Assistant Professor - Applied Mathematics

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: La Crosse, WISCONSIN
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Recruitment Number 5187
Working Title Assistant Professor - Applied Mathematics
Position Type Faculty/Instructional
Appointment Percentage 100
Division/College College of Science and Health
Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The mission of the College of Science and Health is to provide an outstanding education in the diverse disciplines of science, health, and mathematics. The College is dedicated to student learning where enthusiastic faculty and staff intellectually challenge students in a supportive and professional environment. Fundamental to our mission is the belief in the value of education in the liberal arts and sciences and the creation of new knowledge. The College offers an outstanding academic and cultural environment for the university community and beyond.

Our vision is to be a premier comprehensive institution, excelling in both undergraduate and graduate education. We will provide academic programs that attract high-achieving students on a regional, national, and international basis. The College will have an outstanding reputation for the quality of its students learning, faculty and staff, state of the art facilities and technology, scholarly achievements, and community and professional service.

Position Summary

The Mathematics & Statistics Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Applied Mathematics beginning August 26, 2019. The department is particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates that can provide our students with the interdisciplinary skills necessary to further enhance Wisconsin’s workforce in high-demand STEM fields.

We welcome applicants with traditional mathematical modeling experience, as well as those interested in applying the methods of data science, machine learning, mathematical biology, and/or topological data analysis. Our department recognizes that interdisciplinary skills can be learned in various environments. Preference will be given to candidates whose training and research can enhance and expand the department’s collaborative STEM activities, including partnerships with faculty across campus and scientists and medical professionals in the La Crosse area.

The Mathematics & Statistics Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has a faculty of 37 members and offers traditional undergraduate mathematics and statistics degrees including emphasis in applied mathematics, actuarial science, and mathematics education as well as Masters programs in Data Science and Applied Statistics. The Mathematics & Statistics Department supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek a colleague who shares the department’s commitment to diversity and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.

Responsibilities: Teach both introductory and advanced courses (three classes, averaging 12 hours per semester, with two preparations); maintain a productive program of research in the mathematical sciences; contribute to departmental, college, and university service activities.

General position summary statement for UWL faculty positions:
Under general supervision of department chair, a person in this position is responsible for teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, and advising students. In addition to preparing for and holding classes [face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online], teaching involves maintaining currency in the content area related to the teaching assignment, evaluating students’ work, assessing student outcomes, maintaining appropriate records, and holding office hours. The individual is expected to maintain an active, on-going program of scholarship appropriate to the discipline. In addition, this individual will provide service to the department, college, and university and is likely expected to provide service to the community and/or the profession. Other duties may be assigned by the chair or dean.

Required Qualifications

Candidates for the appointment should have or be near to completing a doctorate in the mathematical sciences or related fields by the start date. Degree must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2020.

Additional qualification include evidence of successful college/university teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience or interest in directing students on undergraduate research/independent study projects is desirable.

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