Applied Math Position

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 15, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title Applied Math Position Tenure Status Tenure Track Position Number 014371 Department Mathematical Sciences - 250500 Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate (or expected by August 2021) in mathematics or a related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours of mathematics coursework.
  • Clear agenda for continuing scholarship.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in (or documented potential for): Educating students of varied mathematical backgrounds; pursuing and using proven pedagogical strategies in the classroom.
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

Experience in (or documented potential for):

  • Teaching undergraduate and master’s level courses in differential equations, mathematical modeling, numerical methods, and/or operations research.
  • Mentoring undergraduate and master’s level student research projects.
  • Building an equitable, diverse, and inclusive scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, research, and/or service.
License/Certification Required


Description of the Department or Unit

The Department of Mathematical Sciences consists of 29 tenured or tenure-track faculty, as well as more than 20 full- and part-time non-tenure-track faculty. The department offers an undergraduate degree in mathematics with concentrations in business, computation, life sciences, physical sciences, secondary education, and statistics; an undergraduate degree in actuarial science; undergraduate certificate programs in data science and in sports analytics; and a master’s degree in mathematics with concentrations in college teaching and secondary teaching. The department currently has about 250 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teaching undergraduate courses supporting the major and the quantitative literacy goal in general education, as well as teaching graduate courses in mathematics and/or statistics at the master’s level. The standard teaching load is 18 hours per academic year for research-active faculty, and may include teaching online.
  • Establishing and maintaining an active program of research or other scholarly activities.
  • Participating in service activities, which may include advising and mentoring students, developing curricula, planning and assessment, and other activities needed for faculty governance at the department, college, and university levels.

As a part of the COVID -19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID -19 pandemic, as necessary.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical classroom and educational environments at a university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application consists of:
1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
4. Statement of Research Interest
5. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts

Additionally, the applicant must arrange to have three current letters of reference emailed directly to the Chair of the search committee, c/o Dr. Holly Hirst.

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally. Inclusive Excellence is the intrinsic value that a diverse population adds to the learning, teaching, and decision-making processes of an institution.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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