The Department of Mathematics at Xavier University of Louisiana invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning August 2021. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in statistics. The Department of Mathematics at Xavier offers majors in mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities include statistics and/or all levels of mathematics courses. The successful candidate will teach approximately 12 credit hours each semester, for a total of at least 24 credit hours per academic year. This could include interdisciplinary teaching opportunities in related programs such as Data Science. Applications are encouraged from applicants with a strong background in any current or emerging areas of statistics. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, minimizing barriers, and increasing equity and completion rates between members of different demographic groups.
• Teach undergraduate statistics and mathematic courses at all levels. Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, remote, and/or any combination thereof.
• Advise undergraduate majors in the department
• Mentor undergraduate students in scholarly projects
• Engage in research
• Contribute to the operation and growth of the existing Statistics program.
• Participate in service activities for the department, university, and community.
About our Department and the Position
The Department of Mathematics at Xavier University of Louisiana values teaching and research as essential components of education. The department shares the University’s mission and supports it by preparing students to create a more just and humane society through careers in actuarial science, banking, engineering, medicine, law, and teaching, among many others. The Department of Mathematics offers undergraduate instruction for three mathematics program tracks, namely a BS in math, a BS in math education, and a BS in statistics. In addition, the math department offers a 3+2 joint program with Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC), where a student will get a BS degree in statistics from Xavier University and a master’s degree in biostatistics from LSUHSC in only 5 years. Xavier University's Mathematics Department offers varied options in coursework and major areas of study which are designed to give the student a sound foundation in the Mathematical Sciences. Faculty members engage in ongoing mentorship and research to prepare each student to achieve the individualized goals they establish; especially preparing them for graduate school and good job opportunities. The mathematics department has a good track record of placing their graduates in prominent graduate schools, where most of them have completed their Ph.D.’s successfully.
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