Assistant Professor- Statistics, Department of Mathematics
Rank: Assistant Professor Tenure Information: Tenure Track
Department Summary: Bridgewater State University, located in the geographic heart of Southeastern Massachusetts in the town of Bridgewater, is the teaching university that has served the region since 1840. The 270-acre campus is well within an hour’s drive of Boston, Providence, and Cape Cod. Today, the institution provides more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs through its five colleges – Graduate Studies, Business, Education and Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Science, and Science and Mathematics – to approximately 11,000 students. Bridgewater State University seeks to educate its students to think critically, communicate effectively, and act responsibly within the context of personal ethics. Therefore, the university actively recruits faculty and staff who are, first and foremost, committed to the development of the individual student.
The Mathematics Department’s mission is to introduce students to mathematics and statistics as important areas of human thought, to help students appreciate the beauty and scope of the mathematical sciences, to give students the knowledge necessary to teach mathematics and statistics at the secondary or elementary level, to prepare students for careers in actuarial science, business, government, and industry, to serve the needs of students in fields which rely on mathematics and statistics, and to prepare students for graduate studies in mathematics and statistics. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree with optional concentrations in pure mathematics and statistics, as well as minors in mathematics, statistics, and actuarial science. We also offer graduate programs leading to a Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics (MAT). The Mathematics Department is located in the modern $100M Dana Mohler-Faria Center for Science and Mathematics, and in addition to serving over 250 majors, we provide a large number of courses for the general student population.
Essential Duties: The Department of Mathematics at Bridgewater State University is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. The department is seeking a statistician who is passionate about teaching and is dedicated to working with undergraduate and graduate students. BSU faculty members teach 12 contact hours each semester. Applicants should be prepared to teach a range of courses, from non-major courses to upper-level probability and statistics courses for our statistics concentration. Additionally, the successful candidate will also develop a program of continuing scholarship in which the inclusion of students is encouraged. Faculty members also advise students and participate in committee work and departmental curriculum development.
Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Statistics, Data Science, or Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics is required. ABD candidates will be considered. Teaching experience is also required. The successful candidate will have completed significant statistics coursework at the graduate level.
Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching, advising, service, and research, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should also have the ability to communicate effectively in speaking and writing, the ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of scholarly activity, and a commitment to public higher education.
Special Conditions for Eligibility: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
Posting Number: F00305P Open Date: 10/01/2019 Close Date: 11/25/2019 Open Until Filled: No
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.