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Half-Time MATHEMATICS Faculty Position

Employer
Trinity Christian College
Location
Palos Heights, IL
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Job Details

Position:

Trinity Christian College invites applications for a half-time faculty position in Mathematics, beginning August 2022.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. preferred Master’s degree in mathematics required. Experience in college-level teaching and scholarship is desired.

Trinity seeks faculty candidates who are professing Christians and are committed to excellence in teaching and service. Successful candidates will possess the ability to articulate the relationship between their academic discipline, the vocational preparation of their students, and a vision for human flourishing that emerges from the Christian faith. Successful candidates are also dedicated to personal involvement with students outside of the classroom through advising, social interaction, and informal academic and cultural settings, as well as with professionals who can complement the Trinity experience.  Trinity particularly welcomes applications from candidates who have professional or personal narratives that reflect diverse perspectives, as well as those who have engaged with issues relevant for preparing students to work and live with intercultural competence and compassion.

Please note that Trinity is also currently posting an additional, full-time faculty position in mathematics with an August 2023 start date. Candidates who are interested in a half-time position (beginning in August 2022) that transitions to a full-time position in 2023 are encouraged to apply to this post and to indicate their interest in the transition to full-time in their cover letter.

Responsibilities:

This is a 9-month half-time teaching faculty role. Responsibilities include teaching nine credits of mathematics courses each semester and collaborating in department activities. Teaching assignments will be selected to serve the department and college needs and align with the area of expertise of the successful candidate. Desirable areas of expertise include mathematics education and elementary statistics, though generalists are also encouraged to apply. In their first year, new faculty participate in a year-long formation program that begins with a three-day institute in August.

About the Department:

The Mathematics Department offers majors in mathematics and mathematics education. All students complete a field education experience as a required graduation component; many students also do research with department faculty. Faculty in the department have research interests in algebraic combinatorics, cryptography, and technology in the teaching of mathematics. The department hosts mathematics competitions for elementary and middle school students each year. More information about the department can be found on the college website http://www.trnty.edu.  

Timeline:

The committee will begin reviewing applications on March 31, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. The desirable start date is either August 16, 2022, with a new faculty orientation preceding that date. For further information about the position contact:

Dr. Aaron Kuecker, Provost

Trinity Christian College

Phone: 708-239-4839

Email: [email protected]

Application:

Links to faculty applications may be found on the Trinity website:  https://www.trnty.edu/about-us/careers-at-trinity/.

Only electronic application documents will be accepted. All applications, and supporting application documents, can be uploaded to:

https://recruiting.ultipro.com/TRI1019/JobBoard/bd647f8c-5e03-56fc-2f15-83cdd98030de/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=441c3e13-d410-441b-a395-bffc132e5d36

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following during the application process:

  • Vita
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of reference
  • Faith Statement
  • Student Evaluations (if available)

For your review, Trinity Christian College’s Mission and Diversity Statements can be found on our website at: https://www.trnty.edu/about-us/who-we-are/

Trinity Christian College is a four-year liberal arts college located in Palos Heights, Illinois, a suburb twenty miles southwest of Chicago. Since its founding in 1959, Trinity has provided its students with an excellent Christian higher education in the Reformed tradition. The College enrollment in the traditional program is about 1,000 with a vibrant residential program. We offer majors in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as professional programs in accounting and business administration, nursing, education, computer science, criminal justice, and exercise science. Trinity also offers master’s programs in counseling psychology and special education as well as degree completion programs in education, business, and psychology. Trinity Christian College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Trinity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates.

Organization

Trinity Christian College is an accredited private liberal arts college located in Palos Heights, Illinois. Since its founding in 1959, Trinity has provided its students a rigorous Christian higher education in the Reformed tradition, preparing them to pursue excellence in their vocations. The secure 130-acre wooded campus is just 30 minutes from the limitless cultural and career resources of downtown Chicago.

Academics

Consistently ranked as one of the top-tier colleges in the Midwest region by U.S. News and World Report, Trinity Christian College offers over 80 programs of study, including traditional undergraduate, adult studies, and graduate programs. Recognizing the value of experiential learning, 100% of Trinity’s students participate in hands-on internships or field education. Trinity alumni excel. They are nurses in the most advanced healthcare facilities, award-winning teachers in schools across the country, successful business executives in global companies, and service-oriented professionals making a difference throughout the world.

Community

Whether they are commuters or campus residents, current Trinity students passionately talk about the sense of “community” they feel on this diverse campus. Trinity is often recognized for its ethnic and economic diversity. Intercollegiate sports for men and women, student-run ministry programs, and a full scope of creative expression in fine arts add to the Trinity experience. 

Chicago

Opportunities abound in the Chicagoland area, opening the door to an expansive “classroom” of culturally-rich neighborhoods; world class music, theater, art, and cuisine; and endless professional development for students via internships, career positions, and involvement with service organizations. Trinity’s Chicago Semester provides an immersive experience for students who want the city to be their home, classroom, and workplace for an entire semester.

Study Abroad

Learning outside the classroom is available through off-campus programs including Semester in Spain (Seville), Semester in The Netherlands, and Semester in Ecuador (Quito), as well as other areas of the world. May-term trips to places such as Cuba and China offer students the opportunity to discover and explore different regions of the world over the course of a few weeks.

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