Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Employer
University of La Verne
Location
La Verne
Salary
See job description.
Closing date
Oct 21, 2022

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Discipline
Physical Sciences, Mathematics
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty
Organization Type
Academia

 


University of La Verne

Assistant Professor of Mathematics


Job Description Summary:
The Mathematics and Physics Department of the University of La Verne invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mathematics beginning Fall 2023.

Overview of the DepartmentThe Mathematics and Physics Department currently has 5 full-time mathematics faculty members, and approximately 40 mathematics majors and 10 minors. The current faculty members research in areas of applied mathematics and mathematics education.

Overview of the InstitutionThe University of La Verne's four core values are:

 

  • Ethical Reasoning: The university affirms a value system that actively supports peace with justice, respect of individuals and humanity, and the health of the planet and its people. Students are reflective about personal, professional, and societal values that support professional and social responsibility.
  • Diversity and Inclusivity: The university supports a diverse and inclusive environment where students recognize and benefit from the life experiences and viewpoints of other students, faculty, and staff.
  • Lifelong Learning: The university promotes intellectual curiosity and the importance of lifelong learning. It teaches students how to learn, to think critically, to be capable of original research, and to access and integrate information to prepare them for continued personal and professional growth.
  • Civic and Community Engagement: The university asserts a commitment to improving and enhancing local, regional, and global communities.



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The university is committed to broadening the participation of students in STEM fields by enacting an anti-racist agenda, and fostering equitable classroom and professional spaces. A commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), including how it pertains to student success and pedagogy, should be evident in the candidate's professional activities.
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The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement. If you're passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!


Specific Duties:
Faculty responsibilities include actively engaging in current teaching strategies through professional development, advising and mentoring majors and minors, maintaining an active program of scholarship, and participating in service to the university, and possibly to your professional community, as well as the local community.

Teaching: The successful candidate will teach math and/or statistics courses using culturally responsive pedagogy. The application should include evidence of creating and maintaining inclusive learning environments, and offering mentorship to students from multiple backgrounds. The teaching load is 12 units per semester, with the possibility of a reduced teaching load in the first year.

Scholarship: The Math Program values and recognizes multiple forms of scholarship, including research related to STEM education reform and diversity, equity, and inclusion in pedagogy.

Service: The university recognizes service to the institution, as well as service to the professional and local communities. A successful candidate must be prepared to collaborate with the department, college, and university on fostering an inclusive community for both their colleagues and their students.


Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree in mathematics education, statistics, mathematics, or a related field by August 15, 2023.

Preferred Qualifications:
The university supports collaborative research, teaching, and service that actively inform and improve equity and social and racial justice. In particular, the university welcomes candidates with:

  • demonstrated interest in and commitment to supporting the development of people of color, LGBTQ+, women, non-binary students, students with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented populations.
  • a history and evidence of exhibiting their work in supporting the growth, education, and development of people of color, LGBTQ+, women, non-binary students, students with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented populations.
  • experience in advocating for equity in creating opportunities for people with diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientation, ability, and gender expressions.



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In concert with the universitys core value of life-long learning, the successful candidate must:

  • recognize both strengths and areas of improvement in their teaching, advising, scholarship, and service.
  • demonstrate a continued practice of growth and reflection to improve their roles as a professor, advisor, scholar, and colleague.

 


Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation







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