Mathematics Faculty Position

Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

We seek talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester and student advising is supported by professional staff. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core.

Aurora University’s STEM Agenda

In recent years, Aurora University has earned national recognition as an innovator in STEM education. Drawing on a unique vision of public-private partnership and the great resources of the Chicago metropolitan area, our faculty have developed ground-breaking STEM curricula for students in primary, secondary and tertiary education. The Department of Mathematics has been instrumental in this and other efforts to advance the university’s STEM agenda, and collaborates with multiple departments and schools across the university.   The department offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in mathematics and mathematics education, houses a successful actuarial science program, and provides a large number of service courses to the university community. Mathematics will play a crucial role in our efforts to expand the recruitment of highly qualified students.  It will also be critical in helping the university achieve its mission of transforming lives through education. Many of our students are first generation and from disadvantaged backgrounds. Mathematics and our other STEM programs enable these students to significantly improve their lives by preparing them for careers in education, industry, and in research. Chicagoland is home to numerous employers and first-rate graduate programs in mathematics and mathematics related fields. We seek to prepare our graduates to take advantage of these exciting opportunities to propel them to successful futures.

MATHEMATICS:  Assistant or Associate Professor / Tenure or Clinical Track

(Applications submitted by 22 May 2017 will receive full consideration)

We seek a qualified, dedicated, passionate and innovative professional to join the mathematics faculty. The new faculty will have the ability to teach mathematics graduate courses, undergraduate courses, service and general education courses. A strong ability to teach probability and statistics is desirable. In addition to teaching, the faculty member will be expected to participate in curricular development, program assessment, student mentoring, and engage in institutional service, scholarship, and university STEM initiatives. A Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field is required. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate teaching effectiveness and a strong commitment to student learning.

All faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission included for benefit-eligible positions. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed. More information can be found at aurora.edu/facultyjobs.

Please submit application materials as follows:

Hardcopy submissions:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

Electronic submissions:
facultysearch@aurora.edu

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.