Associate Professor/Professor Mathematics

Job description

Job location: JD Alexander Florida Polytechnic Main Campus

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2018-10-01
Req: R725
Located along Florida’s I-4 High Tech Corridor, Florida Poly opened its doors in August 2014 as the state’s 12th university and the only one dedicated to core subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM education). The non-traditional academic environment focuses on applied learning, specifically in technology and engineering. Small class sizes give faculty the opportunity to work closely with high-caliber students, and the most advanced technology, including a Supercomputer, 3D printing lab, media lab and nanotechnology lab, sets Florida Poly apart from other state universities. Florida Poly’s innovative approach to higher education allows students to learn strong fundamentals within a traditional university department structure, while giving them opportunities to apply their learning through research and projects in emerging high-tech concentrations like Cyber Security, Big Data Analytics, Machine Intelligence and more. The University partners closely with industry leading firms, and faculty members are rewarded for more than just publishing. Industry involvement, problem solving, and the commercialization of technology and research through start-ups and small businesses are encouraged.


Job Title   

Associate Professor/Professor Mathematics   

Job Description Summary   

The Department of Mathematics at Florida Polytechnic University is embarking on a new initiative in Engineering Mathematics. The initiative will involve the recruitment of a few senior faculty (Full Professor or Associate Professor) to spearhead the initiative. The areas of expertise for which we anticipate recruiting include mathematics as applied to medicine, space, energy and sustainability. We intend this new undergraduate program to provide the nexus of university-wide activities in engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology and anticipate close collaborations with faculty members in several of our professional departments. Candidates for senior appointments will be expected to be leaders of active federally-funded research programs, and will play a lead role in subsequent hiring of faculty in all these areas. Attractive recruitment packages and support will be offered. Exceptional candidates may be considered for the Department Chair position.

The primary responsibilities of senior faculty will be to establish and direct a high quality, externally funded research program. They will be expected to publish the results of their research studies in leading scientific journals of their discipline. In addition, the candidates are expected to assist in the education mission of the department and to provide whatever academic service is requested to by the Chair of the Department and Director of the Sciences, Arts and Mathematics.   

Job Description   


·         Ph.D. in Mathematics or closely related field with emphasis in the specializations listed above or related fields/areas.

·         Credentials by degree and/or experience to support delivery of core courses in the department


·         Teaching and/or relevant industry experience

·         Demonstrated ability to conduct independent and interdisciplinary funded applied research.

·         Experience in curriculum development

·         Experience with students’ academic mentoring

·         Experience in program assessment and execution of a continuous improvement plan.

·         Experience in serving on various department, college or university committees.

·         Active participation in professional activities and organizations.

·         Prior professional US experience with progressive responsibility.

·         Demonstrated ability to build strong industry relations to further high impact business and industry research.

·         Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse campus community.


Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014-15 and is the twelfth university in the State University System of Florida. The University was created as a STEM-focused public university that offers high-value undergraduate and graduate degrees, with intentional industry connections focused on economic development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated to preparing students for the competitive STEM workforce, Florida Polytechnic University blends mastery of traditional subject matter with problem solving and laboratory experiences. Students are provided with learning opportunities that prepare for the workplace and a career of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses in small class sizes, emphasizes a positive student-to-faculty experience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and research mission.

Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term defined appointments. Collective bargaining is underway at the University with the faculty union and the proposed employment terms substantially mirror tenure systems with reappointment and progression in rank upon completion of a significant review of accomplishments.

Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-modern campus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway between Tampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines small town comfort and convenience with a big-city culture. Florida’s High Tech Corridor is home to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has more than 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college. Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thriving performing art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and home values increasing 14.3% on average over the past year, Lakeland and Central Florida continue to rise among the best places to live and work.

EXPECTED STARTING SALARY:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications


•         Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

•         Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the United States. This proof must be provided prior to employment at the University. An appointment is not final until proof is provided.

APPLICATION PROCESS: All Applicants are required to submit the following in PDF format:

•         Letter of Application

•         Cover letter and Curriculum Vitae

•         Statement of Research Interests

•         Statement of Teaching Philosophy

•         List of at least 3 professional references (names and contact information)

Unofficial copy of the Ph.D./M.Sc. transcript

 Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:


Required attachments are listed on each posting.   Please be sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before continuing through the application. Once your application has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional attachments will not be considered. 


An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire. 


Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.


All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.  



This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04. 




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Posted: 1/3/2019
Application Due: 6/2/2019
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