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Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Employer
Governors State University
Location
University Park, IL
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Job Details

Position Type:

Faculty, Tenure Track

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Position's Functional Title:

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Position Start Date:

08/16/2023

Position Summary:

Governors State University, a minority serving institution, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment as Assistant Professor in Mathematics beginning in August 2023. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate mathematics and statistics courses. We seek candidates with outstanding teaching skills, experience working with non-traditional and diverse student populations, evidence of (or potential for) a distinguished record of scholarship as well as community service via projects, committees and/or leadership roles. We are particularly interested in candidates with a data science, probability and statistics background, but teaching excellence is of greater interest to us than research field. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and first-generation college graduates are especially encouraged to apply.

Governors State University is the only regional public comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving more than 5,500 students annually. Since its founding in 1969, GSU has offered accessible, high-value educational opportunities to a culturally diverse student body of first-generation students, returning adults, and veterans. With among the lowest undergraduate tuitions in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies.

GSU’s 750-acre campus encompasses the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park yet is conveniently located within easy reach of Chicago and surrounding communities with a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high-performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU serves as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.

It is the policy of Governors State University, in its role as educator, employer, and purchaser of goods and services, to provide equal opportunity and affirmative action. Discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status is strictly prohibited.

Salary and benefits package are commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Ph.D. in Mathematics or ABD in the final stages of completion in Mathematics.2. Documented ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses.3. Ability to complement the program’s strengths.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Documented record of an ability to make intellectual contributions through scholarly publications/presentations, as well as service in the field of mathematics and in university governance.2. Experience in teaching and advising non-traditional or diverse student populations.3. Experience or interest in designing and teaching online courses.4. Bilingual language proficiency (Spanish, Arabic or Hindi preferred).

Posting Date:

09/28/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Posting Number:

FA0534P

Type of Search:

External

Quicklink for Posting:

https://employment.govst.edu/postings/7706

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and list of 3-4 professional references by November 1, 2022 to receive full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. References will only be contacted prior to candidate interviews.

Organization

Working at Governors State University

Success by Degrees

GSU is an “island of excellence,” according to Dr. Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary of the United States Department of Education. With bold, new initiatives, 23 bachelor’s, 27 master’s, and five doctoral degree programs, GSU excels at providing the quality education that is essential for success in today’s world.

Success by Opportunity

GSU’s exemplary efforts bring unequalled education opportunities to the region’s diverse population. The university is remarkably inclusive and serves students from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. The student body, like the faculty and staff, reflect a rich blend of ideas, perspectives, talents, and life experiences.

Success by Innovation

GSU, expanding on its commitment to excellence and reflecting the best research on student success, will become a full-service university with the admission of its inaugural freshman class in 2014. The groundbreaking Dual Degree Program encourages community college students to complete both an associate and bachelor’s degree at an affordable tuition rate and with comprehensive academic advising.

Success by Commitment

GSU is committed to serving as the region’s public square and making the community stronger through programs and partnerships in education, healthcare, government, and business. The Center for Performing Arts and Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park integrate arts and education. The university is also fully committed to sustainability through its alternative energy and conservation efforts.

Success by Excellence

GSU, the only public university in the Chicago Southland region, is a national model in providing education pathways that lead its graduates to lives rich in purpose, commitment, and contribution.

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