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Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois

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Faculty Jobs
Engineering & Mathematics, Mathematics
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Fall 2024


Dominican University welcomes applicants for a tenure-track position in the mathematics department with a focus on teaching developmental mathematics to begin in August 2024, at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The position is on-site at Dominican’s campus in River Forest, IL.


As a diverse, Catholic HSI institution, we proudly center access, belonging, and equity-minded perspectives. We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate effective engagement in an environment where colleagues and students come from many backgrounds and identities, as well as someone who can demonstrate commitment to equitable and inclusive teaching and research practices. A successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive and relationship-centered teaching and advising, which affirms the dignity of the human person and concern for the common good.


Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching 21 credit hours per academic year of in-person courses in developmental mathematics and introductory college-level courses, such as college algebra
  • Coordinating and supervising multiple sections of developmental mathematics courses including supporting part-time instructors
  • Being a point of reference for best practices in developmental mathematics education and instruction of students with documented disabilities related to mathematics
  • Collaborating with the Student Care Team to provide academic support and interventions for students in mathematics courses
  • Leading efforts to assess the effectiveness of the developmental mathematics sequence at Dominican
  • Serving as mathematics department liaison to faculty teaching in the associate degree program
  • Advising students
  • Participating in mathematics departmental service activities
  • Serving on university and/or college-level committee(s)
  • Engaging in scholarship
  • Engaging in professional development activities


Required qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in mathematics education or mathematics. Equivalent degrees in related fields may be considered.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Expertise in or several years of experience teaching students in developmental mathematics
  • Experience with teaching racially minoritized students and demonstrated experience creating, organizing, and/or leading programs for minoritized student populations
  • Experience with teaching or supporting students with documented disabilities in mathematics


About Dominican University:

Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution. Dominican University is a relationship-centered community rooted in a vibrant liberal arts and sciences education, offering rigorous, integrative, and innovative undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. It is known for its excellent academic programs, the care and respect with which it mentors its students, its enduring commitment to social justice, and the enriching diversity of its students, faculty, and staff. U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican #10 among master's-level universities in the Midwest. Dominican is also ranked #1 in the Chicago area and #3 in the Midwest in the “Top Performers in Social Mobility” category – making the university one of only two schools in the country within the Regional University category to be ranked among the top #10 overall and as an exemplar in social mobility.


Dominican is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Approximately 50% of the 3,000 currently enrolled students are Hispanic. Among undergraduates, 63% are Hispanic, 50% are Pell-eligible and 48% are the first in their families to attend college. Located on a 37-acre wooded campus in suburban River Forest, Illinois, and just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, the university provides students and alumnae/i an accessible and welcoming location and superb access to a wealth of career, intellectual and cultural opportunities.


To Apply:

Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references. One reference should be able to address the applicant’s experience working with students in developmental mathematics. In the cover letter, the applicant should address their experience supporting students in developmental mathematics, as well as opportunities they have had to interact and serve in high needs and diverse populations. Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide official transcripts. Primary consideration will be given to applications received by January 15.


A background screening is required.


EEO Statement

Dominican University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building an equity-centered faculty and staff committed to teaching, working, and learning in a multicultural environment. Dominican University believes that justice, equity, and inclusion are critical to our growth and development and seek to recruit, develop, and retain from a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.


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