Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist Tarleton State University in its search for Associate Professor/Professor Tenure Track in Applied Mathematics.
For best consideration, please apply before June 22nd.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity to build a brand-new PhD program from the ground up at a university enjoying record, year-over-year growth. The next Associate Professor/Professor will serve a critical need in the large and rapidly expanding Department of Mathematics at Tarleton State University. This position will play a pivotal role in the successful program launch and initial doctoral student recruitment, teaching, and research activities.
The next Associate Professor/Professor Tenure Track will be primarily responsible for the teaching/learning process and will also participate in the necessary operations of the institution.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
60% Teaching and Service: Develop, implement and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; Remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect current levels of student knowledge in the discipline; Develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes; Exhibit a mature view of the academic discipline; Work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify professional development activities to improve student learning. May be required to teach at other campuses or on-line. Maintain appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry; Work in partnership with student success personnel on student advising and orientation. Participate in institutional service roles such as but not limited to, college committees, club sponsorship, advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment and mentoring of new and part-time faculty.
40% Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity: Demonstrate a record of ongoing research, scholarship, or creative activity appropriate to your academic discipline. Mentor student researchers at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Apply for external funding as appropriate.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Faculty in the rank of Associate Professor/Professor shall have demonstrated academic and professional achievement. Those appointed to the rank of Associate Professor/Professor will demonstrate teaching excellence, scholarly/creative attainment, and professional achievement both within and outside the university.
- Earned doctorate/terminal degree in mathematics or a closely related field, approved by the University and recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges with appropriate academic credentials verified by Tarleton’s faculty credentialing processes
- Earned tenure and promotion to rank of Associate Professor or higher at a comparable institution
- Demonstrated pattern of excellence in research, teaching, and service
- Experience supervising doctoral dissertations
- Experience teaching and mentoring students at all levels, especially doctoral candidates
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated:
- Potential for interdisciplinary collaborations
- Record of external grant funding
- Expertise in applied mathematics, statistics, or data science
About Tarleton State University
As a founding member of and the second largest institution within The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.
Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education and criminal justice, within nine academic colleges including Agricultural and Natural Resources; Business; Education; Engineering; Graduate Studies; Health Sciences; Liberal and Fine Arts; Science and Mathematics; and University College.
Tarleton has extended the reach of state-supported, affordable education by expanding online undergraduate and graduate programs and classes in Stephenville and on our outreach campuses. Students come to Tarleton from around the world, representing some 30 countries, nearly every state in the U.S., and 253 Texas counties, and leave as moral, ethical thinkers with civility and integrity who contribute meaningfully to a global society.
Recent additions to the main Stephenville location include new facilities such as the Engineering building, the stadium and athletic-facilities renovations, and the Child Development Center, along with the upcoming Convocation and Event Center. Tarleton’s research centers include the renowned Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research, the Timberlake Biological Field Station, and the Southwest Regional Dairy Center.
Tarleton State University will be the premier comprehensive regional university in the nation, dedicated to education, service and research. It is committed to being a university of opportunity for all students and believes it has a responsibility to drive regional innovation and job creation for all graduates.
Living in the Area
Tarleton’s primary location is in Stephenville, Texas, which consistently ranks as one of the best small towns in America. With a population of over 20,000, Stephenville is located in Erath County and has become one of the best places to live in Texas. Stephenville’s cost of living is 19.7% lower than the U.S including a lower-than-average sales tax and no income tax. The area also has lower-than-average unemployment and crime rates.
Stephenville was first patented by John M. Stephen on February 24, 1853. After almost 170 years, this city has transformed into one of the fastest growing “college towns” in the State of Texas and has so much to offer its residents whether they be college students, senior citizens, or families. Tarleton State University is located in the Heart of Stephenville and has several outreach programs that give the community a special, close-knit feeling.
Uniquely located in rural Texas, one-hour southwest of Dallas/Fort Worth for easy access to metropolitan amenities and a major airport, yet isolated from big city stress, Stephenville is an inviting, gracious community with a rich western heritage in a beautiful country setting along the Bosque River. There are several major manufacturing companies located in and around Stephenville, as well as small businesses, boutiques, and much more that offer ample job opportunities. The area offers amenities for all interests including restaurants, shopping, museums, galleries, outdoor activities, parks, and family attractions.
How to apply
For best consideration, please apply before June 22nd.
To be viewed by the search firm, you must apply directly at: https://acesrch.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a21esjy9sbwj
Please do not email applications.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, and evidence of teaching. Ideally cover letters should not exceed two pages. All applications are treated confidentially.
Inquiries, referrals, and nominations are treated confidentially:
Inquiries and questions: Please send to [email protected]
Nominations and referrals: Please send to [email protected]
Institution’s EEO Statement
Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. As a member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through The Texas A&M System.
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