Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mathematics

Nov 01, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department Summary: Bridgewater State University, located in the geographic heart of Southeastern Massachusetts in the Town of Bridgewater, is the teaching university that has served the region since 1840. The 270-acre campus is well within an hour's drive of Boston, Providence, and Cape Cod. Today, the institution provides more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs through its five colleges - Graduate Studies, Business, Education and Allied Studies, Humanities and Social Science, and Science and Mathematics - to approximately 11,000 students. Bridgewater State University seeks to educate its students to think critically, communicate effectively, and act responsibly within the context of personal ethics. Therefore, the university actively recruits faculty and staff who are, first and foremost, committed to the development of the individual student. The Mathematics Department's mission is to introduce students to mathematics as an important area of human thought, to help students appreciate the beauty and scope of mathematics, to give students the mathematical knowledge necessary to teach mathematics at the secondary or elementary level, to prepare students for careers in actuarial science, business, government, and industry, to serve the needs of students in fields which rely on mathematics, and to prepare students for graduate studies in Mathematics and Statistics. The Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree with optional concentrations in Pure Mathematics and Statistics, as well as minors in Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science. We also offer graduate programs leading to a Masters of Arts in Teaching Mathematics. The Mathematics Department is located in the new $100M Dana Mohler-Faria Center for Science and Mathematics, and in addition to serving over 250 majors, offers a large number of courses for the general student population.

Position Summary:

Essential Duties: The Department of Mathematics at Bridgewater State University is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. The Department is seeking a mathematician who is passionate about teaching and is dedicated to working with undergraduate students. BSU faculty members teach 12 contact hours each semester. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach a range of courses, from general-education courses and introductory-level major courses to upper-level offerings for mathematics majors and graduate courses for our Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics. Additionally, the successful candidate will develop a program of continuing scholarship in which the inclusion of undergraduates is encouraged. Faculty members also advise students, participate in committee work and departmental curriculum development, and provide service to the Mathematics Department and University at large.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Mathematics and teaching experience is required. The candidate must possess a Ph.D. by September 1, 2018 and provide evidence of teaching experience, scholarly activity, and a commitment to higher education. Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching, advising, service, and research, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of scholarly activity, and a commitment to public higher education.

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Special Conditions: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

EEO Statement: Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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Special Instructions: Please note that the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

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