Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mathematics beginning fall 2018. The area of specialty is open, though preference will be given to candidates in applied or interdisciplinary fields, including those who are able to contribute to our new Creative and Applied Computing program. The department especially invites candidates who can contribute to the college-wide goal of diversifying our faculty.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in mathematics or a closely related field by August 2018. In your cover letter, please address your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community whose core values include a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Providing an outstanding undergraduate education is the primary mission of the College, and applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The typical teaching load is 3-1-3. The successful candidate will also be expected to maintain continued scholarly activity that engages undergraduate students. All faculty members are expected to participate fully in the life of the department and College through activities such as academic advising and committee service.
Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, copy of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (two of which should address teaching) through MathJobs.org. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Bernadette Mullins at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be held at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, and candidates are asked to indicate their availability for such an interview.
Birmingham-Southern College is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1300 undergraduate students. BSC is included in Pope’s Colleges that Change Lives and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. The College’s curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research. For more on the College’s faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit www.bsc.edu.
Birmingham-Southern College is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, which is the largest city in Alabama and a leading hub for banking and medical research in the Southeast. Birmingham is also a vibrant center for entertainment, commerce, and recreational activities. There are six higher education institutions within a short commute. The city also hosts a symphony, zoo, botanical garden, the largest art museum in the Southeast, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and annual art, music, and film festivals as well as numerous opportunities for outdoor adventure activities. In 2015 Birmingham was ranked as the #1 “next hot food city” by Zagat’s.
BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. BSC is also committed to expanding the diversity of the faculty, staff and the student body and in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Individuals from diverse populations are encouraged to apply. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify. EOE