Visiting Position in Mathematics, Statistics, or Data Science

Categories: Employment, Professional

Date: 6/20/2021

Valparaiso University invites applications for a 2-year position of Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor, in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. (www.valpo.edu/mathematics-statistics ). Valparaiso University (“Valpo”), a community of learning grounded in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith, prepares students to lead and serve both church and society. Located one hour southeast of Chicago on a 310-acre campus, Valpo is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of over 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Valpo is consistently recognized as one of the best private universities in the Midwest and is located in Valparaiso Indiana, a county seat of 30,000 residents with high quality schools and an active social community.

Candidates should have an M.S., Ph.D. preferred, in mathematics, statistics or data science, or a closely related field. We seek candidates who have demonstrated high potential for effective teaching. The department has a long history of undergraduate research, and the faculty are active in disciplinary and education research and in curriculum initiatives. We value interest in contributing to any of these activities. The typical teaching load is 21 credits a year and includes both lower and upper-level courses. Additional research and campus citizenship activities are also expected. Contact the chair of the department, Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo, at Zsuzsanna.Szaniszlo@valpo.edu with specific questions about the position.

As a campus with an increasingly diverse student body, we encourage applications from individuals with a commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented communities. Please submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three professional references, and a statement on teaching practices and goals to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/87861. Up to three letters of recommendations are welcome, but not required. In your cover letter, please include brief statements of (a) how you might contribute to the university’s distinctive mission, and (b) what experiences you have had which will enable you to mentor a diverse student body. Candidates who submit names of references should expect that the search committee will contact these references, in confidence, and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Employment will require a satisfactory criminal background check. Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, applicants are encouraged to apply by June 20, 2021 for timely consideration.

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support its diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at http://www.valpo.edu/general-counsel/policies/equal-opportunity-policy/ .


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