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Assistant Professor – Applied Mathematics

Florida Polytechnic University
Lakeland, Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 26, 2023
Assistant Professor – Applied Mathematics


The Department of Applied Mathematics at Florida Polytechnic University, a tenure-equivalent institution, seeks candidates for up to two faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor who possess outstanding teaching skills, a demonstrated potential for a successful research program, and a willingness to perform service activities that enhance the educational mission of the university and support the broader mathematical community.
The Department of Applied Mathematics at Florida Polytechnic University has a strong and traditional degree program that is both innovative and flexible. The Bachelor of Science degree in applied mathematics consists of calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, introduction to proofs, real analysis, and a variety of upper division courses. We also require additional courses in coding and a 4-course interdisciplinary sequence in a related field or department. In addition, the department teaches courses in support of engineering, computer science, physics, and data science.

Applicants must provide evidence of highly successful college-level teaching, a plan for new or continued scholarship, and a commitment to do the service expected of a university faculty member. Faculty are expected to participate in external funding efforts, advise undergraduate students, and to assist in the broader educational mission of the department.
Applicants with post-Ph.D. experience may be offered an accelerated timeline to apply for promotion to associate professor.



  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Statistics required before start date
  • Evidence of successful university-level teaching
  • A record of scholarship commensurate with rank and time in the profession.
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Service record commensurate with time in the profession
  • Evidence of leadership potential
  • Participation in obtaining funding or work on funded projects
  • Experience with undergraduate research projects

We seek candidates who will immerse themselves in the mission of the department. This will involve the development and instruction of upper division courses, recruitment of students, mentoring and advising for the major, working on capstone projects, development of interdisciplinary course sequences that complement the major, and a focus on career and graduate school opportunities for our students. As a STEM-only university, Florida Poly focuses considerable attention on the first- and second-year mathematics courses. The successful applicant will have strong teaching skills and be willing to push against educational norms to develop exciting and innovative curricula for these courses that enhance the overall educational experience of our students.

EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

  • Positions are open until filled (or recruitment canceled).
APPLICATION PROCESS : All Applicants are required to submit the following in PDF during the application process:
  • Cover letter, including 3 professional references
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A summary of your research interests and plans for future work (maximum of 2 pages)
  • A statement describing your strengths as a teacher (maximum of 1 page)
  • Unofficial copy of the Ph.D./M.Sc. transcript

Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014-15 and is the twelfth university in the Florida State University System. The University was created as an exclusively STEM-focused public university that offers high-value undergraduate and graduate degrees and that has intentional industry connections with a focus on economic development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated to preparing students for the competitive STEM workforce, Florida Polytechnic University blends traditional subject matter mastery with problem solving and laboratory experiences to provide students with learning opportunities applicable to both the workplace and a career of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses in small class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to faculty experience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and research mission.

Florida Poly does not have a traditional tenure system. Faculty are employed via renewable, term defined appointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, that substantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment and progression in rank upon completion of a significant review of accomplishments.

Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-modern campus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway between Tampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines small town comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High-Tech Corridor is home to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has more than 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college. Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thriving performing art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and a high standard of living, Lakeland and Central Florida continue to rise among the best places to live and work.


Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the University) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or genetic information. Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. An appointment is not final until proof is provided.


Florida Poly qualified employees have the opportunity to take advantage of a variety of health benefits (through the State of Florida) to help meet their specific needs, as well as the needs of their family. This comprehensive coverage includes flexible spending accounts, medical and life insurance, and worker's compensation.

Health benefits are administered through People First , on behalf of the State of Florida, as pre-tax insurance plans. People First handles all new hire enrollments, coverage changes, premium administration, and dependent eligibility. Their Service Center is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. EST, at 1-866-663-4735.


Florida Poly offers great options for retirement. From the required selection of a state plan to additional voluntary retirement plans, our employees have many opportunities to save and prepare for their future. Click here for more information.


Conveniently located along I-4 between Tampa and Orlando, Lakeland is home to Florida Polytechnic University and many other businesses and attractions. Click here to explore Lakeland, Florida.


Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please be sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before continuing through the application. Once your application has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional attachments will not be considered.

An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire.

Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.

This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04.

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