Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Mathematics
Search #: 24-004
Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) 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 and inquiry. Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of approximately 9,000 students, with significant external research funding, and offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. We seek to instill in all students the value of discovery with the liberal arts and sciences serving as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning. The University is located in New Haven, Connecticut, a city rich and vibrant with arts and culture, and home to many universities and with easy access to New York City 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 2024, 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 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 (most courses are 3 or 4 credits), 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.
Qualifications must include an earned doctorate in Mathematics as well as the ability to teach a wide range of mathematics and/or statistics/data science classes at the undergraduate 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.
Preference will be given to candidates having experience with any of the following: college-level teaching (especially at regional comprehensive public university), research or internship supervision, or increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the mathematical sciences.
Applicants must submit the following:
- a letter of application specifically addressing their interest in the generalist position at Southern Connecticut State University,
- curriculum vitae,
- graduate 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 address how students can be involved in this research,
- and three letters of reference, at least one of which should address teaching.
Applicants may also submit the following:
- a statement on current or planned efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in mathematics;
- undergraduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable).
Application materials should all be submitted electronically through MathJobs.org. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Math Search Committee Chair at MATsearch1@southernct.edu. For best consideration, materials/complete applications should be received by March 1, 2024. The position will remain open until it is 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.