Assistant Professor - Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Assistant Professor - Search 67633
College of Science and Mathematics - Department of Mathematical Sciences - Statesboro Campus

The Department of Mathematical Sciences in the College of Science and Mathematics invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor. This position is located on the Statesboro campus, but may require teaching on the other campuses.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the Department of Mathematical Sciences contributes significantly to the mission of the University through scholarly endeavors, engagement of students, and outreach to the community and the profession. The department, which has 50 full-time faculty members on the Statesboro campus and 20 full-time faculty members on the Armstrong campus, offers courses in mathematics, mathematics education and statistics, and has undergraduate programs in mathematics and a certificate program in actuarial science. The Statesboro campus offers a Master of Science program with concentrations in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Computational Science. The department features an energetic faculty with active colloquia and seminar series, including a Distinguished Lecture Series. In addition, many faculty members are active in professional organizations, some serving in leadership positions at the regional and national levels. It is expected that the successful candidates will strengthen these initiatives.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor of Mathematics position requires teaching, research, and service responsibilities and a terminal degree. The position centers on strengthening the department's undergraduate and graduate program and includes teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising master's degree candidates, producing quality scholarship, writing grant proposals, and performing institutional and professional service. The position is a 9-month tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in mathematics, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2019.
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education with demonstrated effectiveness in instruction.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a strong, sustained research program with potential for securing external research funding.
  • Good command of written and spoken English.
  • Outstanding candidates with research expertise in all areas of mathematics will be considered.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Preference will be given to candidates in the areas of combinatorics and graph theory, and in the areas of optimization, operations research, computational mathematics, and data sciences. Excellent applicants in other areas of mathematics and related areas will also be considered.

    The application deadline is November 26, 2018. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of
  • letter addressing the qualifications cited above;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • three letters from professional references;
  • unofficial transcript of all graduate work;
  • teaching statement and
  • research statement.

    Applications (including at least three letters of recommendation with one addressing the candidate's teaching) must be submitted through Only complete applications submitted through MathJobs will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Dr. Goran Lesaja, Search Chair, Search 67633
    Department of Mathematical Sciences
    Georgia Southern University
    65 Georgia Ave.
    P. O. Box 8093
    Statesboro GA 30460-8093
    Electronic mail: [email protected]
    Telephone: 912-478-0365

    More information about the institution is available through
    or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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    Posted: 10/24/2018
    Application Due: 9/27/2019
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