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Two Year Visiting Professor in Mathematics or Statistics

Employer
Monmouth College
Location
Monmouth, Illinois
Salary
Competitive

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

Job Details

MONMOUTH COLLEGE invites applications for a two-year visiting position in statistics and mathematics to begin August 2024. We are looking for candidates interested in teaching undergraduate courses in statistics and mathematics. The candidate must have or expect to have a graduate level degree in statistics, mathematics, or a related field by the position’s start date. Formal evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science offers majors and minors in computer science and mathematics and a minor in data science. A full teaching load at Monmouth College averages three courses per semester with two semesters per academic year; the successful candidate should expect half or more of this load to be courses in statistics. Competitive candidates will exhibit strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research in a liberal arts setting. In addition to teaching the full range of courses in statistics and mathematics, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to assist in directing the senior research experience for our majors. As a member of the wider campus community, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to take on a strong leadership role in campus-wide statistics and data science education.

Our institution is committed to creating equitable and inclusive work environments to support the success of the full range of employees. We are committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent group of faculty, staff, and administration. We believe that employees who feel valued and respected will create policies, programs, practices, and services to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our increasingly diverse student population, and we encourage candidates to apply who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive work environments and work effectively on increasingly diverse teams.

To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and names and contact information of three references who can speak to your qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send all materials electronically to: dmclaughlin@monmouthcollege.edu. Please use “VAP: Mathematics or Statistics” as the subject line.

Located in west central Illinois about 200 miles from Chicago, Monmouth College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 800 students. Monmouth is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (PC-USA) and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. The average class size at Monmouth College is 14 students, with a 10:1 student to faculty ratio. For more information about the College, please see our mission statement. More information about our core and departmental curricula and the College may be found on the College’s website.

Competitive salary and attractive benefit package is available.

Monmouth College EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

Organization

Founded in 1853 by pioneering Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, Monmouth College brought the blessings of civilization to the people of the rough frontier and spoke of traditional values to those who were shaping a new world. Though today our life knows different frontiers, the College still thinks of its purpose as its founders did—preserving and celebrating the traditions that have been entrusted to it while promoting discovery and investigation. Although the student body today includes many who come from far beyond western Illinois, Today, through its Midwest Matters initiative, Monmouth continues to have a strong sense of identity the region in which it is proudly rooted.

Unusual for the time, Monmouth College was created a coeducational institution. Indeed, it was one of the first colleges to give women equality with men, and, not surprisingly, women’s interests have been prominent in the College’s history.

Monmouth has chosen to remain the collegiate institution it was founded to be, preferring not to expand into a university. Monmouth continues to insist that its purpose is not to pursue knowledge for its own sake, in the university’s fashion, but to encourage students to seek values by bringing together knowledge and belief in a coherent whole. The College has neither graduate nor professional schools and is therefore able to focus its resources entirely on its undergraduates. In true collegiate fashion, Monmouth stresses the unity and equality of the academic disciplines that compose it.
The College’s chief interest lies in providing its students a generous understanding of human experience; individual disciplines receive their sense of direction from that larger commitment rather than permitting the specific interest to become an end in itself.
 
Monmouth College offers a comprehensive liberal arts education in an individually supportive environment. 
 
Monmouth College at a glance
  • Location: Monmouth, Illinois, population 9,900
  • Nearest cities: Quad Cities—Rock Island, Moline and East Moline, Ill.; Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa—(45 miles) Peoria (65 miles)
  • Enrollment: 1,321 students
  • Demographics: 48% men, 52% women; 93% live on campus
  • Calendar: Semester (Two 17-week terms)
  • Areas of Study: 33 majors, 30 minors, 16 pre-professional programs
  • Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts
  • Student/Faculty ratio: 14:1
  • Average class size: 18 (55% of classes have fewer than 20 students)
  • Campus: 106 acres, including a 33-acre nature preserve / athletic park
  • Affiliations & Accreditations: Charter member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), a consortium of leading liberal arts colleges; Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); American Chemical Society; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1913.

 

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