Sample Ad for Faculty Vacancies
At least one tenure track position in the Department of Mathematics.
A doctorate in mathematics is required. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and present evidence of excellent teaching. A willingness to collaborate with both students and faculty, and to become involved in university service, is essential. It is expected that the candidate remain professionally active in the mathematics community. We are primarily interested in hiring outstanding teachers who will be an asset to the Department and the University.
The applicant must have demonstrable skills in oral and written communications. In addition, he or she must have observable dedication to undergraduate education; enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom; and ability to work in teams in a collegial environment. The candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to or experience with racially diverse populations. The applicant may be required to teach courses through alternative delivery methods.
The primary responsibility will be to teach undergraduate mathematics courses. The typical teaching load is twelve credits per semester, with two or three preparations. Applicants will also be expected to participate in scholarly activities, provide academic advising to students, and participate in department, college, and university service.
Competitive and excellent benefits.
August 20, 2006.
The Mathematics Department, in the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science, has 20 full-time tenure/tenure track positions, and regularly employs an additional 4-6 academic staff. The department offers undergraduate degrees in mathematics, mathematics education, mathematics with an emphasis in actuarial studies, and mathematics with an emphasis in finance. The department also serves programs in engineering, science, technology, business, and education. Mathematics class sizes are approximately 30 students.
The University of Wisconsin - Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls approximately 6,300 students in primarily undergraduate programs leading to degrees in agriculture, the arts, business, communication, criminal justice, education, engineering, the humanities, industry, mathematics, and the sciences. The university is recognized as a cultural and educational center for the tri-state region of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. The city of Platteville has a population of approximately 10,000, and is a safe, friendly, and affordable community located 70 miles southwest of Madison in scenic southwest Wisconsin.
Send 1) a letter of application addressing all qualifications, 2) a resume, 3) a one page summary of your teaching philosophy, 4) graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable with official transcripts required of all finalists), and 5) three current letters of recommendation (at least two of which address teaching effectiveness).
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
Department of Mathematics
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818
Phone: (608) 342-8888
FAX: (608) 342-9999
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2005. However, applications will be accepted until the search has been completed.
To learn more, visit the University's website at http://www.uwplatt.edu/.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request.