Visiting Assistant Professor of Math
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Math
The Department of Mathematics at Furman University invites
applications for a one-year renewable visiting position at the rank
of Visiting Assistant Professor to begin on August 1, 2023. The
position may be renewed for an additional year based on performance
evaluations and programmatic needs. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in
mathematics, statistics, or a closely related field by the
commencement of the appointment. The position requires teaching
excellence, departmental service, and a demonstrated commitment to
diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Furman University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and
inclusion in all facets of university life, and strives to create
an anti-racist community through excellence in teaching,
mentorship, and programming. Numerous initiatives and programs are
underway or planned to promote these ideals, including historic
projects, dialogue initiatives, the Center for Inclusive
Communities, and a recently approved major in Africana
The successful candidate will have the ability to work with
historically underrepresented students, including students of
color, and be committed to assisting the university in its
continuing efforts to become a model of inclusive excellence. The
Department of Mathematics confers bachelor's degrees with majors in
mathematics, applied mathematics, and a joint major with the
Department of Economics (mathematics-economics). The department
also participates in an interdisciplinary minor in data analytics.
There are currently 12 faculty members. The teaching load is five
courses per year, and will largely feature introductory statistics
and calculus courses. In addition, the Department of Mathematics
features an active summer research program where faculty members
work with mathematics majors on a wide range of projects in
theoretical mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical
education, and statistics. If interested, a visiting faculty member
could receive internal funding to participate in this summer
research program and mentor undergraduate students.
Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences
college committed to helping students develop intellectually,
personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills
necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors
are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students
within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas
and perspectives. Our recently-launched strategic vision, The
Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year
pathway facilitated by a team of mentors and infused with a rich
and varied set of high-impact experiences outside the classroom
that include undergraduate research, study away, internships,
community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across
Furman is located on traditional Cherokee land in Greenville, South
Carolina, which is one of the fastest-growing cities in the
Southeast and is ranked among "America's Ten Best" by Forbes
Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants,
in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and
theaters. The city also has excellent public and private schools
and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running
trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest,
which was named “one of America's coolest small towns.” The
surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and
has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the
country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge
Mountains and Atlantic beaches. It is an ideal place to live and
Applications will be taken through mathjobs.org
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
statement of teaching philosophy and experience, statement of
research interests, an unofficial copy of graduate and
undergraduate transcripts, and a diversity statement. Three letters
of recommendation should also be submitted. In the diversity
statement, describe how your teaching, scholarship, mentoring, or
service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that
includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.
Direct your questions by email to Department Chair Tom Lewis, at
. The search
committee will begin reviewing applications as soon as the job is
posted on mathjobs.org and will continue until the position is
filled; however, to ensure full consideration, applications should
be completed by March 15, 2023.
Furman University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to
increasing the diversity of its faculty.
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the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to
create a community of people representing a multiplicity of
identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief,
sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background,
ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of
employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.