Tenure Track Faculty in Mathematics

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The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Western Colorado University invites applications for two tenure-track positions to support a growing math department.
Overall, we seek applicants with broad teaching interests who can teach introductory as well as advanced mathematics courses to a diverse community of students and conduct meaningful research with senior students. Our program includes recent additions in Actuarial Science and Data Analytics as well as a new partnership with the University of Colorado in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. Preference will be given to candidates with research interests in differential equations, mathematical modeling, computational biology, numerical analysis, actuarial science, engineering, or data science.
Candidates with strong backgrounds in statistics or applied mathematics are especially encouraged to apply. The statistics applicant must demonstrate a strong background in statistics and data analysis and be able to contribute to our data analytics program by teaching courses at all undergraduate levels. The applied mathematics candidate will have the opportunity to develop curriculum that engages students in our new engineering program and contribute to our existing applied offerings. All candidates must have strong communication skills and be committed to undergraduate education and undergraduate research, and excellence in teaching. The individuals hired will enrich Western's inclusive culture and will show a strong interest in teaching within a liberal arts environment. The faculty positions are full-time, nine-month positions.
The Mathematics program has approximately 45 majors, a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum, and eight full-time faculty members. Community, collaboration, engagement, and commitment to a modern curriculum are components of our core values. For more information about the program, please visit our website at http://www.western.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/mathematics
Duties:This successful candidate will teach 24 credits per year in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department along with service and professional activity components. Summer teaching duties may be available and compensated with an additional stipend.
Doctorate in Mathematics, Statistics, or related field
Experience teaching mathematics at the undergraduate level
Interest in and potential for mentoring undergraduate research projects
Demonstrated commitment to collaboration
Candidates must possess strong communication skills and a commitment to undergraduate education and excellence in teaching.
Three of more years of experience teaching mathematics at the undergraduate level
Undergraduate research experience
Experience working with diverse populations
Innovative approaches to teaching
Ability to teach online is a preferred qualification.
Additional Application Information:START DATE: August 2019
TO APPLY: use our online application at www.western.edu/jobs (scroll up the page and select the "apply" link); required attachments to your online application include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, professional philosophy of teaching which includes a description of engaging undergraduate research that a general audience can understand, and academic transcripts. Include a list of four professional references with name, position, and contact information. From these references, two letters of recommendation are also required, and these must be submitted via email to Lori Clement: lclement@western.edu
Please direct questions regarding the application process to Lori Clement and questions regarding the position to Dr. Jeremy Muskat, search committee chair: jmuskat@western.edu
Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during screening. Official transcripts are required prior to employment.
Screening of applications will begin Nov 26, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
Western is a residential, public university with an enrollment of 3,000 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty members share a strong commitment to personalized education with the liberal arts as its core. It is a student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged campus and community. The curriculum provides professional flexibility where experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches are valued. Western is also an advocate of diversity, equity, and inclusivity of all types including ability (physical, mental), social class, racial/ethnic, linguistic, religion, sexual orientation, age, experience, gender, and cultural. Please see our diversity statement, and our DEII Committee charge. The university is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley provides significant year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Employees have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit http://www.western.edu to learn more about the university.
Western Colorado University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus.

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