Assistant Professor of Mathematics


Position: Assistant Professor
Department: Mathematics
Location: Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR
Deadline: 2/14/2014
Hire Date: 8/2014

The Department of Mathematics at Arkansas Tech University, a public, state-supported, primarily undergraduate teaching institution, invites applications for a 9-month academic year, tenure-track position to teach a full-time load of twelve credit-hours per semester.  The application deadline is February 14, 2014 and the position, which includes a comprehensive benefits package, begins August 2014.  Candidates must hold an earned doctorate in Mathematics or Mathematics Education by the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will have prior University or K-12 teaching experience. Demonstrated expertise in assessment according to NCTM standards is preferred, along with an understanding of research based best practices in mathematics education, as well as the ability to integrate technology in the classroom to facilitate student learning.  Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate mathematics courses for majors and non-majors, mathematics content and pedagogy courses for pre-service teachers.  Also includes advising undergraduate majors, visiting and evaluating math pre-service teachers and concurrent credit math teachers in the local schools.  Opportunities exist to teach and/or develop online learning courses.  The candidate should demonstrate ability to develop a successful research program that includes collaborative work with colleagues and incorporates experiences for undergraduate students.  Will provide service to the department, college, and profession through committee work, program assessment and curriculum development as well as engagement with external partners and other duties as assigned.

Submit a letter of application addressing your qualifications and record of effectiveness in the areas related to the qualifications and indicate your specific reasons for applying to this particular job at ATU, along with supporting evidence including current curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts showing degrees, and contact information for at least three professional references to Dr. Jeff Robertson, Dean, College of Natural & Health Sciences, 1701 N. Boulder Ave., Arkansas Tech University, AR 72801 (electronic submission is to jrobertson@atu.edu).  If you plan to attend the Joint Meetings in Mathematics in Baltimore January 2014, include that information in your cover letter along with a contact number and a faculty member can arrange a meeting time for you to obtain more information about the position.   Additional information about the department is online at www.atu.edu/mathematics.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position.  Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.  AA/EOE

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