Assistant Professor of Mathematics

at Montana State University
Location Bozeman, MT
Date Posted February 12, 2019
Category Education
Job Type Full-time

Description

Montana State is a land-grant institution committed to higher achievement in research. The Department of Mathematical Sciences has a lively research culture, including a PhD program. The faculty in the department is comprised of three disciplinary groups: Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Statistics. The Mathematics group includes both pure and applied mathematicians, with research topics in algebraic topology, mathematical physics, complex analysis, dynamical systems, mathematical biology, image processing, and numerical PDEs.

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include research, teaching, and service. A commitment to excellence in teaching and an active research program are essential. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests lie in dynamical systems, mathematical analysis, geometry, or representation theory. However, strong candidates from any specialty area are encouraged to apply. Instructional responsibilities include teaching lower division, upper division, and graduate courses in mathematics, as well as advising graduate and undergraduate students. Responsibilities may also include supervising lower division mathematics courses. Service includes department, college, and university committee work and participation in professional organizations.

A complete application will include a Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI Statement). For more information, see http://www.math.montana.edu/equity_diversity_inclusion.html

As a tenure-track faculty member, a successful applicant must be able to balance the demands of teaching and advising students, conducting a research program that results in publication in high-quality venues, and seeking external funding for research and projects. The candidate will also serve on master’s and doctoral committees and participate in department and university service activities.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  • PhD in Mathematics or closely related field.
  • Evidence of research potential in mathematics.
  • Evidence of effectiveness in teaching, including the potential to advise graduate and undergraduate research.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  • Active research program in dynamical systems, mathematical analysis, geometry, and/or representation theory.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish independent mathematics research after receiving a PhD.
  • Demonstrated or potential ability to secure external funding.
  • Demonstrated potential to mentor students, particularly at the graduate level.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with and engaging diverse students and colleagues within and outside the department.
The Successful Candidate Will

The successful candidate

  • Will contribute to the department’s mission of providing outstanding teaching, research, and service
  • Will have an appreciation of diverse constituencies and add to the department’s commitment to diversity
  • Will have the ability to collaborate productively with students and faculty at MSU
  • Will have strong oral and written communication skills, and effective interpersonal skills
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

The job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program
The Department

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is recognized as a leading department of Statistics, Mathematics, and Mathematics Education. Bachelors, masters, and doctoral graduates in all of these areas are following successful careers in industry, government, and academia. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, 80 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, we offer outstanding educational opportunities in an area of exquisitely beautiful scenery and outdoor recreation. Our department has a multifaceted role on campus and in Montana. We have the largest instructional component on campus, delivering about 10% of the total student credit hours. We offer a B.S. in Mathematics with options in mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics teaching, and statistics; an M.S. in Mathematics with options in Mathematics and Mathematics Education; an M.S. in Data Science; an M.S. in Statistics; a Ph.D. in Mathematics with emphases in Mathematics and Mathematics Education; and a Ph.D. in Statistics with emphases in Statistics and Statistics Education. The mathematics education option for the M.S. in Mathematics is an online program.

The College

The College of Letters and Science (L&S), the largest center for learning, teaching and research at Montana State University, offers students an excellent liberal arts and sciences education in nearly 50 majors, 25 minors and over 25 graduate degrees within the four areas of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics and social sciences.

Building on the great strength of our traditional disciplines, the college provides exciting opportunities for faculty and students at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary inquiry. L&S is dedicated to supporting student success, discovering and disseminating new knowledge, and providing an atmosphere in which discovery and learning are integrated and valued. L&S is at the confluence of intellectual tradition, discovery, and innovation.

Desired Start Date
Upon completion of a successful search.
Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on 12/09/2018; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Application materials should be submitted online at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/12864. Required application materials are:

  • AMS Cover Sheet
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), see http://www.math.montana.edu/equity_diversity_inclusion.html
  • Four or more letters of recommendation, at least one of which must address teaching

Applications received by December 9, 2018 will receive full consideration. However, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: http://www.montana.edu/hr/disability_accommodation/complaints_grievances.html .

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