Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Description

  

Department: Mathematics and Computer Science 

Job Status: Full-time

FLSA Status: 

Reports To: Department Chair

Grade/Level: Ph.D. or A.B.D 

Amount of Travel Required: None

Work Schedule: 

Positions Supervised: Student Workers

 
 

POSITION SUMMARY

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.

 
 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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.

Requirements

  

 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.

 
 

Education

A Ph.D. or ABD in mathematics or a closely related field, such as applied mathematics, mathematics education, or data science.

 
Experience 

Preference will be given to candidates with relevant teaching experience and/or demonstrated potential.

 
 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Physical Abilities 

Stand F 

Walk F 

Sit O 

Handling / Fingering 

Reach Outward 

Reach Above Shoulder 

Climb 

Crawl 

Squat or Kneel 

Bend 

Push / Pull

12 lbs or less O 

13-25 lbs 

26-40 lbs 

41-100 lbs 

Lift /Carry

10 lbs or less F

11-20 lbs

21-50 lbs

51-100 lbs

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)

 
 

EOE