Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position in Mathematics Fall 2018, School of Science and Mathematics

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Position:  A non-tenure-track position in mathematics is available in the Department of Mathematics at Truman State University, a public liberal arts and sciences university. The position will begin August 2018.   Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position will have the possibility of renewal, pending availability of funding, department need, and acceptable annual review.        

Responsibilities:  Teach self-paced, pre-calculus courses using computer-assisted instruction in the Department of Mathematics.  Position includes management of the on-site testing, the hiring and supervision of student proctors and tutors, and addressing students’ questions and issues.  Position also includes the on-campus management of these courses offered remotely to high school students.

Required Qualifications:

Masters or doctorate degree in mathematics, or a closely related field with substantial coursework in mathematics, by the date of employment.

Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • Academic qualifications
  • Documented potential for excellence in teaching
  • Evidence of strong oral, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Desire and ability to support Truman’s liberal arts mission both within and outside the department
  • Ability to consistently implement and enforce departmental rules and policies
  • Previous experience with online instruction or computer-assisted instruction
  • Familiarity with the Hawkes Learning System
  • Previous experience managing large classes
  • Previous experience creating schedules and supervising student workers
  • Previous experience tactfully handling student grievances
  • Previous experience managing concurrent enrollment courses

Program:  The Department of Mathematics is part of the School of Science and Mathematics at Truman State University. The department has 16 faculty members and over 200 students in the undergraduate major and three minors, graduating approximately 30 mathematics majors yearly.  The department also provides classes to support Truman’s Liberal Studies Program (LSP) as well as majors in a variety of disciplines including education, business, and the sciences.  Opportunities for faculty members to pursue interdisciplinary teaching and research exist within the School and as part of the LSP. More information about the Mathematics Department can be found at .

The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 6,000 students who make up its student body are well prepared for the academic rigors of a highly selective university. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience and nearly half go on to graduate or professional school within a year of earning a degree.   

Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research, and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report. Washington Monthly has included Truman in the top five of its master’s university rankings in each of the past five years. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgements, visit

The Community: Located in Northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to Truman, Kirksville is the birthplace of osteopathic medicine and has a medical school, dental school, and community college.  The Kirksville School District is consistently recognized for academic excellence, and the community takes pride in several annual events including the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival, the NEMO Triathlon, and the Red, White, and Blue Festival. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forrest Lake.  Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville Regional Airport to St. Louis provide quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at  

Application: The application process is handled by the School of Science and Mathematics. Electronic submission of applications is required and must be completed at Completed applications must include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available.

Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Susan Scheurer, Mathematics Department Chair,

Truman is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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