Posted: September 10, 2021
The Mathematics Department of Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at open rank beginning Fall 2022. Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree in mathematics, statistics, or a related field by August 15, 2022. Faculty responsibilities include teaching, advising, maintaining an active program of scholarship, and engaging in university service. The environment in the Department offers many opportunities for collaborative research, teaching, and service that actively inform and improve equity and social justice. Additional information about the LMU Mathematics Department is available online at cse.lmu.edu/department/math.
Teaching and Advising: The Mathematics Department, housed within Loyola Marymount University’s College of Science and Engineering, is an inclusive community of 19 full-time faculty members and approximately 60 mathematics majors, 40 minors, and 15 Master of Arts in Teaching students. The successful candidate will teach math and/or statistics courses in the Department of Mathematics, which is particularly interested in de-colonizing its curriculum and pedagogy. The teaching load is 9 units per semester, with the possibility of a reduced teaching load in the first two years.
The Mathematics Department is committed to broadening the participation of students in STEM fields by enacting an anti-racist agenda, fostering equitable and inclusive classroom spaces, and increasing access to faculty-mentored research opportunities. A commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), including how it pertains to student success and pedagogy, should be evident in the candidate’s professional activities.
Scholarship: The Department values and recognizes multiple forms of scholarship, including that related to STEM education reform and diversity, equity, and inclusion in pedagogy. The Department plans to continue drawing upon an ever-expanding broad range of faculty interests and talents and to promote vital connections with a wide variety of academic communities.
Service Toward Broadening Participation: The Mathematics Department would like to deepen and expand its commitment to improving equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM fields by diversifying the curriculum, fostering a diverse and anti-racist community, creating, and maintaining inclusive learning environments, and offering mentorship to students from multiple backgrounds. A successful candidate must be prepared to collaborate with the department on these issues and have the potential to provide direction and leadership for some of the initiatives that arise from this collaboration.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. LMU provides comprehensive benefit offerings and robust support for faculty. For more information about our programs visit admin.lmu.edu/hr/totalrewards/benefits and academics.lmu.edu/ofd/newfacultyorientation which links to the latest Faculty Resource Guide. Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state, and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experience, and beliefs to apply. Please read more about our commitments and our efforts at https://resources.lmu.edu/officeofinterculturalaffairs/ .
A complete application consists of a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career; statement on teaching experience and philosophy; a description of the applicant’s current and future scholarship program, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses the applicant’s teaching. Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2021. Apply online at mathjobs.org. Please address questions to Professor Edward Mosteig, Hiring Committee Chair, at Edward.Mosteig@lmu.edu.