Assistant Professor Math - Generalist

Department:  Mathematics
Rank:  Assistant Professor
Specialization(s):  Generalist
Search # 22-003


Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus-wide commitment to social justice. SCSU is an innovative, student-centric university, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities

Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship.  Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach.

The Math Department is seeking to hire a full-time, tenure-track faculty member, to begin August 2022, who is passionate about teaching mathematics to undergraduates. Teaching duties include introductory-level courses in the Department of Mathematics, foundational courses in the Liberal Education Program and varied upper-level and graduate courses within multiple specialties. Candidates must be committed to teaching within a vibrant/demanding public liberal arts and sciences environment, and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates. All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in department/university service. Normal teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester, with opportunities for a reduced teaching load through competitively awarded reassigned time.

Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to pursue scholarship in their area of expertise. These activities include mentoring student research leading to publication of theses, publishing articles in academic and professional journals, seeking funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributing to workshops and conferences. Active scholarship is expected and generously supported.

Required Qualifications

Qualifications must include an earned doctorate in Mathematics as well as the ability to teach a wide range of mathematics and/or statistics classes at the undergraduate and master’s level in more than one area of specialty. ABD candidates for the position must be on a course to earn their degree in mathematics by the start date. Candidates' research programs and related teaching interests must complement the department’s curriculum and mission.  Applicants must have broad intellectual interests in mathematics with a commitment to both teaching and scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with college-level teaching experience. Candidates with experience at a regional comprehensive public university are especially welcomed.

Application Process

Applicants should submit the following:

  • a letter of application, 
  • curriculum vitae, 
  • graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable), 
  • a statement of teaching philosophy that also specifies areas of teaching preference, 
  • a two-page statement that addresses a future research agenda, which may addresses how students can be involved in this research, 
  • and three letters of reference, at least one of which should address teaching.

Application materials should all be submitted electronically through  Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Math Search Committee Chair at  Full consideration guaranteed to complete applications received by December 3, 2021; position remains open until filled.


SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.