Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Mathematics at Central Washington University

The Mathematics Department at Central Washington University seeks to fill a mathematics tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 16, 2020 who can support the department in the area of probability, statistics, actuarial science, or data science. We are an active and vibrant department of fifteen full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty, eleven full-time non-tenure track instructors, and 4-7 adjunct faculty members. Our department has offered an actuarial science specialization for 30 years, most recently as a stand-alone major since 2010. The department also offers degrees in mathematics, mathematics education, and applied mathematics. The department enrolls approximately 2000 students each quarter. The average class size is about 20 with a maximum of thirty-five students. We have a longstanding reputation as being one of the premiere institutions in the Pacific Northwest for the preparation of highly trained actuaries, math teachers, and math graduates. The enrollment in our mathematics honors program is robust and increasing.

 

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching a range of courses from general education to courses for majors in the department, including courses in probability, statistics, actuarial science, analysis or data science. The successful candidate will be expected to possess superior teaching abilities and a willingness to teach a wide range of courses at all levels of mathematics, including upper-division actuarial science courses. The average teaching load is twelve credits per quarter. Other responsibilities include advising students, contributing to the actuarial science program, engaging in scholarship appropriate to the applicant’s field, and service to the university and profession.

 

Qualifications:

Required:

• Earned doctorate by starting date in Mathematics or Statistics with significant background in Probability, Statistics, Actuarial Science, or Data Science. Evidence of teaching excellence and strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.

• Evidence of ability to develop an active research/scholarship program.

• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students in mathematics courses.

• Experience or interest in teaching courses in probability, statistics, actuarial science, and/or data science.

 

Preferred:

• Teaching experience at the college level.

• Commitment to collaborate with students on research projects.

• Professional or research experience in actuarial science or a related area.

• Experience or interest in teaching courses in analysis and other upper division undergraduate mathematics coursework.

 

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Screening Date: Screening will begin on November 20, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications completed by November 20, 2019.

 

Application Process: Applications are accepted online at https://careers.cwu.edu. A complete application will include

1) A letter of application with a self-assessment of ability to perform responsibilities and meet required and preferred qualifications;

2) A statement of teaching philosophy;

3) A statement of scholarly activity, including future plans;

4) A curriculum vitae;

5) Contact information, including phone and e-mail addresses of three current references.

 

Finalists will be required to supply three letters of recommendation. For questions regarding the position, please email Dr. Dominic Klyve. Email: Dominic.Klyve@cwu.edu University & Ellensburg Community:

 

CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY: Located in the heart of Washington State, Ellensburg is approximately 100 miles and under 2 hours away from the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan area. CWU is one of three state-supported comprehensive regional universities in Washington State. Offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 135 majors, the university enrolls approximately 12,300 students and has a faculty-student ratio of 18:1. With its robust focus on inclusivity and diversity, CWU has enrolled 36% students of color and graduates the largest percentage of Hispanic/Latino students of any public baccalaureate institution in the state. Excellence in teaching is the core of the university’s mission, and faculty engage in scholarship, invention, and creative activity to support teaching, to advance knowledge, and to provide outlets for creative expression. Further information about the university is available at www.cwu.edu. For more information about the community in Ellensburg, visit http://www.cwu.edu/community.

 

CWU is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer. For accommodation e-mail HR@cwu.edu

Central Washington University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX institution committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CWU has a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff and student body. CWU operates under an approved Affirmative Action Plan. Persons of disability may request accommodation during the application and/or interview process through Disability Services. Phone: 509-963-2171.