Assistant Professor in Mathematics

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 002796
Working Title Assistant Professor in Mathematics
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)
Department Mathematics and Statistics
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The mission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is three-fold:
• to provide quality programs and courses of instruction in mathematical sciences and Mathematics Education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels;
• to foster research and other professional activity in the mathematical sciences and Mathematics Education;
• to interact with the larger university community and with appropriate segments of the local, state, and national communities to provide services relating to the mathematical sciences and Mathematics Education.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics aspires to remain at the forefront of the growth and transition of UNC Charlotte into a Research Extensive university of 35000 students. The department set itself on this course early on and is sustaining its development through the extensive range of its responsibilities. The department meets the challenges of offering important and high quality general education courses such as College Algebra and Introductory Statistics to a majority of the University’s students. The department’s undergraduate programs are attracting a historically high number of math majors including future teachers. The department expects to continue to grow its undergraduate programming with attractive contemporary offerings in computational science and a minor in statistics. The department is committed to its high quality graduate programming and expects to continually increase both the size of the Ph.D. program and the number of students graduating each year. The department acknowledges the importance of diversity and strives to create a diverse working environment.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research intensive university located in one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas on an expanding, modern campus. One of sixteen campuses in one of the oldest public university systems in the United States, UNC Charlotte offers over 29,000 students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) houses 20 departments in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and military sciences, as well as 24 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 34 master’s degrees and graduate certificates and 34 undergraduate degrees. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is the largest department in the university. Currently the department has close to sixty full-time faculty and staff members, over 450 undergraduate majors and a robust Ph.D. program, the. Faculty research interests include such fields as algebra, analysis, computational mathematics, differential equations, mathematical finance, inverse problems, mathematical physics, topology, statistics, and biostatistics. CLAS is proud to be a college with diverse faculty, staff and students.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in mathematics with a speciality in an established area of algebra, demonstrated potential for obtaining external funding, and demonstrated ability to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated ability, interest and commitment to engage in interdisciplinary research, and with demonstrated commitment to teaching and engaging students with a diverse background.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in algebra at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, starting in August, 2018.
Applications must be made electronically at (position number 002796) and must include a letter of interest that addresses the requirements for the position, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests, and copies (either official or unofficial) of graduate transcripts. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference on appropriate letterhead stationery forwarded (in PDF format, if submitted electronically) on their behalf to the Algebra Search Committee, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223, or via email to Ms. Sarah Hornbeck ( with “Algebra Position Reference” in the subject line. Evaluations of applications will commence on 12/15/2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please note that all candidates are subject to a background check.
As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

Sarah Hornbeck
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Statement of Research, Teaching & Leadership
  4. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents