Assistant or Associate Professor of Mathematics

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University of Pikeville

The University of Pikeville is seeking applicants for a full-time, nine-month faculty appointment in the field of Mathematics starting August 2019.  The focus of the position will be to provide dynamic teaching and leadership for the University’s Mathematics program.  The University has initiated a project to rethink and reshape the mathematics curriculum for both majors and non-majors.  The emphasis of this project is student success in mathematics at all levels.  The faculty member hired is expected to fully participate in this project, to bring new ideas and creativity to the project, and to ultimately provide leadership for its implementation.  Rank and salary will be based on qualifications.  Applicants must have a strong commitment to teaching in a small university setting and the ability to work effectively with others in a collegial environment dedicated to student learning. 

The successful applicant will be a broadly-trained mathematician with a passion for excellence in teaching.  Teaching responsibilities will include teaching mathematics courses for both majors and non-majors.  Typically, each semester, a faculty member in this position will teach a couple of classes in the first-year mathematics curriculum and will develop and teach two upper-level classes in their field of interest.  While most classes are offered face-to-face, the University does offer classes through other modalities including hybrid and fully online.  Faculty may have part of their teaching load assigned to these other modalities.  The position also requires advising students, providing service to the University community, assisting with departmental activities, and continuing scholarly growth and development.  A doctorate in mathematics or related area is required.  Minimum required English language skills are at the C1 level based on the Common European Language Framework   Undergraduate teaching experience in mathematics is strongly desired.  Applicants with ABD status and within one year of completion will also be considered. 

The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, telemedicine, long-term disability, tuition waivers, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, & dependent care accounts.  UPIKE also offers a generous holiday schedule and paid leave program. 

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume or vitae, copies of their transcripts, a personal statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please provide a cover letter and specifically address your teaching experience, skills and teaching philosophy as well as how you would create an environment of learning and excellence within our Division.  Also, please identify what other courses you would like to develop.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5344.

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Contact Name: 
Brittany Tackett
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