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Position Summary

Lyman Briggs College (LBC) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a one-year, full-time mathematics faculty position.  This is an academic year (9-month) position that begins August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will teach five courses over the academic year.

The successful candidate will be committed to advancing excellence in the teaching of introductory courses in both mathematics and statistics. Experience with instructional strategies that engage students in active learning is especially desirable. The position offers exciting opportunities for individuals interested in teaching in a liberal-arts college environment with all of the resources of a large “Big 10” research university.

Founded in 1967, LBC is a vibrant residential college at MSU that focuses on the study of science and its social impacts.  Bridging the two cultures of the sciences and the humanities, the LBC curriculum integrates natural sciences and mathematics courses with courses in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science. Nearly all of the students in LBC major in the natural sciences; about 60% are women; nearly 20% are students of color; about 20% of LBC students also belong to MSU’s Honors College.  The college’s faculty, staff, and students promote inclusion through a range of initiatives and have won awards for diversity and inclusion in their instruction and research.  Faculty work closely with students in small classes and with student groups such as Women in Science and the Briggs Multicultural Alliance.  We welcome applications from strong candidates who can enhance and complement the intellectual and cultural diversity of the LBC faculty.

Required Degree

Masters -Mathematics or Statistics

Desired Degree

Doctorate -Mathematics or Statistics

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must be committed to undergraduate teaching and should have a master’s degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, mathematics education, or related field in hand by August 15, 2018. The position requires expertise and/or teaching experience in mathematics and/or statistics.

Desired Qualifications

Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, computer science, mathematics education, or related field

Required Application Materials

Complete applications will include a C.V., teaching portfolio (see guidelines at:, and a cover letter that outlines the candidate’s expertise and qualifications for the duties described above. In addition, three letters of recommendation that together address the candidate’s teaching experience must be uploaded by the recommenders to MSU’s application system; the letters of recommendation will be solicited within five business day after a candidate completes and submits their application.  

Special Instructions

The review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain active until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Aklilu Zeleke, at [email protected]

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Department Statement

LBC cultivates a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community that is diverse along many dimensions, including race and ethnicity; gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression; ability status; and creed or ideology.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.




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Posted: 6/8/2018
Application Due: 7/27/2018
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