Mathematics (Faculty & Chair) Position - Colorado State University Pueblo

Posted on 10/28/08

This is a tenure-track, nine month position at the associate or full professor level, with rank and tenure status negotiable and depending on applicant qualifications. The nine month contract may be supplemented by summer teaching or administrative duties under separate contract as available. The responsibilities of this position include administration of the Math/Physics Department (0.5 FTE) as well as teaching and mentoring of undergraduate students in mathematics, maintaining a program of scholarly activity, and fulfilling service duties to program, college, university and/or profession.

Scholarship is broadly defined to include interdisciplinary research collaborations, mentoring undergraduate research projects, research and publication, professional consulting, and reviewed grants. Demonstrated accomplishments and experience in administration, teaching, scholarship and service are expected. Responsibilities specific to this position are: administration of the Department, including fostering and representing the Department in its collaborations with campus and broader communities, scheduling and staffing of courses, evaluating faculty and staff, and overseeing other departmental learning and tutoring services. Preferred teaching and research areas include real analysis, teacher preparation, physics or discrete mathematics.

POSITION DUTIES: The Associate/Full Professor of Mathematics and Chair of Mathematics and Physics will perform the following duties:

  • Administer the Department of Mathematics and Physics, which includes providing leadership for the Department, including continued development of appropriate curricular changes, meeting with faculty and students to help resolve issues, scheduling and staffing of courses, evaluating faculty and staff, supervising the administrative assistant and other departmental learning services staff, and assisting faculty in professional development activities.
  • Teach undergraduate courses in accordance with program needs, mentor students in special projects, assist the programs with development of curriculum changes, and participate in professional development activities which address teaching practice.
  • Engage in scholarly activity which enhances curricular offerings, current levels of basic or applied research, levels of external funding, opportunities for student research or internship, and/or standing of faculty and programs amongst peers in their discipline. Activities recognized as scholarship must involve peer evaluation and/or dissemination.
  • Service duties such as participating in the self-governance of department/college/University, contributing to the professional service responsibility of the University with the local community and/or the service needs of professional organizations within the discipline, and academic advising.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Earned doctorate in one of the mathematical sciences, or mathematics education or mathematical physics, with significant graduate coursework in mathematics.
  • Demonstrated teaching effectiveness in university level mathematics.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in administration of a department, program or unit.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in scholarship.

Preferred:

  • Graduate work or teaching experience supportive of teaching and mentoring in the areas of real analysis, teacher preparation, physics or discrete mathematics.
  • Commitment to high quality teaching and mentoring of undergraduates in mathematics.
  • Ability to teach and mentor undergraduate mathematics majors.
  • Capability of sustaining a program of scholarly activity.
  • Ability to contribute to service responsibilities of program, college, university and/or profession.
  • Ability to administer the Departmental programs and staff.
  • Broad preparation in mathematics at the graduate level.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Mathematics and Physics offers programs leading to undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and in Physics, including emphases in high-school teacher preparation. Another large part of our mission is to meet the needs of faculty and students for certain levels of proficiency in mathematics and physics including the needs of prospective elementary school teachers and of students in general education. Our programs strive to provide the education in mathematics and physics that students need to enter technical positions in industry or government or to become school teachers with Colorado Department of Education certification in mathematics or science. Our programs also seek to prepare students for further graduate study in mathematics, physics or related fields. Department activity is dominated by our teaching mission, with a full time semester teaching load consisting of 12 credit hours. However, the Department is also committed to research and scholarly activity in support of its goals and of a sustainable quality of life in Southern Colorado. Teaching loads can be reduced by an internal seed grant, an external grant, or other assigned duties. The Department of Mathematics and Physics currently has ten full time tenure-track faculty, seven full time instructors, and several part time instructors. Our programs graduate about ten mathemtics majors and one physics major annually. The Department resides within the College of Science and Mathematics, which also houses Departments of Biology and Chemistry. The Masters in Applied Natural Science offered through the College currently includes Biology and Chemistry programs.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Colorado State University-Pueblo is a premier mid-sized, public university within a world-class university system that advances the social, cultural and economic development of the region. The University enrolls more than 4,600 students in 27 undergraduate programs with approximately 510 full-time faculty and staff. The University is committed in its strategic plan to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates over the next five years. The fall 2008 numbers confirmed double digit growth thanks to a substantial increase in the number of incoming freshman and non-resident students making CSU-Pueblo one of the fastest growing universities in Colorado. Because the University is committed to diversity and has made educational equity for students one of its highest priorities, it will be honored by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities as the 2008 Outstanding HACU-member Institution. The 275-acre campus, which overlooks the Front Range of south central Colorado, is located in Pueblo, one of the more culturally dynamic regions of the country. The campus has recently renovated the athletic and academic facility, opened a new Student Recreation Center and football and track stadium, broken ground on phase one of a three-phase residence hall project, and begun renovation to the University Library. Pueblo County is proud of its ethnically and culturally diverse population of more than 150,000 people, which offers numerous art and cultural attractions as well as recreational options for the outdoor enthusiast.

STARTING DATE: August 2009

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and contingent on available funding.

APPLICANT REVIEW: Applicant materials received by November 17, 2008 are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a letter addressing candidate interest and qualifications, current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, three letters of reference including names, addresses and phone numbers, and the attached voluntary Applicant Demographic Sheet. Official transcripts are required prior to appointment. The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications will not be accepted. Send application materials to:

Chair, Search Committee for Associate/Full Professor of Mathematics and Chair of Mathematics and Physics Human Resources Office; Administration Building Colorado State University-Pueblo 2200 Bonforte Boulevard Pueblo, CO 81001-4901

POSTING DATE: October 16, 2008

Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins. No one will be placed on the University's payroll until all employment procedures are fully satisfied.

Colorado State University-Pueblo is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action requirements in all programs. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.