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Visiting Assistant Professor of Math

Furman University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 2, 2023

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Math

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Math

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Job Summary:
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.

Job Description:

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 Studies.

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 disciplines.

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 work.

Applications will be taken through 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 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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Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing 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. jeid-8bff0e705e120d4b94c4262b6af8908f

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