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Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas
 
 
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Date Posted 07/23/2019
Category
Faculty-Science-Mathematics
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

About the University

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

 

About the College/Department

About the College:

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 3 schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president, and longtime U.S. senator. The mission of the College comes from the writings of Senator Fulbright: “…the highest function of higher education is the teaching of things in perspective, toward the purposes of enriching the life of the individual, cultivating the free and inquiring mind, and advancing the effort to bring reason, justice, and humanity into the relations of men and nations.”

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

About the Department:

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers degrees with focuses on applied math, pure math and statistics. Courses prepare students for careers in secondary education, actuarial science and industry and graduate school. Students will receive a broad, interdisciplinary education, highlighting the utility and value of mathematics in many careers and disciplines.

 

Department Home Page

math.uark.edu

 

Job Type

Faculty

 

Faculty Status

Tenure Track

 

Appointment Percent

100

 

Benefits Eligible

Yes

 

Salary

Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

 

Campus, Office Location

Fayetteville Campus - Science Engineering Building

Summary of Job Duties

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in August 2020.
Exceptional candidates with broad interests in all areas of modern applied mathematics that enhance the research and teaching needs of the department are invited to apply. The successful candidate will have demonstrated potential or ability to conduct high-impact interdisciplinary research in applied mathematics. We are seeking candidates with strong connections to applications who can enhance the breadth of research activities of the department. We also seek applicants with an enthusiasm for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and for the supervision of graduate and undergraduate research. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to interact with existing groups in the department, conduct interdisciplinary research, as well as those who could continue to strengthen connections with research groups across the university.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.

  • Ph.D. in statistics, mathematics, or a closely related area, conferred by the time of appointment

  • Demonstrated potential for a successful research and teaching career

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Postdoctoral experience

 

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Occasionally:

  • Grasping

  • Reaching

  • Repetitive motion

Frequently:

  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

  • Sitting

Constantly:

  • Hearing

  • Standing

  • Talking

  • Walking

Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

 

Types of Background Checks Required

National criminal background and registered sex offender check

 

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Yes

Anticipated Start Date

08/17/2020

Anticipated End Date

 

 

Recruitment Contact Information

University of Arkansas Human Resources
ADMN 222
(479) 575-5351
Askhr.uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

 

Special Instructions Summary

Completed applications received by November 1, 2019 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a publication list, and brief descriptions of research agenda and teaching philosophy. A list of four professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process. At least one letter of reference must address the applicant’s teaching experiences and capabilities.

Hiring Location

222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

 

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting

No

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