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Faculty in Mathematics

POSITION

Full-time, with faculty rank; tenure-track appointment, in the School of Natural Sciences.

START DATE:  07-01-2023

Fresno Pacific University’s (FPU) growing STEM programs invite applications for a tenure-track, Professor of Mathematics (rank assigned at hiring) to begin for the Fall semester of 2023. FPU seeks professionals of the Christian faith who are committed to the integration of faith and learning in their respective fields. The applicants must have demonstrated teaching ability, commitment to scholarship and program development, and a commitment to working with and encouraging diversity. This position will serve both undergraduate mathematics students as well as a population of graduate students pursuing Mathematics Education (MA). Courses to be taught may include but are not limited to courses: 1) Probability and Statistics, 2) Adv. Geometry, 3) Adv. Algebra, 4) courses in the Calculus series, or 5) additional courses in Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, data sciences, or another area of specialization.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach in the baccalaureate and graduate program(s). Area of specialization is open but must be able to teach in one or more of the following areas:
    • lower-division introductory mathematics.
    • cross-level offering (UG/GRAD) of:
      • Probability and Statistics
      • Advanced Geometry
      • Advanced Algebra; -or-
    • upper-division mathematics:
      • Linear Algebra
      • Differential Equations
  • Develop curriculum in area of expertise,
  • Pursue an active scholarly professional development agenda while promoting a focus on student-faculty collaborative research,
  • Direct supervision of students in undergraduate research,
  • Serve as a resource for the Master of Arts in Mathematics Education graduate program,
  • Mentor and advise applied mathematics or software engineering majors (as well as general education students),
  • Regular communication with students regarding their progress, and
  • Maintenance of student academic records.

Qualifications

Required

  • Terminal degree in mathematics, statistics, or related field such as graduate mathematics education. Would consider highly qualified candidate without terminal degree, who would pursue and complete a terminal degree within the first six years of employment.
  • Record or promise of scholarly achievement,
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching with a commitment to quality undergraduate instruction with attention to student success as an indicator of academic excellence,
  • Must be open to teaching in both traditional undergraduate and accelerated degree programs both in-person and online (or in a hybrid, Hi-Flex format),
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church,
  • Ability to work with students, staff and faculty in a collegial environment,
  • Evidence of passion for student mentoring, and
  • Able to learn and navigate technology, course management systems, and virtual learning environments such as Moodle.

Preferred

  • Ability to teach:
    • Calculus-based Probability and Statistics
    • Numerical Analysis
    • Discrete Mathematics
  • Expertise in computer-based algebra system(s) (experience w/open-source systems such as SAGE & R preferred), and
  • Programming skills for problem solving (Python, Java, C++, etc.),
  • Knowledge of, or background in, 9-12 grade mathematics education.

UNIVERSITY DESCRIPTION

Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 4,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield, and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 48 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea here.

COMPENSATION

Dependent on qualifications and experience and paid out over 12 months. Full-time benefits include insurance (medical, vision, dental, LTD), and retirement (TIAA-CREF).

APPLICATION

A faculty application is available here - the link is in the job description on the FPU website.

Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vitae, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:

Dr. Tara Sirvent
Dean, School of Natural Sciences, Box 2304

Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue
Fresno, CA 93702
OR: Natural.Sciences@fresno.edu

Reserving its rights as a religious institution, Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age or disability, or other classes protected by applicable law. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you should contact FPU’s Human Resources Department at hr@fresno.edu. As a religious institution, the University will administer the equal opportunity employment policy consistent with the Fresno Pacific University statement of faith, the FPU Idea and the University’s governance by the Pacific District Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.