Tenure Track Assistant Professor Mathematics - Starting Fall 2021


Job Summary/Basic Function

Highly regarded for its instructional quality, focus on engaged learning (through undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, living-learning communities and civic and community engagement), and strong commitment to diversity, Millersville University of Pennsylvania (MU) is a learner-focused institution located in historic Lancaster County, known for its excellent schools, vibrant arts community, affordability and proximity to Baltimore, Philadelphia and NYC . MU enrolls about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. We seek individuals who embrace our public mission and value exploration, professionalism, integrity, inclusion, and compassion.

The Department of Mathematics at Millersville University welcomes applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor specializing in algebraic geometry or algebraic topology beginning August 2021 with opportunities for teaching upper level undergraduate courses in pure mathematics including but not limited to geometry, abstract algebra, and number theory, as well as introductory mathematics courses and for mentoring undergraduate research students. The College of Science and Technology, and its departments, have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion through a variety of supported programs and activities, as exemplified by Insight into Diversity’s Inspiring Programs in STEM award for its Biology Mentoring program.

TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES :

We are a teaching intensive institution and are committed to community based research, service learning, community engagement and distance education. Our small classes allow for close mentoring and collaborative research with undergraduates.

Effectively teach students both in assigned courses and outside-the-classroom settings (e.g., student research, service learning, etc.), advise students, and carry out other assigned professional responsibilities in support of student learning and success. The academic-year workload for full-time faculty is 24 workload hours and faculty must hold a minimum of five office hours per week on no fewer than three different days. Must be prepared to teach a broad spectrum of undergraduate mathematics courses yet be sufficiently specialized to teach upper level undergraduate courses in pure mathematics including but not limited to geometry, abstract algebra, and number theory. Establish a scholarly program that involves undergraduate students.

Candidates must be willing to teach day, evening and/or weekend classes and conduct classes on and off the Millersville campus through multifaceted teaching strategies for person-to-person classroom delivery and/or web-enhanced or web-based formats. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs.

Faculty are expected, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement Article 4, to engage in professional responsibilities such as curriculum development and update; learning outcomes assessment for courses and programs; and participating in department, college, and university meetings and workshops.

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CONTINUING SCHOLARLY GROWTH :

Pursue scholarly growth on an ongoing basis, both within and outside the subject discipline, in the academic profession.

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SERVICE :

Provide service on an ongoing basis by contributing professionally to department and university governance outside the classroom for the university, professional community, and community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity.

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OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES :

May include but is not limited to: Supervise student internships, co-ops, independent studies, individualized instructions, thesis, and/or dissertations. Other reasonable duties assigned within the faculty member’s field of competence. Additionally, faculty are expected to actively engage in curricular development and evaluation as well as co-curricular, assessment, and accreditation activities.

PERFORMANCE REVIEW / EVALUATIONS :

Please see the CBA, Article 12, Performance Review and Evaluation of Faculty, at http://www.passhe.edu/inside/hr/syshr/Bargaining_Agreements/apscuf_agr.pdf (pp. 27-39).

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION :

The Department of Mathematics, in the College of Science and Technology, is comprised of sixteen full-time and one regular part-time faculty members, one support staff member, approximately 140 undergraduate majors, and 15 graduate students. The department offers B.A., B.S. and B.S.E. degrees in mathematics with options in statistics, actuarial science, and applied mathematics, as well as a M.Ed. degree in mathematics education.

Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in mathematics with expertise in algebraic geometry or algebraic topology completed by the date of appointment.
  • Broad academic record/training in pure mathematics including but not limited to geometry and abstract algebra.
  • Evidence of strong commitment to excellence in teaching (supported by at least two current letters of recommendation attesting to recent teaching effectiveness).
  • Evidence of capacity/potential for continued scholarly activity.
  • Must be interested in involving undergraduate students in research.
  • Evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Successful interview, teaching demonstration and three successful background checks.
Applicants should address the required qualifications using their cover letter and vita.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • Preparation and/or experience in teaching pure mathematics courses including but not limited to geometry, abstract algebra, and number theory, as well as introductory mathematics courses.
  • Demonstrated commitment to scholarly activity in geometry/topology.
  • Potential for service or contributing to the department’s programs.

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