Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Mathematics position to begin August 2018.

Responsibilities include teaching a full range of undergraduate courses in Mathematics and Mathematics Education, participating in department and university activities, which may include curriculum development, program review, supervising university courses taught in regional high schools, and other outreach activities. Duties also include student advising, contribution to student growth and development, evaluating student performance, scholarly activity, and service to the University community.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Doctorate in mathematics or mathematics education.
  • Evidence of successful teaching is expected.
  • Applicants should have good communication skills and demonstrate strong commitment to excellence in teaching.
  • Demonstrated abilities/competence in instructional technology, including online instruction and commitment to interdisciplinary education is preferred.
  • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for liberal education. The University is committed to fostering a global perspective. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds.
  • Student-centered approach to education and a commitment to helping grow the mathematics, mathematics education, and applied mathematics programs.

Application review will begin November 1st and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will receive full consideration. A complete application consists of: letter of application addressing position qualifications, Curriculum Vitae, teaching statement, student evaluations, graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three letters of recommendation with a waiver of access form for each (see below).

To apply, complete the online application at http://www.smsu.edu/administration/humanresources/neogov.html.

Applicants should arrange for exactly three letters of recommendation (at least one of which should address teaching) to be sent to Dr. Heather Moreland, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Southwest Minnesota State University, 1501 State Street, Marshall, MN 56258. Each letter of recommendation must be accompanied by signed waiver of access.

Southwest Minnesota State University is one of seven universities in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science has a robust mathematics education program and has recently developed a program in Applied and Computational Mathematics. SMSU gives highest priority to excellence in teaching and preparing students to be lifelong learners through quality undergraduate teaching/advising and close student/faculty relationships. Its mission, dating back to 1967, provides access to university-level programs in liberal arts & professional studies. The University has a special commitment to the educational needs of the people in its service region reflected through its curricula, cultural programs, diversity of staff and students, cooperative relationships with the public and private sectors, and regional institutions.

The 216-acre campus encompasses 24 modern, interconnected, and accessible buildings. The University is located in the town of Marshall (pop.13,000), in rural southwest Minnesota (155 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul and 90 miles from Sioux Falls, SD) and is the hub of a rich agricultural area and offers a variety of cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities. Additional information can be found at www.SMSU.edu

Questions should be directed to the search committee chair Dr. Heather Moreland at heather.moreland@smsu.edu.

Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.