Visiting Assistant Professor (Four Open Positions)

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Posting Number F378P

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Working Title Visiting Assistant Professor (Four Open Positions)

Department Mathematical Sciences

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

About the College:

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 19 departments and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president and longtime U.S. senator.

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. W. Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

About the Department:

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service to the State of Arkansas, supporting a central role in the mission of the University of Arkansas with 27 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, more than 50 graduate assistants and 150 mathematics majors. Regardless of major or program, each year more than 5,000 students take math coursework on campus.

Department faculty represent a broad cross-section of mathematical disciplines, performing active research in both single variable and complex variables, harmonic analysis, functional analysis, partial differential equations, low-dimensional topology, discrete geometry, commutative algebra, semi-groups, spatial statistics and other areas.

Undergraduates may specialize in pure or applied mathematics, statistics, pre-secondary education, or actuarial studies. Many reading and topics courses are offered and many of our majors conduct original mathematics research, including the writing of a senior thesis.

The Mathematical Sciences Graduate program continues to grow in size and strength. Many of our graduate students are supported with a teaching stipend or a fellowship. Top students compete for a combined package worth up to $39,000 per year.

The long-running Arkansas Spring Lecture Series features illustrious mathematicians as main speakers and offers public lectures for the community at large. In recent years this event has grown into the cornerstone of our Math Month every April, which culminates in the Math Major and Alumni Picnic held on the fourth Friday of each April.

The department exists in an informal and collegial atmosphere, with active math-oriented student organizations in the Math Club and Arkansas Women in Statistics and Mathematics. Our twice weekly tea-time is a popular get-together for faculty, graduate students and math majors.

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Job Type Faculty

Appointment Percent 100

Salary $55,000

Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Science Engineering Building

Summary of Job Duties

The University of Arkansas Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for four Visiting Assistant Professor positions to begin in August 2018. These are nine-month appointments for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. The teaching load is four courses per year. Applicants must exhibit strong research potential and excellence in teaching.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegiality and harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications

Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Ph.D. in mathematics or equivalent degree conferred by the start of employment
  • Evidence of outstanding research potential
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching

Preferred Qualifications
  • Research interests that are compatible with the Departmental faculty

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Feeling
  • Reaching
  • Sitting


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Grasping
  • Repetitive motion
  • Walking


  • Hearing
  • Standing
  • Talking

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Benefits Eligible Yes

If yes, please specify

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Anticipated Start Date 08/13/2018

Recruitment Contact Information

Mark Johnson
[email protected]

Mary Lawyer Powers
[email protected]

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Completed applications received by January 15, 2018 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research philosophy, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a listing of publications. Please include a completed AMS cover sheet with the cover letter/letter of application if possible.

The names, titles, email addresses, and contact numbers of three professional references willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process. At least one letter must address teaching experiences and capabilities.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
    4. Statement of Research Philosophy
    5. Listing of Publications
    Optional Documents
    1. Proof of Veterans Status





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    Posted: 2/19/2018
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