Department: Mathematics and Computer Science
Job Status: Full-time
Reports To: Department Chair
Grade/Level: Ph.D. or A.B.D
Amount of Travel Required: None
Positions Supervised: Student Workers
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mathematics position to begin August 14, 2023. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. or ABD in mathematics or a closely related field, such as applied mathematics, mathematics education, or data science. Review of applications will begin November 28, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.
The beautiful campus of Benedictine College is situated in picturesque Atchison, KS on the bluffs above the Missouri River. Atchison is within an hour drive of major cities such as Kansas City, Saint Joseph, Lawrence, and Topeka as well as 35 minutes from the Kansas City International Airport. Benedictine College has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2100 students and is a mission-centered academic community. Its mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, and residential college is the education of men and women within a community of faith and scholarship. Benedictine College provides a liberal arts education through academic programs based on a core of studies in the arts and sciences. In addition, the college provides education for careers through both professional courses of study and major programs in the liberal arts and sciences. As an essential element of its mission, Benedictine College fosters scholarship, independent research and performance in its students and faculty as a means of participating in and contributing to the broader world of learning. Candidates should, in their cover letter, address how they would operate in this context.
The essential function is to teach courses in mathematics, mathematics education, or statistics. A typical course load is 12 credit hours per semester. Courses vary in number of credit hours, but the teaching load typically requires teaching 3-4 courses per semester. Field of specialization is open, although due to a rapidly growing engineering program, the course load will include one or more sections in the Calculus sequence from Pre-Calculus through Differential Equations each semester. Preference will be given to candidates who are committed to teaching excellence and to engaging undergraduate students in research. Additional responsibilities include engagement in and service to the department, college, and community. The successful candidate will maintain a strong research agenda and broad teaching interests.
Application Materials Required:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching philosophy
- Research statement that addresses fostering undergraduate research
- Contact information for three references
- Beyond disciplinary expertise, Benedictine College seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our mission. Application materials should discuss how you might contribute to the college’s Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts identity.
A Ph.D. or ABD in mathematics or a closely related field, such as applied mathematics, mathematics education, or data science.
Preference will be given to candidates with relevant teaching experience and/or demonstrated potential.
Handling / Fingering
Reach Above Shoulder
Squat or Kneel
Push / Pull
12 lbs or less O
10 lbs or less F
Over 100 lbs
N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)