Mathematics (Assistant/Associate Professor) - College of Liberal Arts & Science

Allendale MI
Sep 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Mathematics, with a focus in Applied or Computational Mathematics.  ABD will be considered with Ph.D, completed by August 31, 2018; dedication to excellence in teaching undergraduate mathematics; commitment to continued scholarly and professional growth; and evidence of critical, reflective thinking about the teaching and learning of mathematics at the undergraduate level. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, scholarship, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who: show interest in implementing our newly designed applied mathematics program; have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate mathematics; bring experience working with industry; and have experience using active learning strategies, employing technological tools to promote student understanding of mathematics, or extending student learning experiences beyond the classroom.

Responsibilities: Duties each semester include a baseline 9 credit hour teaching load, baseline scholarship and service, and a significant focus (equivalent to 3 credit hours) of additional responsibilities in teaching, scholarship, and/or service depending on the candidate's interests and the department’s needs.  Newly hired faculty are normally expected to have their 3 credit hours of significant focus be scholarship.  Department faculty are expected to teach courses throughout the curriculum, to continually develop and grow as teachers, to maintain an active program of scholarly development (broadly defined), and to participate actively in the life of the department.  Employment begins August 6, 2018.

Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Application Deadline: Complete application material must be submitted by Monday, November 27, 2017.

How To Apply: Interested candidates should apply online at A complete application must include in PDF: (1) a personal statement that addresses (a) the applicant’s teaching experience, philosophy, and methodology, and (b) how the applicant meets the teaching-related qualifications of the position; (2) a description of the applicant’s scholarly interests, experiences, and potential; (3) curriculum vitae; (4) a copy of graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable); and (5) at least three letters of recommendation, at least one letter addressing the applicant’s experiences in applied mathematics, and at least one letter about the candidate's teaching experience and potential. Letters of recommendation should be sent electronically directly to Jan Kuzee at, and cc’ed to The email should include the applicant’s name in the subject line. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. If you have questions about applying online or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Email questions about the position to: Firas Hindeleh; Mathematics Search Committee chair (