Assistant Professor of Math #2021-0027

Date Posted
November 20, 2020
Job Description

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in applied mathematics to begin in August 2021. We seek an enthusiastic instructor with a demonstrated interest in mathematics as applied to fields such as mathematical biology, data analytics, computational neuroscience, mathematical finance, earth systems modeling, or other interdisciplinary fields. 

Qualified candidates will (1) be excellent teachers, able to teach a variety of undergraduate applied mathematics courses at all levels, (2) be eager to participate in the department’s efforts to engage in mentored research opportunities with students, (3) maintain a productive, ongoing research program, and (4) contribute actively to the growth of the department and its efforts to attract and retain a diverse student body. Ideal candidates will have experience teaching and mentoring students of all backgrounds, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in mathematics. We will also look favorably on candidates who can effectively teach courses in which students possess a range of skill levels. A PhD or ABD in mathematics, applied mathematics, or a closely related field is required, with a preference for a completed PhD. 

The OWU Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is a collaborative department in which faculty members work together to offer a diverse range of courses, mentored research opportunities, and other educational experiences (like participation in math/programming contests, travel learning experiences, etc.). We have a history of supporting innovation and interdisciplinarity in our course offerings. Recent interdisciplinary courses developed, or co-developed with faculty in other departments, include: biostatistics, data mining and machine learning, mathematical modeling in marine biology, topological data analysis applied to neuroimaging, generative art, and mathematical modeling of climate systems. The person hired into this position will be supported and encouraged to develop new courses in their own areas of interest. OWU also offers a number of interdisciplinary programs and majors (e.g., Neuroscience, Data Analytics, Quantitative Economics, Environmental Studies, Social Justice, and others). The person in this position will be supported and encouraged to contribute to these programs as their expertise, interest, and opportunity allows.

All application material should be submitted through www.mathjobs.org. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by 01/15/2021. 

More Information:

This job is part of a cluster of positions with which Ohio Wesleyan seeks to further diversify its curriculum and faculty.  This faculty cohort will join an educational community that values equity and interdisciplinarity and fosters close working relationships with students through our signature program in experiential learning, the OWU Connection. Incoming faculty will be provided with mentoring, professional development funds, and opportunities to connect with faculty across the Ohio 5 and GLCA consortia.  For more information about the cluster, please visit www.owu.edu/joinOWUfaculty. For more information about Academic Affairs and its commitment to anti-racism, please visit https://owu.edu/dei.

Located in the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area, Ohio Wesleyan is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,500 students from across the nation and around the world.  The college’s signature program, the OWU Connection, is designed to integrate student knowledge across disciplines, consider diverse and global perspectives, and teach students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives and was recently listed as the No. 1 liberal arts college in Ohio for social mobility by U.S. News and World Report.  OWU is located in Delaware, OH, a lively college town just 30 minutes from Columbus, the 14th most populous city in the United States and part of the fastest growing, most economically vibrant areas of the Midwest.  Columbus was named by LinkedIn as one of the top 10 U.S. cities in which to launch your career.

To achieve our mission, we continually strive to foster a diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist campus community, which celebrates the value of all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, color, gender identity and or expression, sexual orientation, family configuration, disability, socioeconomic status, religion, national origin, age or military status. OWU is an equal opportunity institution and seeks applications from individuals who will help us honor and strengthen our commitments to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.   

Required Documents:

1) Cover Letter: A short letter addressing the areas mentioned in the advertisement.

2) Curriculum vita 

3) Teaching Statement: A statement articulating your teaching philosophy. Please address your ability to teach a wide range of courses and employ a variety of pedagogical techniques to reach students from different backgrounds.

4) Research Statement: A statement on your research program and how you would approach mentoring students in research projects related to your scholarly interests.

5) Diversity Statement: A 1-page statement that describes your experience and/or approach to supporting students from underrepresented groups, including examples of ways you have intentionally addressed diversity, equity, and inclusion in your classroom.

6) Transcripts of graduate work (unofficial acceptable for initial application).

7) Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses your teaching effectiveness and potential.

 

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