Position: The Department of Mathematics at Truman State University is seeking applicants for one non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor in mathematics to start August 2017. Position is for full-time appointment on a nine-month contract. The successful applicant has the possibility of renewal pending availability of funding, department need, and acceptable annual review.
A successful candidate will primarily provide classroom instruction in mathematics courses for majors and non-majors, with opportunities for scholarly and service activities. There are also opportunities for teaching interdisciplinary courses in support of Truman’s liberal arts mission.
The position requires a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a closely related field for the rank of Assistant Professor, or a master’s degree or equivalent in mathematics or a closely related field for the rank of Instructor, completed by the start date.
Applicants will be evaluated on: Academic qualifications; teaching philosophy, experience, and background; the ability to teach a variety of mathematics courses; commitment to student development in the liberal arts and sciences; evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills, and compatibility with the department’s needs.
Program: The Department of Mathematics is part of the School of Science and Mathematics at Truman State University. The department has 18 faculty members and over 200 students in the undergraduate major and three minors, graduating approximately 30 mathematics majors yearly. The department also provides classes to support Truman’s Liberal Studies Program (LSP) as well as majors in a variety of disciplines including education, business, and the sciences. Opportunities for faculty members to pursue interdisciplinary teaching and research exist within the School and as part of the LSP. More information about the Mathematics Department can be found at http://math.truman.edu/ .
The University: A vibrant community of teacher-scholars with a highly selective admissions policy, Truman is a residential university focused on providing its approximately 6,000 students with broad liberal arts experiences and depth of study in 48 undergraduate majors, 56 minors, and 8 graduate programs. Truman is nationally recognized for the quality of educational opportunities that it offers and for its leadership in the assessment of student learning and continuous improvement. As Missouri’s public liberal arts and sciences university, for the 20th consecutive year Truman been recognized as the Number 1 Undergraduate Teaching University in the Midwest region (master’s category) by U.S. News & World Report. Truman is also ranked as the Number 1 Undergraduate Teaching University in the Midwest. Consumer Reports ranks Truman as the number 1 value in higher education in the nation. Located in Kirksville, Missouri, Truman plays a vital role in the life of a thriving rural community served by daily commuter air service and Amtrak. Kirksville is also the home of A.T. Still University’s medical and dental schools. More information about Truman State University can be found at http://www.truman.edu and about faculty positions at http://provost.truman.edu/positions .
Application: The application process is handled by the School of Science and Mathematics. Electronic submission of application is required and can be completed at http://employment.truman.edu. Completed applications must include a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy which addresses the liberal arts, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference.
Review of applications will begin on May 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States and official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available.
Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Susan Scheurer, Mathematics Department Chair, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org