Assistant or Associate Professor

Arts & Sciences
Mathematical Sciences

 The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Appalachian State University invites applications for one or more tenure-track, nine-month, faculty positions at the rank of assistant or associate professor beginning August 2018.  Applicants with expertise in actuarial science, analysis, or partial differential equations are strongly encouraged to apply.  Appalachian State University is committed to developing and allocating resources for the continued development of a diverse campus culture and the department encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

 Job Responsibilities

 The duties of this position include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, establishing and maintaining an active program of scholarship, and participating in service activities.  The standard teaching load is 18 hours per academic year.  Additional duties may include advising students, developing curricula, and teaching online.


 The minimum qualifications include:

  • an earned doctorate in mathematics or a closely related field,
  • strong written and verbal communication skills,
  • the potential for and commitment to excellent teaching,
  • a record of quality scholarship, and  
  • research interests that enhance the diverse programs in the department.

 The Department and University

The Department of Mathematical Sciences consists of 29 tenured or tenure track faculty as well as more than 20 full- and part-time non-tenure track faculty. The department offers undergraduate degrees in actuarial science and mathematics with concentrations in statistics, secondary education, business, life sciences, physical sciences, and computation. The department also offers an M.A. with concentrations in either secondary education or college teaching. The department currently has about 250 undergraduate majors and 21 graduate students. Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the university has approximately 18,000 students, primarily in bachelors and master’s programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. Additional information about the Department of Mathematical Sciences, the university, and the surrounding area is located at:

 The Application Process

 Application packets should be a single pdf document that includes (1) a cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualifications, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a statement of scholarship plans, (5) and graduate transcripts.  In addition to the packet, applicants should arrange for the submission of three current letters of recommendation.  All application materials, including letters of reference, should be emailed to (  Questions may be addressed to Dr. Rene Salinas (, Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences Search Committee.  The initial review of complete applications will begin December 8, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

 Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

 Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Rene Salinas at Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.