The Mathematics Department of Niagara
University invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor
positions starting Fall 2020. The area
of specialization for one of the positions is open, and the successful
candidate should be excited to teach major-level courses for mathematics
majors, mathematics education majors, and actuarial science majors. The other position is intended to more fully
support the recently launched undergraduate program in Actuarial Science. For this position, preference will be given
to those candidates whose area of specialization is actuarial science or
statistics. The successful candidate
should be willing to teach major-level courses in the Actuarial Science major
and courses designed to help students prepare for Society of Actuaries
(SOA)/Exam P and SOA/Exam FM. In
addition, candidates for both positions should be willing to teach service
level courses including calculus and elementary statistics.
Responsibilities for both positions include
teaching 9 credit hours per semester.
Successful candidates will engage in mathematical scholarship and/or
develop and maintain industry contacts in related fields, while providing
service to the department, the University, and the community. For the open specialization position,
required qualifications include a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field, a
record of teaching excellence, and evidence of the ability to maintain an
active research program in mathematics.
For the position with actuarial science/statistics preference, highly
qualified candidates who possess Associate or Fellow status with the SOA or
Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) together with a Masters in mathematics or a
related field, but no Ph.D., will also be considered.
A full application includes a letter of
intent, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement or statement
describing industrial experience, and at least three letters of
recommendation. At least one letter
should address teaching effectiveness or potential. Applicants will be considered for both
positions. It is not necessary for a
single applicant to submit two applications.
Applications should be submitted through mathjobs.org. Questions about the application process may
be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Joel Louwsma, at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of
applications will begin December 1 and continue until the positions are
filled. Preliminary interviews will be
conducted at the Joint Mathematics Meetings.
These positions are contingent on the
availability of funding. Niagara
University is a private, Catholic University run by the Vincentian Order and is
located in Western New York on the Niagara River gorge. Regardless of religious affiliation, all
faculty are expected to respect and support the University's mission. To learn more about the Department of
Mathematics, visit http://www.niagara.edu/math.