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Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Statistics

Rhodes College
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 5, 2024

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Job Title:Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics & StatisticsDepartment:Mathematics & StatisticsJob Description:

The Mathematics & Statistics Department at Rhodes College invites applications for a 2-year visiting assistant professor position in Mathematics to begin August 2024. Teaching responsibilities will include six courses per year at all levels of our mathematics curriculum. The Mathematics & Statistics Department offers majors in Mathematics, Biomathematics, and Mathematics & Economics; and minors in Mathematics and Statistics. The faculty of the department value active learning pedagogies that prepare students to effectively and compassionately solve problems using the critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills developed through the study of mathematics and statistics. The successful candidate must demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching at a liberal arts college. The faculty of the department work to provide students with opportunities to engage in meaningful undergraduate research through collaborative research with faculty and through supporting student applications to REUs. While research is not a required component of this position, research and other professional development will be supported with annual research/travel funds. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Furthermore, Rhodes College is committed to supporting the work-life alignment of its faculty. The faculty of the Mathematics & Statistics department are committed to creating a welcoming, supportive, and professional environment for the faculty, staff, and students in our department. Applicants should hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences, Biomathematics, or a closely related field by August 2024.

Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and culturally diverse center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area.

Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination.

A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a separate statement that addresses how the candidate’s experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Also, you must include the following under Additional Documents: 4) teaching philosophy statement.

Review of completed applications will begin MARCH 22, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Letters of recommendation will only be solicited for short-listed applicants, at which time you will be prompted for the names and contact information for three (3) references. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.


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