Olivet College — Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Olivet College, a liberal arts college in south central Michigan with a long-standing commitment to inclusion and diversity, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Mathematics with an area of emphasis in either Actuarial Science or Data Science.  This full-time tenure track faculty position will be responsible for instruction, program development, and working with students within the discipline at the undergraduate level.

Given the college’s commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive faculty, members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Requirements: PhD in Mathematics is desired; ABD or a Master’s degree in Mathematics with experience in the field of data science or actuarial science will be considered.  Preference given to candidates with academic expertise in mathematics related to either data science or to actuarial science.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated successful teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidates must indicate a clear commitment to teaching and provide evidence of the ability to create positive and engaging learning experiences for students and facilitate student learning in and outside of the classroom. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated competence working with culturally diverse groups in teaching, scholarship, and/or service. Candidates who are passionate about teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in a collaborative, collegial, and engaging academic environment are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of undergraduate courses in the field of mathematics, including both lower level and upper level courses in the discipline. Depending upon the qualifications and experience of the candidate, additional instruction might occur within either the college’s actuarial science or computer science degree programs. The faculty member will be expected to participate in the academic life of the Natural Science and Mathematics Department and the college.

Full-time faculty members at the college instruct 24 credit hours (or the equivalent) over the academic year.  Faculty are responsible for course delivery and curriculum development, as well as engagement with students in the capacity of mentor and academic advisor. Along with instruction and student engagement, faculty responsibilities include scholarship and service to the college, the discipline or profession, and the larger society.

Starting Date:  August 1, 2022.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue as required.

Application Process:  Click on this link to go to the online application site:  Career Center

Once in the Career Center, click on the job title to view the posting and click “Apply” to set up a profile and upload the following materials:

  1. Letter of application;
  2. Current resume or curriculum vitae with contact information for three references;
  3. One-page statement of your interest in and experience with working with a diverse population of students in a multi-ethnic environment;
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy and approach to the assessment of student learning;
  5. Transcript from the highest degree-granting institution related to the position (official or unofficial) and/or documentation of graduate coursework or relevant certification in the area of instruction; and
  6. Student evaluations (if available).

Offer of hire is contingent upon receipt of official transcripts, completion of a background check, and verification of information submitted.

About the College:  Olivet College was founded in 1844 as a college open to all regardless of race, gender, or ability to pay.  The college’s faculty and staff continue its tradition of creating and sustaining a welcoming and inclusive educational environment for students.  The college is one of the most diverse private liberal arts institutions in the state of Michigan and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty, and staff.  Students from underrepresented minorities constituted 26% of the fall 2021 student body, with over 17% of the student body identifying as African American.  The student body is a mix of urban and rural students from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds, many of whom are first-generation college attendees.  The college’s faculty and staff are committed to providing personalized, individualized attention for students who commit themselves to seeking academic and personal success.

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