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Assistant Professor - Mathematics (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

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Work type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Allendale
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Mathematics or related field, with a focus or experience in Applied or Computational Mathematics, expected by August 2020; commitment to contribute to our recently implemented applied mathematics major; dedication to excellence in teaching undergraduate mathematics; commitment to maintaining a productive program of scholarship; and evidence of critical, reflective thinking about the teaching and learning of mathematics at the undergraduate level.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who: bring experience working in interdisciplinary or non-academic settings, such as collaborating with business, industry, or government; have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate mathematics; and have experience using active learning strategies, employing technological tools to promote student understanding of mathematics, or extending student learning experiences beyond the classroom, such as mentoring undergraduate research or project-based learning. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, scholarship, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Responsibilities: Duties each semester include a baseline 9 credit hour teaching load, baseline scholarship and service, and a significant focus (equivalent to 3 credit hours) of additional responsibilities in teaching, scholarship, and/or service depending on the candidate's interests and the department’s needs. Newly hired faculty are normally expected to have their 3 credit hours of significant focus be scholarship. Department faculty are expected to teach courses throughout the curriculum, to continually develop and grow as teachers, to maintain a productive program of scholarship, and to participate actively in the life of the department. Employment begins August 6, 2020.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Department/Division: Mathematics/College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Campus: Allendale

Application Deadline: November 8, 2019.

How To Apply: Interested candidates should apply online at A complete application must include in PDF: (1) a cover letter that expresses the candidate’s interest in the position; (2) a personal statement that addresses the applicant’s teaching experience, philosophy, and methodology, and how the applicant meets the teaching-related qualifications of the position; (3) a description of the applicant’s scholarly interests, experiences, and potential; (4) a vita; (5) a copy of graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable); and (6) at least three letters of recommendation, with at least one addressing the applicant’s expertise or experiences in applied mathematics, and at least one regarding the candidate's teaching experience and potential. Letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders directly to Jan Kuzee with the subject line “Letter of Recommendation - [candidate’s last name]”.

Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For questions about applying online or additional assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Email questions about the position to: Matt Boelkins, Mathematics Search Committee chair,

Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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