Assistant Professor- Mathematics & Statistics
Tenure-track Faculty Position in Applied Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites outstanding applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Applied Mathematics to join our community starting August 2019.
TCNJ has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in our community and to supporting a healthy work-life balance for our faculty of teacher-scholars. TCNJ has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education on its honor roll of “Great Colleges to Work For.”
We seek a broadly trained applied mathematician who has the potential to contribute collaboratively to interdisciplinary curricular and scholarly efforts within the Department, School of Science, and the College. The successful candidate will be passionate about teaching a wide range of mathematics courses at every level of the undergraduate curriculum in a primarily undergraduate, residential, liberal arts-centered institution. The successful candidate will also display dedication to inclusive excellence in STEM and higher education.
The typical teaching load is 2 to 3 courses per semester and will be a mixture of upper-level and introductory-level courses. We welcome candidates in many areas of applied mathematics, especially those that diversify the department’s existing strengths. Some areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to): Computational Mathematics, Mathematical Finance, Operations Research, Optimization, and/or Signal Processing. An earned doctorate in mathematics, applied mathematics, or a closely related field is required, and must be completed prior to the start date. Although post-doctoral and prior teaching experience is preferred, other backgrounds will be considered. Teaching and research are mutually supportive activities at TCNJ. Candidates should be strongly committed to the teacher-scholar model, to maintaining both high quality teaching and an active and productive research program, to encouraging and engaging highly motivated undergraduates in intensive, individual work both inside and outside the classroom (e.g., undergraduate research, independent study), and to seeking external funding consistent with this mission. Demonstrated experience in mentoring undergraduate projects is a plus. Faculty members also serve as academic advisors and have service responsibilities within the Department, School, and College.
The Mathematics and Statistics Department is housed in a modern and newly renovated building that offers excellent facilities, including a new high-performance computing cluster. For further information about our program, please visit: https://mathstat.tcnj.edu/.
To apply, candidates should submit the items listed below through mathjobs.org using the following link: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/12451
Letter of application,
Statement of teaching philosophy (no longer than three pages),
Description of research interests and goals (no longer than three pages),
Statement of commitment to inclusivity and diversity (no longer than three pages),
Unofficial transcripts (graduate and undergraduate), and
Three current letters of recommendation, with one that specifically addresses teaching.
Applications are due by November 1, 2018 . Late submissions will be considered if a suitable candidate pool is not identified by the deadline.
Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.
Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a selective public primarily undergraduate institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for our nearly 6,500 undergraduate students, 30% of whom are self-described as members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academe and STEM. Students benefit from a 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 21 students, which has led to TCNJ attaining a first-year to sophomore retention rate of 94% and a graduation rate of 86%. TCNJ has also received national recognition for the adoption and promotion of the teacher-scholar model for our faculty and deep engagement of our undergraduates in research. TCNJ was awarded the inaugural “Campus-wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishment” from the Council on Undergraduate Research in 2015. In part because of TCNJ’s intentional and comprehensive integration of research into our undergraduate curricula and institutional culture, an increasing number of TCNJ graduates have pursued and completed doctoral degrees over the past ten years. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools—Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ is located within an hour of New York City and Philadelphia. The College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. For more information, visit www.tcnj.edu.
To enrich education through diversity, TCNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. TCNJ has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages members of underrepresented groups and women to apply.
TCNJ is the proud recipient of an Inclusive Excellence grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), which supports our work to provide access and foster success for all students studying science and math, especially those traditionally underserved by STEM and higher education. TCNJ has also been a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE grant, which has worked to support the careers of women faculty members in STEM disciplines.