Messiah College — Mathematics Faculty Position

The Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics in the School of Science, Engineering and Health at Messiah College invites applications for a full-time term-tenure track Mathematics Faculty Position beginning in January or August 2017.

Responsibilities: Teach introductory to advanced undergraduate mathematics classes to mathematics majors, students in other majors (primarily engineering), and the general education curriculum; serve as academic advisor to students in the department. In addition to these traditional teaching responsibilities the successful candidate will be expected to be an active scholar and to contribute to departmental and institutional initiatives.

Qualifications: PhD in Mathematics. Messiah College selects its educators for their Christian commitment as well as their proven teaching ability. They are outstanding teachers, scholars, authors, and experts in their fields. Candidates must evidence the potential for strong classroom teaching.

The Program: Messiah College’s Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics department offers the following undergraduate degrees: BA in Mathematics, BA in Mathematics with Secondary Teaching Certification, BA and BS in Physics, BA in Physics with Secondary Teaching Certification, and minors in Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics. In Spring 2016, the department graduated 17 students, 11 of whom completed one of the mathematics majors.

The Department: 9 full-time faculty members. Among these, our faculty of 4 in mathematics and 2 in statistics hold degrees from nationally and internationally recognized graduate schools— Lehigh, Virginia Tech, Florida, Iowa, Illinois at Chicago, and Loyola (MD). Scholarship and areas of professional interest include pure and applied mathematics, integration of Christian faith and mathematics, statistics education, statistical consulting, and first generation and underrepresented students. In addition to serving approximately 100 students in our majors, the department enrolls more than 2500 students in courses annually, including online summer courses.

The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of over 2,800 undergraduate students including over 7.5% of under-represented and 3.3% international students from 34 countries and over 170 graduate students including over 4.5% of students from under-represented populations. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.

Diversity: The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah’s strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.

Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications and Nominations: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest indicating areas of specialization, their curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, a faith statement, a copy of official transcripts, three reference letters and a completed Faculty Application Form. Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments, (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received. Application materials may be submitted to:

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