Western Connecticut State University, Mathematics

Position ID: 2010-ASSISTANTPROFESSORTENURETRACK [#17969, #900-049]
Position Title: Assistant Professor – Tenure Track, Department of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Danbury, Connecticut 06810, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/09/07 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/08/05, listed until 2021/09/07)
Position Description:    

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Western Connecticut State University Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences Department of Mathematics Assistant Professor – Tenure Track Spring 2022

Western Connecticut State University’s Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Mathematics to begin with the Spring 2022 semester.

The Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences is home to 13 departments, 21 undergraduate majors and five graduate majors, and offers a variety of ways for students to further their education. The Department of Mathematics offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mathematics, Bachelor of Science degrees in Secondary Education Mathematics (in collaboration with the Education and Educational Psychology Department), and in Applied and Computational Mathematics with options in the mathematics of data science and machine learning, actuarial science, and applied differential equations and scientific computing, a Master’s degree in Mathematics, and a Mathematics minor. Additional information about the Mathematics department may be at www.wcsu.edu/math/.

WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.

Position Summary: The successful candidate will teach courses in mathematical and computational statistics applied to data science, as well as a variety of other courses in all levels of mathematics. The candidate will also serve on departmental and university committees and engage in professional activity and scholarship. They will be expected to actively participate in activities that are valuable to the department. These activities include advising and mentoring students, involving students in undergraduate research, writing grant proposals, revising and developing curricula, serving on departmental and university committees, and promoting connections with other departments.

WCSU’s small classes allow for student-based teaching and learning and project-based activities. Standard teaching load is 24-credits per academic year (12 credits per semester).

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Statistics is required. Candidate must have expertise in mathematical and computational statistics. Preference will be given to candidates with specialization in these areas. Other evaluation criteria for this position will include teaching experience, a record of (or potential for) scholarship, a record of (or potential for) service to the department and university community, and appropriate experience using technology such as Mathematica, MATLAB, Python, and R. Preference will be given to candidates who can present a record of relevant experience (or demonstrate potential for involvement) in activities that are valuable to the department, as listed under the position summary. WCSU is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from different backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for first-generation and under-represented groups.

Salary & Benefits: The salary range is $64,422 – $85,896 and is commensurate with candidates' experience. Western offers a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information on benefits can be found at www.wcsu.edu/hr/benefits/. There are grant opportunities to support research and conference attendance.

Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a letter of application, which outlines interest in, and qualifications for the position, areas of teaching expertise and experience, areas of service and/or leadership, research interests, and a statement of teaching philosophy and scholarship; a current curriculum vita; and the names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references who can comment on the applicant's teaching, scholarship, and/or service/leadership to facultyvitae@wcsu.edu. In the Email Subject Line Reference Search #900-049. All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Application materials must be received by Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted. Please note: Selected candidates will be required to have letters of reference submitted directly by their recommenders at a later date – instructions on this will be provided at that time.

State and Federal requirements expect that organizations with 100 or more employees invite applicants to self-identify gender and race. We kindly request all applicants to complete the Affirmative Action Data Questionnaire via the following link. http://wcsu.edu/diversity/affirmative-action-data-questionnaire/. Any questions may be directed to Ms. Keisha Stokes in the WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity at stokesk@wcsu.edu. Completion of this data will not affect your opportunity for employment, or terms or conditions of employment. This form will be used for reporting purposes only and will be kept separate from all search records and only accessed by the Office of Diversity and Equity.

Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer

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