Assistant/Assoicate Professor of Mathematics /Math Coordinator
Xavier University of Louisiana
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Internal Number: 2196
The Department of Mathematics at Xavier University of Louisiana invites applications for a tenure-track full time assistant/associate professor of Mathematics as a Math Coordinator (entry-level) starting August 2023. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or related field (e.g., mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics) with a background in education research.
The ideal candidate will oversee the coordination and supervision of instructors and lecturers in developmental and early level mathematics courses and serve as the curriculum coordinator for developmental mathematics courses. In addition, the ideal candidate will work alongside the department faculty to develop goals and curricula; and design, implement, and assess the success of developmental mathematics courses. The department is seeking a candidate who is engaged in active learning and student success in mathematics courses. The ideal candidate will be responsible for teaching entry level math courses (including developmental math) and have a record of successful experience with diverse groups of students. The candidate's experiences should reflect an understanding of the impacts of race, ethnicity, and other identities on the lives and experiences of students. The department is particularly interested in candidates with pedagogical theories and practices in the classroom, as well as experience with instructional technology. Preferences will be given to candidates with experience in a similar position and who possess a solid understanding of undergraduate education and who are committed to developing an innovative, content-based curriculum designed at the university level.
Teach undergraduate entry level math courses. Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, remote, and/or any combination thereof.
Advise and mentor undergraduate students.
Coordinate developmental mathematics courses.
Participate in service activities for the department, university, and community.
Ph.D. in mathematics or related field (e.g., mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics) with background in education research at time of application;
Ability to develop and teach face-to-face as well as online classes;
Evaluate and research effective teaching methodologies to improve student success in mathematics courses;.
Advanced training beyond the Ph.D., e.g. Post-doc, industry, etc.;
Ongoing commitment to pedagogical innovation; and
Experience teaching at the college level in both traditional and online environments.;
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”.