Assistant Professor - Mathematics

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Assistant Professor - Mathematics  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

33300 - Math

Advertised Salary: $67,000 - $69,500 Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Ferris Faculty Association (MEA-NEA)  
Term of Position: 9 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: The Mathematics Department seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor to teach math courses, principally lower division and developmental math courses, contribute to developmental math education, contribute to curriculum development and instructional strategies that improve the quality of developmental math education, participate in departmental and University initiatives that focus on retention, and pursue related professional development and scholarly activity.

The start date of this position will be August 2023.
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: PhD in Mathematics OR PhD in Mathematics Education with master's equivalent background in mathematics  
Required Work Experience: Demonstrated experience in working with developmental or lower division mathematics students.

Prior teaching experience.

Evidence of scholarly potential related to the study of academic dispositions, cognition, instruction, or curriculum development involving developmental and lower division mathematics.
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:    
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Teach math courses, including developmental and lower division courses.

Contribute to developmental mathematics initiatives.

Conduct scholarly activity related to the teaching and learning of developmental mathematics.

Participate in initiatives that focus on retention.

Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include advising students, orientation and registration of students, participation in University committees, keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance (ex. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time).

Faculty members may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment.

Perform duties assigned within the position classification area.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.

Demonstrate an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents: Unofficial Transcript 2  
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript Details and Requirements:
Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Ph.D. degree.
Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

Unofficial Transcript 2 (OPTIONAL): Applicants who have completed a master's degree must attach a copy of unofficial transcript.
Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

Cover Letter Requirements:
Cover letter must include a description of experience in working with and/or scholarship pertaining to the instruction and study of developmental math instruction.

Statement of Philosophy Requirements:
Statement of Philosophy must include the following elements:
(1) Detail of experience in working with developmental students;
(2) Instructional approach to teaching developmental and lower division students;
(3) Outline of scholarship and professional development goals and plans related to the instruction and study of developmental students;
(4) Ideas for collaborating with faculty on initiatives and projects that lead to improved retention.
Initial Application Review Date:
March 20th, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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