WIU-QC Mathematics Assistant Professor 150030-E

Moline, Rock Island County
Feb 28, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Company Description:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: The department will have one full-time position available August 15, 2014 at the Quad Cities campus.  We wish to collect applications from all interested individuals.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will teach a wide range of mathematics courses for the undergraduates.  The range includes courses in intermediate algebra (our Math 099), WIU Core Competency (our Math 100), college algebra/trigonometry (our Math 128/129), statistics (our Stat 171), calculus (I, II & III, our Math133/134/231), differential equations (our Math 333, 334) and other courses.  The teaching load is 11-12 contact hours per term.

RANK & SALARY: This is a position at the rank of Assistant Professor that is renewable; salary based on experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits. http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/. 



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  A Ph.D in Mathematics; demonstrated, or potential for, excellence in teaching; direct experience teaching a variety of courses in mathematics, including developmental, general education, statistics, calculus, and other upper division courses; 11-12 hours of teaching per semester

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Familiarity with modern technology and Mathematica

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The department has more than 30 faculty members with teaching and research interests in many areas of pure and applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education.  The faculty has a strong commitment to undergraduate students.  The department offers two undergraduate degree options, the B.S. in mathematics and the B.S. in mathematics-teaching education.  Additionally, mathematics courses are offered supporting the pre-engineering program and the mathematics area of concentration in elementary/middle school education.  The department offers a new professional master’s degree program with a variety of courses in pure and applied mathematics, statistics, and the teaching of mathematics. For more information about the department see: http://www.wiu.edu/mathematics

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 12,200 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 612 full-time faculty members teach 93.5 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,003): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,204): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) Teaching statement on teaching experiences

5) Copies of unofficial academic transcripts, official transcripts will be requested of selected candidate 

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/

**Note** In order to upload, individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Review of applications will begin April 5, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Kalantari, Chair, at I-Kalantari@wiu.edu.

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 298-1977 or via email at eoa-office@wiu.edu.