Assistant or Associate Professor of Mathematics
Fulton, MO Mathematics and Physics
Job Type
Full-time
Description

  

The Department of Mathematics and Physics at Westminster College is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor of Mathematics to start on August 15, 2023. The normal teaching load for tenure-track faculty members is 12 credit hours per semester (or 23-25 hours per academic year). Applicants should be able to teach a wide range of undergraduate mathematics and/or data science courses. Potential courses include calculus, statistics in R, abstract algebra, differential equations, or courses in data science. Continuing scholarly work as well as service to the department and the College are expected. Preference will be given to candidates who include active learning approaches and incorporate technology with instruction. In particular, experience with programming in R, Python, SQL and/or Mathematica is desired. Ability to teach introductory Physics courses a plus, but not required. The applicant should also demonstrate an understanding of teaching mathematics at a liberal arts institution, appreciation of project-based, hands-on learning, and experience in teaching with technology. As a student-centered institution, Westminster expects its faculty to focus on consistently using pedagogy and strategies for student success.


  

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

· maintain standards of professional conduct in all interactions with students, staff, administrators, other faculty, and the public

Requirements


Education: 

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

· PhD in mathematics, data science, or statistics is preferred OR

· An earned doctorate in a closely related field with 

o an earned 18 hours of graduate coursework in mathematics, data science, or statistics, 

o or at least five years of professional experience in data science or statistics.

Minimum Requirement: 

· Master’s degree in mathematics or a closely related field and evidence of excellent teaching or 

· Master’s degree in mathematics or a closely related field and at least five years of professional experience in one of those fields.

 

Skills and Experience:

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

· 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. In particular, experience with programming in R, Python, SQL and/or Mathematica is desired. Ability to teach introductory Physics courses a plus, but not required.


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) Statement of teaching philosophy and research direction

4) Unofficial graduate transcripts (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, at least one of which directly addresses teaching at the undergraduate level


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


Westminster College encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The College is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate in access to, treatment of, or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, disability, or genetic information.

  

Inquiries about compliance with this prohibition should be directed to:

Associate Vice President & Chief HR Officer/Title IX Coordinator

501 Westminster Ave, Washington West, 2nd floor

Fulton, MO 65251

HR@Westminster-mo.edu

573-592-5226