Georgia Southern University, Department of Mathematical Sciences

72 24242Position ID: GS-MAP [#24242]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Statesboro, Georgia, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: none (posted 2024/01/25)
Position Description:    

About Us 
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern! Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associates, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds! 
Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world. 
Georgia Southern University provides faculty and student access to the Talon High Performance Computing (HPC) Research Cluster, with various software to process data and perform complex computations. Within this setting, the faculty hire would support the proposed MS program in Data Science as well as the undergraduate major.  The Department of Mathematical Sciences is working to modernize its curriculum, moving toward a career-oriented program designed to attract students interested in working in data science, machine learning, environmental or health analytics, or applied statistics, all of which are highly-paid occupations with increasing job opportunities.  We seek an expert to effectively support undergraduate and graduate students, teach required courses, actively participate in the Statistical Consulting Unit, and help to improve the proposed program. 

Location 
Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA 

Department Information 
Department of Mathematical Sciences  
Andrew Sills, Search Chair 
Electronic mail: asills@georgiasouthern.edu 
Telephone: 912-478-5424 

Job Summary 
Reporting to the department chair, the position requires excellence in teaching with classroom instructional load as assigned by the Department Chair; research to be published in academic journals; regular applications for external funding; and service to the department, college, and university at a level consistent with workload.   
The position is a tenure-track academic (10 month) appointment and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Required Qualifications 
Earned Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Data Science, Computer Science, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2024. 
Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives. 
Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development. 
Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline. 

Preferred Qualifications 
Postdoctoral experience and/or experience working in industry 

Proposed Salary 
Commensurate with experience. 
This is an exempt position paid on a monthly basis. 

Required Documents to Attach 
A complete application consists of a cover letter addressing the qualifications cited above (1-2 pages); research statement (5 page max); teaching statement (2 page max); a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references.   

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities 
ABILITIES 
Consistently exhibit engaging customer service 
Ability to support various constituencies served by the University 
Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position 
KNOWLEDGE 
Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success 
SKILLS 
Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills 

Apply Before Date 
Open Until Filled 
Screening of applications begins February 11, 2024 and continues until the position is filled. 
Preferred start date is August 1, 2024. 

Conditions of Employment 
All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy. 
Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.  
Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses. 
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. 
Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request. 
Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University. 
Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community. 

Equal Employment Opportunity 
Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947. 

Other Information 
This is not a supervisory position. 
This position will not be required to drive. 
This role is not considered a position of trust. 

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Contact: Andrew Sills, 912-478-5424
Email: email address
Postal Mail:
Georgia Southern University
Mathematical Sciences
65 Georgia Ave
PO BOX 8093
Statesboro, GA 30460
Web Page: http://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/math/