Mathematics and Statistics, John T. Beresford Endowed Chair, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 31, 2023

Job Details

Position Overview

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Central Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in pure or applied mathematics starting August 5, 2024: the John T. Beresford Endowed Chair in Mathematics & Statistics. Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service are expected. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. This position is a full-time, tenure-track position.

College/Department Overview

The College of Mathematics and Science currently has 135 full-time and over 70 part-time faculty in 6 academic departments and the School of Engineering. The College serves more than 3,000 undergraduate students in 29 majors and provides graduate programs in Biology, Computer Science, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Applied Mathematical Science, Engineering Physics, and Nursing. Accreditation/Certification is held by ABET, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the American Board of Funeral Service Education, and the American Chemical Society. UCO is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. For further information see our website at .

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

The Mathematics and Statistics Department at the University of Central Oklahoma, as a metropolitan institution serving a diverse student body, has a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education through transformative learning and research. The department is seeking a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in pure or applied mathematics who is committed to innovative and inclusive teaching and collaborative student-centered research. Duties include teaching day/evening classes, graduate/undergraduate courses, scholarly activities, and service. In particular, the successful applicant for the John T. Beresford Endowed Chair will be expected to engage in teaching and research in an area of mathematics that supports the computer science discipline. Expectations include a demonstrable record of peer-reviewed publications (at least one per year) involving undergraduate and/or graduate students; submission of at least one federal grant proposal per year; and evidence of mentorship including presentations with students at local, regional, and national meetings. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Qualifications/Experience Required

An earned doctorate degree in Mathematics or related field awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). University teaching experience is required. ABD applicants will be considered if conferral is expected by August 1, 2024. **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

Previous postdoctoral experience and/or a strong publication record.


Ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and staff. Reports to the Chair of the Department and the Dean of the College.

Physical Demands

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


University of Central Oklahoma.

With strong connections throughout the Oklahoma City metro, the University of Central Oklahoma is dedicated to developing in students the confidence to succeed through transformative learning experiences. Central prides itself as a smart investment for success, preparing future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, with access to more than 200 student organizations and the internship, employment, entertainment and cultural offerings of the rapidly growing Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Founded in 1890 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Central connects its nearly 14,000 students to unmatched value found in 118 undergraduate areas of study and 83 graduate programs from its main campus in Edmond and facilities throughout the metro area.

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