Assistant Professor of MathematicsJob Description Summary:
The Mathematics and Physics Department of the University of La Verne invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mathematics beginning Fall 2023.
Overview of the DepartmentThe Mathematics and Physics Department currently has 5 full-time mathematics faculty members, and approximately 40 mathematics majors and 10 minors. The current faculty members research in areas of applied mathematics and mathematics education.
Overview of the InstitutionThe University of La Verne’s four core values are:
- Ethical Reasoning: The university affirms a value system that actively supports peace with justice, respect of individuals and humanity, and the health of the planet and its people. Students are reflective about personal, professional, and societal values that support professional and social responsibility.
- Diversity and Inclusivity: The university supports a diverse and inclusive environment where students recognize and benefit from the life experiences and viewpoints of other students, faculty, and staff.
- Lifelong Learning: The university promotes intellectual curiosity and the importance of lifelong learning. It teaches students how to learn, to think critically, to be capable of original research, and to access and integrate information to prepare them for continued personal and professional growth.
- Civic and Community Engagement: The university asserts a commitment to improving and enhancing local, regional, and global communities.
The university is committed to broadening the participation of students in STEM fields by enacting an anti-racist agenda, and fostering equitable classroom and professional spaces. A commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), including how it pertains to student success and pedagogy, should be evident in the candidate’s professional activities.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement.If you’re passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!Specific Duties:
Faculty responsibilities include actively engaging in current teaching strategies through professional development, advising and mentoring majors and minors, maintaining an active program of scholarship, and participating in service to the university, and possibly to your professional community, as well as the local community.Minimum Qualifications:
Teaching: The successful candidate will teach math and/or statistics courses using culturally responsive pedagogy. The application should include evidence of creating and maintaining inclusive learning environments, and offering mentorship to students from multiple backgrounds. The teaching load is 12 units per semester, with the possibility of a reduced teaching load in the first year.
Scholarship: The Math Program values and recognizes multiple forms of scholarship, including research related to STEM education reform and diversity, equity, and inclusion in pedagogy.
Service: The university recognizes service to the institution, as well as service to the professional and local communities. A successful candidate must be prepared to collaborate with the department, college, and university on fostering an inclusive community for both their colleagues and their students.
Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree in mathematics education, statistics, mathematics, or a related field by August 15, 2023.Preferred Qualifications:
The university supports collaborative research, teaching, and service that actively inform and improve equity and social and racial justice. In particular, the university welcomes candidates with:
- demonstrated interest in and commitment to supporting the development of people of color, LGBTQ+, women, non-binary students, students with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented populations.
- a history and evidence of exhibiting their work in supporting the growth, education, and development of people of color, LGBTQ+, women, non-binary students, students with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented populations.
- experience in advocating for equity in creating opportunities for people with diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientation, ability, and gender expressions.
In concert with the university’s core value of life-long learning, the successful candidate must:
- recognize both strengths and areas of improvement in their teaching, advising, scholarship, and service.
- demonstrate a continued practice of growth and reflection to improve their roles as a professor, advisor, scholar, and colleague.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and internal equity. Benefits include a comprehensive health and wellness plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse, and dependent children, a generous contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan, and a generous time off plan.Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of a background check and employment verification.Location:
La Verne Central CampusPosting Number:
2018-190208FASpecial Instructions to Applicants:
A complete application consists of a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career; statement on teaching experience and philosophy; a description of the applicant’s current and future scholarship program; and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses the applicant’s teaching. Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2022.Open Until Filled:
Letters of Recommendation: Reference contact information will be added in the application process. An auto generated message with response link will be sent to email address provided.