one of the best master’s universities in the nation. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgments, visit

The Community: Located in northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to being the home of Truman, Kirksville is the birthplace of osteopathic medicine and features a medical school, dental school and community college, and the Kirksville School District is consistently recognized for academic excellence. The community takes pride in several annual events including the Red, White and Blue Festival and the FLATS Trail Half-Marathon. The charming downtown area features an arts center, as well as several local shops and restaurants. It is also the site of numerous community events including weekly farmers’ markets from May through October, as well as the Red Barn Arts and Craft Festival each fall. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville Regional Airport to Chicago O’Hare provide quick access to one of the country’s major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at

Application: The application process is handled by the School of Science and Mathematics. Applications must be submitted electronically at For assistance with submitting an application, please contact Human Resources at 660-786-4031 or Completed applications must include a letter of application that clearly addresses the qualifications and evaluative criteria listed above, a statement of teaching philosophy, current curriculum vitae, official or unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available. Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. David Garth, Professor of Mathematics,

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101, 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501, 660-785-4031 or

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Contact: David Garth
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100 E. Normal
Mathematics Department
Kirksville, MO 63501
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