Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinctive candidates for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Mathematics beginning in August 2018. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Our goal is to attract a committed faculty colleague who will demonstrate academic excellence and the potential for distinctive contributions to the holistic development of our students. We are especially interested in candidates who can enhance the quality and diversity of our students’ educational experience.
Candidates should have a PhD in pure or applied mathematics, statistics, mathematics education or a closely related area. Excellence and innovation in student-centered instruction are essential. Candidates must be strongly committed to teaching undergraduate mathematics in a Christian liberal arts setting. Evidence of the potential for active and ongoing scholarship is required, with the ability to engage undergraduates in research being particularly desirable.
Because Taylor University is a Christ-centered, evangelical, interdenominational, covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and its mission of ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need, applicants must confess a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, have a vibrant Christian faith, and display a passion for the mission and educational philosophy of Taylor University.
The appointee will teach a variety of courses for majors and non-majors depending on the candidate’s expertise. The teaching load is 24 hours per academic year. Scholarly activity, professional service, student advising, faculty governance responsibilities and chapel attendance are expected. The appointee should be a team player who demonstrates excellence in teaching, a willingness to engage students outside of class and support for the curricular and extra-curricular activities of the department.
In support of the overall University Mission, the Mathematics Department exists to develop competent, caring and creative problems solvers equipped for world service and lifelong learning. The department exudes a collaborative spirit among its six full-time and two half-time faculty members as well as its approximately 50 Mathematics majors. The department offers both BA and BS degrees in mathematics with multiple concentrations, and a BS degree in Mathematics Education. The Mathematics faculty is recognized university-wide for campus leadership, teaching excellence, pedagogical innovation and commitment to ongoing professional development. The faculty and students engage in a dynamic community that expands beyond academics to enrich their spiritual and social development. Graduates are equipped with rigorous reasoning and quantitative skills for success in graduate school, business, secondary education, government or ministry. The department also contributes significantly to the University Foundational Core curriculum and the Bedi Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.
Taylor University is an evangelical nondenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.
Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as of its faculty members. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.
The University is located in the small town of Upland, IN, which is 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The combination of rural location and proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits.
Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and a completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application is available at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc. Material should be addressed to Dr. Bill Toll, Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.
About Taylor University
Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts college with a student body of 1,870 on its Upland, Indiana, campus, is known for its distinctive community of scholarship and faith. In addition to a concerned, competent faculty and modern facilities, the University cherishes an atmosphere of uncommon quality, which inspires personal participation and spiritual growth as well as intellectual development. Graduate programs in business, environmental science, higher education and religious studies are offered. In addition, Taylor Online serves over 1,200 adult students through degree and non-degree offerings in credit and non-credit formats in distance/distributed learning environments.