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Assistant Professor of Mathematics (Statistics, Operations Research or Applied/Pure Math)

LOCATION:  United States Naval Academy, Mathematics Department
DATE CLOSES: Application review has begun and will continue until the positions are filled. 

ABOUT THE
U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY:

The United States Naval Academy is a unique institution of higher learning located in desirable Annapolis, Maryland.  As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate college, the United States Naval Academy has its own unique niche amongst American educational institutions. Our talented faculty and staff are united by one common purpose--to develop the next generation of leaders for naval service. In order to deliver on this promise to our nation, we recruit from all segments of society to find faculty, instructors, and support staff who model the highest professional standards. Every year more than one million people tour "the Yard" to experience what our employees already know — the United States Naval Academy is a special place, with a special purpose. Those selected for employment will find challenging and rewarding work; state-of-the-art facilities which inspire academic and athletic excellence; the benefits of Federal employment; and exceptional quality-of-life.

The United States Naval Academy is committed to building a diverse workforce who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning and leadership development.  We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.

Every year more than one million people tour "the Yard" to experience what our employees already know — the United States Naval Academy is a special place, with a special purpose. Those selected for employment will find challenging and rewarding work; state-of-the-art facilities which inspire academic and athletic excellence; the benefits of Federal employment; and exceptional quality-of-life.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Mathematics Department at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD invites applications for one or more tenure-track Assistant Professor (or higher rank) appointments in each of the following three areas: (1) in pure or applied Mathematics, (2) in Statistics, and (3) in Operations Research. The appointments will begin July 31, 2018.  Candidates with appropriate experience will be considered at a higher rank, but preference is for junior faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor. USNA is a service academy and top tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. The position involves: Teaching 5 semester-long courses per year with small section sizes (10 25 students) and 2-3 preparations. The position requires teaching core classes in calculus and/or statistics as well as developing and teaching more advanced courses in our majors programs.

1.   Teaching approximately 10 contact hours per semester with small section sizes (10-25 students) and 2-4 preparations per year. The position requires teaching core classes in calculus and/or statistics as well as developing and teaching upper level elective courses for our majors.
2.   Conducting and publishing peer-reviewed research.
3.   Mentoring undergraduate research projects.
4.   Service to the institution and department consistent with standards in the academic profession.

Research interests in the department include all areas of pure and applied Mathematics, Operations Research, and Statistics. We offer majors in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics with Economics, and Operations Research. The Mathematics Department of the U. S. Naval Academy consists of 40 civilians with Ph.D.'s and 22 military officers. Faculty members receive full federal government service benefits.

Additional information about the department and the United States Naval Academy can be found at www.usna.edu/MathDept/index.php

MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum:

  • A Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, or another closely related field is required. Candidates should expect to complete their Ph.D. by July 1, 2018.
  • U.S. Citizenship

Preferred:

  • Candidates with strong potential or demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and service are preferred.

  • Preferred qualities related to teaching include: teaching experience in an undergraduate setting, demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, experience supervising student research, experience mentoring students from underrepresented groups, demonstrated commitment to developing teaching excellence, and evidence of course development. 

  • Evidence of strong research activity includes publications, presentations, and external grant support.

  • Evidence of strong service contributions may include: conference organization, outreach activities, significant service activities at the applicant’s current institution, and engagement with professional societies.

Required:

All Civilian Faculty Positions at USNA are subject to a background investigation.  These investigations are conducted to ensure that individuals hired are trustworthy, of good conduct, and reliable. More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here http://www.usna.edu/Academics/Faculty-Information/Background-Investigation-Info.php

HOW TO APPLY FOR POSITION:

1. Applicants are encouraged to apply via www.mathjobs.org.  Applications may also be sent to: math-department-hiring-2018-group@usna.edu 

2. Applicants should provide a letter of application, an AMS cover letter (available at http://www.ams.org/coversheet/), teaching and research statements, a C. V., three  letters of reference (at least one of which deals with the applicant's experience and promise as a teacher), and copies of graduate transcripts. 

  • The letter of application should address qualities described above under Preferred Qualifications.
  • Department faculty will be attending the INFORMS meetings and Joint Math Meetings and will be available to discuss our positions with potential applicants.

Submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to godwin@usna.edu.  Your responses will not be shared with the panel rating the applications or to the official making the selection for this position.

Announcement: MATH-17-18-1

The U.S. Naval Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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