Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mathematics at University of St. Thomas

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for a tenure-track position in Mathematics at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in September 2020.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The department actively works to attract, retain, and develop faculty from all backgrounds to enhance the diversity of the learning community and to offer our students richly varied perspectives. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and show strong potential for productive research/scholarly activities. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses housed in the Department of Mathematics. The standard teaching load for this position is three courses per semester. 

The department offers bachelor’s degree programs in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education, and offers rapidly growing interdisciplinary degree programs in statistics and actuarial science. Our actuarial science program is a nationally recognized Center of Actuarial Excellence, as designated by the Society of Actuaries. The 21-person mathematics faculty at the University of St. Thomas is active in a wide variety of research areas with an established record of engaging undergraduates both in and out of the classroom. The department is home to the Center for Applied Mathematics (CAM), an endowed center whose primary mission is to promote applied mathematics to undergraduate students. The CAM provides support, such as summer stipends and travel allowances, for faculty and undergraduates who collaborate on research projects in a variety of areas and is expanding efforts to establish connections with local industry and business. We encourage candidates to visit our website to learn more about our department. 

A PhD (U.S. or Foreign Equivalent) in mathematics, statistics, or a closely related field, or alternatively, ABDs nearing completion of the PhD will be considered, with the initial appointment to be made at the rank of instructor.

The department enjoys a strong collaborative culture with regards to teaching. We seek candidates who will actively contribute to this culture, with a commitment to excellence in teaching, which may include—but is not limited to—active, student-centered learning; inquiry; inclusive and culturally-sustaining pedagogies. Teaching experience at the university level is strongly preferred.  

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to our mathematical community in part by maintaining an active research agenda. All areas of research will be considered. We value candidates with experience in or potential for supervising undergraduate research. Interest in multidisciplinary research is an asset but not required. 

For full consideration, materials should be submitted online at www.stthomas.edu/jobs. Review of application materials will begin on November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates will be asked to copy/paste a position-specific cover letter into the application, and include the listed documents below:

  • A cover letter. The applicant should indicate in the cover letter if they plan to attend the 2020 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Denver.
  • A curriculum vitae that includes the names and contact information for three references (at least one reference should be prepared to address teaching).
  • A statement (up to two pages) detailing teaching experience and teaching philosophy.  The candidate should also address in this statement ways in which they envision contributing to our teaching culture outlined above.
  • A statement (up to three pages), in a language understandable to a broad range of PhD mathematicians, outlining current and future research and a plan to engage undergraduate students. 
  • A statement (one page maximum) indicating ways in which the applicant would contribute to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. 
  • An unofficial copy of graduate transcripts. 

The preferred format for all application documents (except the cover letter, which is included in the application form) is PDF. 

Any questions regarding the position should be sent to the search committee chair Patrick Van Fleet (pjvanfleet@stthomas.edu).

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.