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Assistant Professor specializing in Topology

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Mathematics - 208150
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Position Summary:

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Dayton seeks applicants with expertise in topology for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level starting August 16, 2021.

We are looking for someone who wants to thrive in a collegial and supportive environment, who will grow as a professional and will contribute to the understanding of mathematics through research in topology, who is committed to educating the next generation of mathematics students in a setting where a variety of teaching strategies is encouraged, and who is committed to growing participation of women and under-represented minorities in mathematics.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and will be encouraged to seek opportunities to collaborate with researchers within the department, the university, and/or the wider community. The typical teaching load is three courses each semester, two of which will usually support the mission of the Department to teach mathematics courses for non-mathematics majors. There will also be opportunities to teach upper division courses for mathematics majors. The successful candidate will be also expected to participate in the life and development of the Department of Mathematics, and work with students from diverse backgrounds both in the classroom and on mathematical research and capstone projects as such opportunities arise.
Minimum Qualifications:

● ABD with completion of all requirements for the PhD in mathematics by July 1, 2021.
● Potential to become an effective teacher of mathematics.
● Active and ongoing research in an area of topology (MSC 54, 55).
● Effective written communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring several of the following:
● Ability to produce high quality research.
● Record of published research in respected peer-reviewed outlets.
● Strong commitment to maintaining an active and ongoing research agenda.
● Successful experience as the primary teacher of undergraduate mathematics courses.
● Potential to become an effective teacher of a wide variety of mathematics courses.
● Ability to present material clearly and effectively in the classroom.
● Ability to effectively use learning resources, including technology, to enhance student learning of mathematics.
● Interest in working with students on research projects and capstone experiences.
● Ability to work with an increasingly diverse campus community.
● Teaching experience in the North American system of higher education.
● Excellent interpersonal communications skills.
● Commitment to breadth of education including educating the whole person in the Marianist tradition, and a commitment of service to the community, university, and profession.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete application consists of a cover letter, CV, a brief statement of research agenda, a statement of teaching philosophy, a listing of all courses the applicant has taught, an unofficial graduate school transcript, and contact information for the writers of three letters of recommendation.

Please note:
● Application deadline is March 7, 2021. The posting closes at 11:55 PM EST. All letters of reference are due 7 days after the candidate has completed the application process.
● Teaching abilities must be addressed in at least one reference letter, and research abilities must be addressed in at least one reference letter.
● Please ensure that letter writers are aware of the short deadline for letters of 7 days from completion of application. Letter writers will be emailed instructions on how to upload the letters upon completion of the application process.
● Applicants whose degree has not been conferred or listed on the transcript, at the time of application, must submit a statement from their degree-granting department indicating the anticipated timeline for completion of all requirements for the PhD.
● Applicants must submit a list of all courses for which they have had teaching duties. For each course, applicants must explain the nature of the course, as well as the level of responsibility for the course content, assignments, tests, grading, and presentation of the course material. In particular, the applicant must state “teaching assistant” or “instructor of record” for each course listed. If the applicant has no teaching experience, they must submit in lieu of this list a page with the statement "I have no teaching experience."

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php


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