Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics / Data Science

Job Summary

The Department of Mathematics at Columbus State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2021. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research with the potential to make significant contributions to undergraduate research and the Mathematical and Data Sciences programs.


The position will include a workload of teaching 12 hours per semester of Mathematics and Data Science courses at undergraduate levels, research and scholarship, academic advising, service for the department and for the University. The selected candidate will join a group of 16 full-time faculty members in the department including mathematicians, statisticians, and mathematics educators. The department offers baccalaureate degrees in mathematics, mathematics and secondary education, and applied mathematics; we are also committed to maintaining a proactive role in the mathematical preparation of K-12 teachers and are establishing a BS Program in Applied Mathematical Sciences with Data Science and Actuarial Science concentrations. Collaborative efforts between math, science, and education faculty recently led to the funding of two major grants (a UTeach replication grant worth up to $1.4 million and a Noyce Scholarship grant worth approximately $1.2 million).

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Applied Mathematics with research interest in Data Science, or an earned doctorate in Data Science field with strong foundation in Mathematics or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution by August 1, 2021; excellent written and oral communication skills; a demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching at all levels; excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills; and sustainable research and publication plans.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate knowledge and experience in Data Science and Actuarial Science.

Required Documents to Attach

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to an offer being extended)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  • Three references with emails and current telephone numbers

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University’s online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to

Conditions of Employment

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Please Note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

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