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Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Metropolitan State University (MN)
St Paul, Minnesota, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 25, 2024

Job Details

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title
State University Faculty

Working Title
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Hire Types

Academic Affairs 2


Math and Statistics

Saint Paul


Full/Part Time
Full Time


Employment Condition
Fixed Term

Work Shift

Work Schedule/Hours/Days

Posting Details

Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor. This is a full-time position within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and will start on August 19, 2024.

Salary Minimum
See below

Salary Maximum
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Salary Type

Bargaining Unit/Plan
209, IFO

Job Description

Faculty members are expected to:
  • Demonstrate ability to teach mathematics courses effectively to a post-traditional student population.
  • Engage in scholarly activity, creative achievement, and/or research.
  • Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study.
  • Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance.
  • Engage in service to the university and community
  • Demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student body by delivering a student-centered education and using approaches that support equitable outcomes for all students.
Required Qualifications
  • A minimum of a master’s degree in mathematics or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated potential for success in teaching and professional service activities.
  • Effective Communication skills (written & verbal) to communicate with a variety of persons and groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an institution with a culturally, economically and linguistically diverse workforce and student population.
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to work collegially with faculty and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Specific Technical, Computer and/or Software skills (as needed).
Preferred Qualifications
  • A PhD in mathematics or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching mathematics at a post-secondary level.
  • Demonstrated contributions to assessment of student learning at a post-secondary institution.
  • Professional development and/or expertise in culturally responsive pedagogy, anti-racist pedagogy, and/or universal design.
  • Experience as an academic advisor for students at a post-secondary institution.
Other Requirements

Notice : In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.


We are the urban, public, comprehensive university in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area where the faculty, staff and students of Metropolitan State will reflect the area’s rich diversity, build a culturally competent and anti-racist learning community, and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to civic engagement.

Metropolitan State University provides an excellent, inclusive and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and lead our communities to a prosperous and equitable future. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and applied doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners. Metro State is a five-time recipient of the Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity ( HEED ) Award, most recently in 2021. Federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, its employees serve more than 9,000 post-traditional learners, two-thirds of whom identify as belonging to communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college, and/or are eligible for Pell Grants. Since we do not operate residential facilities, Metro State University students all commute to class locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Metropolitan State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (Ranked # 67 out of 1550 in 2021). Recognized in 2008 and 2016 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission. As a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Metropolitan State University actively works to achieve the Equity 2030 goal of the system, with initiatives to close disparities among student groups that focus on academic programs, policies and procedures, and effective student support. In addition, equity and anti-racism strategies are focused on building an inclusive and welcoming campus climate, hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and developing our capacity to serve students in culturally responsive manner. The University is guided by a strategic plan with a theme of “Building a Resilient, Student Ready University.”

Visit the Metropolitan State University website to learn more about the university, our programs, and our students. Learn more about Minnesota State Colleges and Universities at their website .

Description of College/School/Unit: The College of Sciences provides a broad range of programs in mathematics, computer science and the laboratory sciences. Programs are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure, including the Jason R. Carter Science Education Center and the forthcoming Minnesota Institute for Cybersecurity and Forensics. Students work toward their vision of the future in the sciences with award-winning faculty, community partnerships, and cutting-edge facilities. More information is available at the College of Sciences website:

The School/Academic Department: Mathematics and statistics are essential in the study of science, technology, and the quantitative nature of the modern world. Students in our programs gain the analytic skills needed to study and solve a wide range of problems. They also develop superior problem-solving and critical thinking skills that are useful in a wide range of careers in science, technology, engineering, business, actuarial science, and education. In a typical academic year, the faculty member will teach five courses, split between two semesters. In addition, the faculty member will engage in scholarship, advising, and service. Additional information can be found at the department website:

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Benefits Info

Please note: Filling of this position is dependent upon budget.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the salary placement process as outlined in the Inter Faculty Organization ( IFO ) Master Agreement.

Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization ( IFO ) which can be found at on the Minnesota State Employee and Labor Relations website .

For the most current information on the Inter Faculty Organization, go to

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Special Instructions Summary

Application: To apply, go to

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Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date: May 27, 2024

Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:
· Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position;
· Current curriculum vita or resume;
· A statement of your teaching philosophy and examples of teaching effectiveness, particularly as it relates to equity and anti-racist pedagogy (limit 2 pages);
  • Names of three (3) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers; at least one (1) of the references must be able to address teaching effectiveness; and
  • Transcripts – Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date of your highest attained degree, with your name and the academic institution’s name/logo are required. If doctoral study is in progress at the time of application, submit the most recent transcript showing your course of study and progress to date. We are not able to accept copy/paste word documents with a list of courses/grades. If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.
  • Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
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If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources, at 651.793.1275 or email at

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Posting Contact
Kab Chu Yang Heu

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Metro State University is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers
  5. A statement of your teaching philosophy and examples of teaching effectiveness, particularly as it relates to equity and anti-racist pedagogy (limit 2 pages)
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