Rank: Assistant Professor
Specialization(s): Statistics, Data Science, Applied Math
Search # 22-015
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 Mathematics Department is seeking to hire a full-time, tenure-track faculty member, to begin August 2022 who is passionate about teaching statistics and data science to undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching duties include introductory-level courses in the Department of Mathematics, foundational courses in the Liberal Education Program and select upper-level and graduate courses related to area of expertise. Candidate 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.
The Department of Mathematics, in cooperation with the Department of Computer Science, has recently completed a new major in Data Science and is working on a master’s degree program.
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.
Qualifications include an earned doctorate in Statistics, Mathematics or closely-related field. ABD candidates for the position must be on course to earn their degree by the start date. Applicants must have intellectual interests and experience in research directly related to statistics and/or data science. College-level experience in teaching statistics courses is required. Candidates' research programs and related teaching interests must complement the department’s curriculum and mission.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching a variety of college-level mathematics/statistics/data science courses. Interest/experience in developing and contributing to a data science/applied statistics program at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels, a record of external funding, or cross-disciplinary research with other departments within the school or university are also preferred.
Applicants should submit the following:
- a letter of application, (addressing how their abilities and background match the needs of this position),
- curriculum vitae,
- graduate transcript (unofficial transcript acceptable),
- a one-page statement of teaching philosophy that also specifies areas of teaching preference,
- a one-page statement that addresses a future research agenda.
- and three letters of reference, at least one of which should address teaching.
Application materials should all be submitted electronically through MathJobs.org. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Math Search Committee Chair at MATsearch2@southernct.edu. 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.