The Department of Mathematics at the Xavier University of Louisiana invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning August 2021. The Department of Mathematics offers majors in mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in mathematical sciences. Applicants with ABD status are encouraged to apply. The department is seeking candidates that demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and advising undergraduate students. Applications are encouraged from applicants with a strong background in any current or emerging areas of mathematics. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, minimizing barriers, and increasing equity and completion rates between members of different demographic groups.
Teach twelve hours of any level of mathematics and/or statistics courses each semester with emphasis on developmental and freshman-level courses. Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, remote, and/or any combination thereof.
Work on coordinating course delivery as a team of instructors teaching different sections of the same course.
Be active in scholarly service by seeking funding for course improvement with an emphasis on developmental mathematics.
Advise undergraduate students including majors in the department.
Participate in service activities for the department, university, and community.
Ph.D. or ABD status in Mathematics (must be conferred by the time of the appointment).
Strong commitment to teaching a fulltime load of 24 credit hours per academic year
Ability to develop and teach face-to-face as well as online classes
Demonstrate a strong potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students are essential.
Mentorship and advising of HBCU students leading to readiness for graduate school and the workforce.
Ability and willingness to work collegially.
Commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.
Commitment to the mission of Xavier University of Louisiana.
About our Department and the Position
The Department of Mathematics at Xavier University of Louisiana values teaching and research as essential components of education. The department shares the University’s mission and supports it by preparing students to create a more just and humane society through careers in actuarial science, banking, engineering, medicine, law, and teaching, among many others. The Department of Mathematics offers undergraduate instruction for three mathematics program tracks, namely a BS in math, a BS in math education, and a BS in statistics. In addition, the math department offers a 3+2 joint program with Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC), where a student will get a BS degree in statistics from Xavier University and a master’s degree in biostatistics from LSUHSC in only 5 years. Xavier University's Mathematics Department offers varied options in coursework and major areas of study which are designed to give the student a sound foundation in the Mathematical Sciences. Faculty members engage in ongoing mentorship and research to prepare each student to achieve the individualized goals they establish; especially preparing them for graduate school and good job opportunities. The mathematics department has a good track record of placing their graduates in prominent graduate schools, where most of them have completed their Ph.D.’s successfully.
About Xavier University of Louisiana
Founded in 1925 by Saint Katherine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier is the only Catholic Historically Black College and University (HBCU). Located in New Orleans, the ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.
Ability to teach undergraduate courses to a diverse student body
Ongoing commitment to pedagogical innovation
Ability/experience to mentor undergraduate students in mathematics
Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online to MATHJOB.ORG to complete your application:
Three or more reference letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site )
Mathematics Department Xavier University of Louisiana 1 Drexel Dr. New Orleans, LA 70125
Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by St. Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in 1925, is Catholic and historically Black. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. The only historically Black, Catholic university in the United States, XULA is a private, liberal-arts based, co-educational institution offering 40 undergraduate majors, 5 master’s degree programs and a doctor of pharmacy program. More than one-half of its 3,100 students are from Louisiana, but it draws students from nearly all fifty states and 35 countries. Xavier is recognized as a national leader in the sciences and the liberal arts: • #1 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to complete medical school (AAMC data 2019). • Among the nation’s top four colleges of pharmacy in graduating African Americans with Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degrees. (2018) • #1 in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to African American students in the biological and biomedical sciences, the physical sciences, and physics. ...(2018) • #3 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D. in science and engineering disciplines. (2018) • The Department of Physics is #1 in the nation for awarding African Americans baccalaureate degrees in physics and the physical sciences, according to the American Institute of Physics. (2018) Xavier is consistently ranked by the American Chemical Society as one of the top 25 universities in the nation. • The 2020 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges named Xavier among its 300 “best and most interesting” four-year colleges and universities. • Xavier was also singled out as one of the nation’s 385 best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review in the 2020 edition of its annual “The Best 385 Colleges”. • College Consensus, a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, ranks Xavier as the nation’s #3 Historically Black Colleges and Universities) (2019). It also ranks Xavier as #3 among all Louisiana colleges. • College Factual ranks both Xavier’s biology and chemistry programs as program as No. 1 in Louisiana. (2019) • Your 2018 Guide to College Transfer lists Xavier as one of only 90 colleges and universities nationwide profiled as “transfer friendly” in this guide to the college transfer process by the Kaplan Educational Foundation. • The Student Loan Report ranks #Xavier 12 out of 800 Private schools who left graduates with the least amount of private student loan debt, a form of financial aid known for higher interest rates and less forgiving repayment programs. (2018) • Zippia.com named Xavier's Psychology Program as #1 in Louisiana. (2018) • Learn.org ranks Xavier Among the Top 50 STEM schools in the U.S. (2019) • The Edvocate ranks Xavier as the nation’s No. 3 Catholic University. (2019) • Zippia.com rates Xavier #1 in Louisiana in its 2019 report, “Best College in Each State for Getting a Job”.