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Assistant Professor specializing in Algebra

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

The Position
The Department of Mathematics at the University of Dayton seeks applicants with expertise in algebra for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level starting August 16, 2024. We are looking for someone who wants to thrive in a collegial and supportive environment, who will grow as a professional, who will contribute to the understanding of mathematics through research, who is committed to educating the next generation of mathematics students in a setting where a variety of teaching strategies are encouraged, and who is committed to growing participation of women and under-represented populations in mathematics. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda in algebra 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.

The Department
The Department of Mathematics has a diverse faculty with a broad range of research interests. More than thirty percent of our faculty are women, and close to half of our current majors are women. New faculty members are supported in a variety of ways, such as course releases, opportunities to pursue internal funding to support research, travel funds, a relocation package, and tuition benefits.

The University
The University of Dayton is a Catholic and Marianist institution founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary. At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all candidates to apply.

The University’s 382-acre campus is located at the southern edge of Dayton, Ohio. Dayton is the corporate headquarters for Lexis-Nexis and Reynolds & Reynolds. It is also the location of the largest Air Force R&D Center in the country and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. With a burgeoning downtown area, 20 expansive metro parks, a vibrant arts scene, hundreds of miles of paved walking/biking trails (top in the nation!), a bike-(and now scooter!) share program, several historic neighborhoods, and the Dayton Aviation Heritage and National Historical Park. It is a great place for those who want a bit of everything with a low cost of living, great schools, and manageable traffic. See daytoncvb.com for more information about the area. It’s a great place to live and work!

Minimum Qualifications:
  • ABD nearing completion of all requirements for a doctorate in mathematics at the time of application.
  • Demonstrated potential to become an effective teacher of mathematics.
  • Active research in algebra.
  • Effective written communications skills.
Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

  • Successful teaching experience in the North American system of higher education.
  • Successful experience as the primary teacher of undergraduate mathematics courses.
  • Record of published research in respected peer-reviewed outlets.
  • Ability to maintain an ongoing research agenda.
  • Interest in working with students on research projects and capstone experiences.
  • Potential for excellence in one or more of the following:
    • producing high quality research
    • presenting material clearly and effectively in the classroom
    • using learning resources effectively, including technology, to enhance student learning of mathematics
    • teaching a wide variety of mathematics courses
    • working with an increasingly diverse campus community
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective oral communication skills
  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Commitment to breadth of education including educating the whole person in the Marianist tradition to support the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a commitment of service to the community
Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter that addresses all minimum and any applicable preferred qualifications met,
  • a CV,
  • a research statement,
  • a statement of teaching philosophy,
  • a list of all courses taught that explains the nature of each 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."
  • an unofficial graduate school transcript, which must confirm the doctorate degree if it has been earned at time of application.
  • Applicants whose doctoral degree has not been conferred at the time of application or whose doctorate is not reflected on their transcript must submit a statement from their degree-granting department indicating the anticipated date for conferral of the degree.
  • Contact information for the writers for three letters of recommendation, whose letters will be solicited at the application deadline. Teaching abilities must be addressed in at least one letter and research abilities must be addressed in at least one letter.

Posting closes December 19, 2023 at 11:55 PM EST

Please be aware that due to the holidays and that the university will be closed from December 22 to January 2, we will be contacting applicants for first interviews after the first of the year.

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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