Assistant Professor of Mathematics- Grand Valley State University

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Required Qualifications and Education: Ph.D. in Mathematics; ABD will be considered with Ph.D. completed by August 2017. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education with a strong  mathematics background, comparable to at least a Master’s degree in Mathematics, and demonstrated ability to teach upperlevel mathematics courses will also be considered. Dedication to excellence in teaching undergraduate mathematics; strong teaching recommendations; commitment to continued scholarly and professional growth; evidence of
reflective thinking about the teaching and learning of mathematics at the undergraduate level; willingness to facilitate student use of technology to promote understanding of mathematics; and interest in teaching courses throughout the mathematics curriculum, including precalculus mathematics courses.

Preferred Qualifications and Education: Interest in the use of active learning strategies, in the innovative use of technology in teaching mathematics, and in extending student learning opportunities beyond the classroom.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions: Duties each semester include a baseline 9 credit-hour teaching load, baseline scholarship and service, and a significant focus (equivalent to 3 credit hours) of additional responsibilities in teaching, scholarship, and/or service depending on the candidate’s interests and unit’s needs. Newly hired faculty are normally expected to use their 3 credit hours of significant focus for scholarship. Department faculty are expected to teach mathematics courses throughout the curriculum, to continually develop and grow as teachers, and to maintain an active program of scholarship (broadly defined) and service. Employment begins August 6, 2017.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.
Department/Division: Mathematics/College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Campus: Allendale

How To Apply: Interested candidates should apply online at A complete application must include in PDF: (1) a personal statement that addresses (a) the applicant’s teaching experience, philosophy, and methodology, and (b) how the applicant meets the teaching-related qualifications of the position; (2) a description of the applicant’s scholarly interests, experiences, and potential; (3) a vita; (4) a copy of graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable); and (5) at least three letters of recommendation, with one letter (preferably two) attesting to the applicant’s teaching ability and potential. Letters of recommendation should be sent electronically directly to Jan Kuzee at and cc’ed to The email should include the applicant’s name in the subject line. If you have questions about applying online or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Email questions
about the position to: DDavid Austin; Mathematics Search Committee chair (
Application Deadline Date: Complete applications must be received by Wednesday, November 23, 2016.


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