Tennessee Tech University
110 University Drive
Cookeville, TN 38505
Phone: (931) 372-3441
Fax: (931) 372-6353
Location: Bruner Hall 235
Faculty Position beginning August 2013
Applications are invited for one tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, in the area of algebra, beginning August, 2013. A Ph.D. in mathematics is required by August 1, 2013. Area of research must be in algebra.
The candidate must have evidence of high quality teaching and a strong promise in research. Preference will be given to candidates who can complement the research activities of current faculty and/or who meet the teaching needs of the department. Duties include teaching a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses, including abstract algebra, linear algebra, algebraic geometry, and related areas, engaging in scholarly activities, participating in course and curriculum development, directing graduate students in our Master’s program, and providing public or professional service. A standard teaching load is three courses per semester. Review of applications will begin on January 18, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
All applicants must apply online at www.tntech.edu/jobs and will be required to electronically upload a cover letter, CV, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), and names and email addresses of 3 professional references who will be asked to provide letters of recommendation. Submission of materials is the applicant's responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.
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