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Tenure Track Assistant Mathematics Professor Specializing in Algebraic Geometry or Algebraic

Millersville University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Mathematics at Millersville University welcomes applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor Specializing in Algebraic Geometry or Algebraic Topology (Beginning August 2022 )

The person selected will teach upper level undergraduate courses in pure mathematics including but not limited to geometry, abstract algebra, and number theory, as well as introductory mathematics courses, to engage in scholarly activity, advise majors and assist with operation of the department through service on departmental and university committees. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs and may include courses offered in the day, evening and/or weekend. Classes should be conducted through multifaceted teaching strategies for face-to-face classroom delivery and/or web-enhanced or web-based formats. Faculty are expected, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement Article 4, to engage in professional responsibilities such as curriculum development and update, learning outcomes assessment for courses and programs, and participating in department, college and university meetings and workshops. There is also an expectation for faculty to mentor undergraduate students in scholarly research or other high-impact practices, as appropriate.

A complete application comprises the following:
  • A cover letter summarizing how the applicant’s education and experience match the required qualifications of the position.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of registrar-issued unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress (the successful candidate will be required to provide registrar-issued official transcripts from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Provost’s Office by the start date).
  • Three current letters of reference, (applicant to submit names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of individuals who will be contacted to upload current letters of reference directly to a confidential website). ( These must include at least two current letters of recommendation attesting to recent teaching effectiveness ).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the closing date to allow time for their references to respond. If you choose to provide additional documentation, please upload these items as optional documents.

Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.

Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 14 public universities of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students’ success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,600 students to find their path. Several of our programs are multidisciplinary in nature, combining science, technology, and art to create a more progressive degree. One thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master’s and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes the intersectionality of diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. Employing our EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence, we hold that an inclusive community is a core value that is an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in mathematics with expertise in algebraic geometry or algebraic topology completed by the date of appointment.
  • Broad academic record/training in pure mathematics including but not limited to geometry and abstract algebra.
  • Evidence of strong commitment to excellence in teaching ( supported by at least two current letters of recommendation attesting to recent teaching effectiveness ).
  • Evidence of capacity/potential for continued scholarly activity.
  • Must be interested in involving undergraduate students in research.
  • Evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Successful interview.
  • Successful teaching demonstration.
  • Successful completion of three background checks.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • Preparation and/or experience in teaching pure mathematics courses including but not limited to geometry, abstract algebra, and number theory, as well as introductory mathematics courses.
  • Demonstrated commitment to scholarly activity in geometry/topology.
  • Potential for service or contributing to the department’s programs.
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