Assistant Professor in Differential Equations/Mathematical Modeling
Work type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois
Title: Assistant Professor in Differential Equations/Mathematical Modeling
Employee Classification: Asst Professor
Division Name: Academic Affairs
College/Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Campus Location: Normal, IL
The Mathematics Department at Illinois State University is seeking applications for one tenure-track position in Differential Equations or Mathematical Modeling to begin August 16, 2024. This position will work closely with faculty in Mathematics to support the Department’s expected service role to the new College of Engineering at Illinois State University. Candidates with outstanding research potential in any area of differential equations and mathematical modeling are encouraged to apply.
Duties include teaching courses for major and general departmental programs (typically two courses per semester), research, and service. Refereed research publications, quality teaching, and professional involvement and service are required for promotion and tenure. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a wide range of courses and show a strong commitment to quality teaching. In addition, they will be regularly engaged in the Engineering Calculus curriculum, through teaching and ongoing curricular development.
The Mathematics Department is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community, please visit https://illinoisstate.edu/diversity/. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed to apply.
The Mathematics Department is in the College of Arts and Sciences and has over 30 tenure-track lines. It offers Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in mathematics and a Ph.D. degree in mathematics education. Within the bachelor's program (about 300 majors), there are sequences in actuarial science, data science and computational mathematics, mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, and a 5-year accelerated BS/MS program in mathematics. The Master’s program serves approximately 60 students and offers specializations in actuarial science, biomathematics, mathematics education, pure and computational mathematics, and statistics. The department also provides numerous service and general education mathematics courses.
The Mathematics Department has diverse research groups in Actuarial Science, Algebra, Biomathematics, Data Science and Computational Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Statistics. See our web page at math.illinoisstate.edu for more information.
Illinois State University: Illinois State University http://www.illinoisstate.edu, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. There are approximately 21,000 students in the six colleges of Illinois State University. In our most recent strategic plan Educate ∙ Connect ∙ Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. Also visit the University’s metrics of excellence at (http://illinoisstate.edu/pointsofpride/).
Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a metro population of approximately 172,000. The community is also home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Carle BroMenn Medical Center, COUNTRY Financial, State Farm Insurance’s International Headquarters, Central Illinois Regional Airport, and electric truck manufacturer Rivian Motors. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and its citizens’ high level of educational attainment, as well as its parks and recreation, health care, vibrant fine arts scene, job growth, economic opportunity, historic sites, and low crime rates. SmartAsset ranked Bloomington IL, in the top 20 of the most livable cities in the U.S. (2022). Zippia named Bloomington, IL, as #1 on their “Happiest Cities” list (2020), and Best Choice Schools listed the area on its “30 Small College Towns with Great Quality of Life” (2020). Bloomington-Normal is conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis, and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield; many of these locations are accessible from Bloomington-Normal via the Amtrak located 1 block from ISU’s campus. For more information on our community, please visit (http://visitbn.org/).
Salary Rate / Pay Rate
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
1) Applicants need to have, or anticipate having, a conferred Ph.D. degree in Mathematics by August 16, 2024.
2) State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in English as a requirement for this position.
Proposed Starting Date
August 16, 2024
Required Applicant Documents
1) A letter of application
2) Research statement
3) Teaching statement
5) Contact information for three professional references (including one focused on teaching) who can provide recommendation letters when requested
Please Note: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
Special Instructions for Applicants
Review of applications will begin after January 4, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.
Contact Information for Applicants
Differential Equations/Mathematical Modeling Search Committee
Illinois State University, Mathematics Department
Campus Box 4520
Normal, IL 61790-4520
Fax: (309) 438-5866
Phone No: (309) 438-8781
Important Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a criminal background investigation and if applicable, an employment history review, based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation and/or an employment history review. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.