Associate Professor/Professor & Chair of Mathematics and Physics Department

Employer
Colorado State University Pueblo
Location
Colorado, United States
Salary
$61,000.00 - $81,000.00
Posted
Dec 10, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The Department of Mathematics and Physics is part of the College of STEM. The personnel for the Department of Mathematics and Physics include 7 tenured faculty, 2 tenure-track faculty, 6 lecturers, 5 adjuncts, a Math Learning Center Director, a Visiting Assistant Professor, and an executive assistant.
The college's offerings reflect the mission of the University by integrating small class size, independent work with faculty and applied activities. 
 
The goals of the mathematics program are to: 1) Educate students to effectively use quantitative and analytical methods and the language of mathematics, 2) Prepare students for professional careers and graduate studies in areas requiring advanced analytical skills, including actuarial science, computer science, engineering, operations research, biomathematics, cryptography, finance, pure and applied mathematics and teaching, 3) Promote a scholarly attitude of mind that enables students to effectively use mathematics with the ability to think critically, synthesize their knowledge and move to higher levels of independent thinking. 
 
The goals of the physics program are to: 1) Supply students with the necessary background to successfully pursue graduate study towards a professional career in physics, astronomy or a related field, 2) Prepare students upon graduation to enter technical positions in government or industry, 3) Provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain Colorado Department of Education Certification as science teachers of physics or physical science.

 

 Description of Job:
**All responsibilities of faculty members at CSU Pueblo are in accordance with the Faculty Handbook.  The Faculty Handbook is the authoritative guide on specific requirements with regard to teaching assignments, scholarly activity, research, and service.

This tenure track, nine month position at the associate or full professor level provides teaching, scholarship and advising/service to the programs in the Department of Mathematics and Physics. The position also serves as the Chair of the Department. Summer teaching may be available as a supplement and some summer chair duties are required as a part of the summer chairs stipend.

Primary Duties:

Department Chair Duties: Leading faculty, staff and students in fulfilling the vision and mission of the STEM college and department; mentoring faculty; completing the annual APR for faculty; recommending on promotion and tenure; modeling collegial and respectful personal interactions; resolving personnel issues; supervising administrative and laboratory assistants and completing annual evaluations; recommending for hire, orienting, and evaluating adjuncts and new instructors; overseeing applications for sabbatical and other leave requests; providing a supportive environment for faculty, staff and students; scheduling courses and assigning instructors; directing curriculum and long-range planning; preparing BOG reports and assessment reports for the university; conducting program reviews on cycle; managing and allocating budgets; organizing department meetings; other duties as assigned or listed in the Chair’s Handbook.

Teach baccalaureate majors’, service, and possibly master’s level courses in the mathematics program in accordance with program needs and as assigned. This includes preparing and presenting course materials; administering appropriate tests; evaluating student outcomes; selecting and ordering texts; preparing, administering and grading assignments; assigning final grades; and holding at least five regular office hours each semester.  Mentor and advise students in special studies and projects.   Participate actively in the program assessment, improvement and curriculum development activities of the Department.

Sustain a productive program of scholarly activity appropriate to an undergraduate teaching department, which contributes to the faculty member’s professional growth, and to Department quality and standing. This include activities in the discipline such as basic and applied research, high quality publications and presentations, grant writing and funded projects, professional consulting, and the use of scholarship to enhance the curriculum and provide research and internship opportunities for students.   Activities recognized as scholarship must involve peer evaluation and dissemination.

Perform service duties contributing to the self-governance and improvement of the Department, the College, the University, and professional societies within the disciplines. Engage in activities such as student recruitment, formal and informal student advising, and alumni and community relations. Participate in assigned and selected campus meetings, University, college and department committees, University functions, and other service duties as assigned.

 

 Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights: Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in mathematics or related area.
  • Ability and commitment to contribute strongly to departmental projects, current curricular needs and mentoring of undergraduate students in the undergraduate mathematics major and in service courses.  
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to motivate, educate and mentor students from a range of cultural and educational backgrounds similar to that of Colorado State University-Pueblo, in mathematics major’s courses and in service courses. 
  • Ability to evaluate and monitor curriculum reform efforts.
  • Experience promoting undergraduate research experiences
Preferred Qualifications
  • Teaching experience and evidence of high quality teaching in undergraduate Mathematics courses.
  • Expertise in statistics, actuarial science, data science, or applied mathematics.

 

 Supplemental Information:
All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 
  1. a letter of intent (cover letter);
  2. a current resume or CV;
  3. unofficial or official transcripts showing required degree conferred; and
  4. three professional references with contact information to the on-line application.
Applications submitted without the required attachments above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, though all applications received by 4 p.m. (MST) on Monday, January 11, 2021 will be given full consideration.

About Colorado State University Pueblo
 
 Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.  CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small student-to-faculty ratio for an ever-changing global economy.  Students can choose from 35 undergraduate programs with 81 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business; the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 13 graduate programs.
 
 CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution.  Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.   
 
 Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of STEM houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report.  CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.
 
 At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience.  Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.
 
 About Pueblo, Colorado 
 
 The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year-round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west.  The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.
 
 CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.
 
 The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.
 
 Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
 
 It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Human Resources at (719) 549-2441 or 
hr@csupueblo.edu.
 
 In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at: https://www.csupueblo.edu/campus-safety. 
 
 Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.