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Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin - River Falls in River Falls, Wisconsin
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Date Posted 06/27/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The University of Wisconsin River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles from the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Year-round arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible from River Falls. UWRF's 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education and Professional Studies; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics. 

The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/workhere/

The Position: 
This is a full-time, nine month, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics (within the College of Arts & Sciences). Duties include teaching 12 credits per semester, collaboration in probability and statistics curriculum development and research, scholarly publications, grants, campus-wide and departmental service, and academic advising. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants and internship supervision. Anticipated appointment date: August 26, 2019 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate courses in mathematics and statistics. (70%)

  • Advise mathematics majors and minors, and support students pursuing careers in actuarial science. (10%)

  • Engage in research and scholarly activity in mathematics/mathematics education and/or statistics/statistics education, and supervise undergraduate research and internships. (10%)

  • Provide service to the department, college and university, including collaborating with the Computer Science Department in support of the Data Science Program. (10%)

Qualifications Required:

  • Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in mathematics, statistics or a closely related field, from an accredited institution. Graduate work must include a strong background in probability and/or statistics. ABD considered, but doctorate must be completed by time of hire.

  • Experience using software tools to support teaching probability and statistics.

  • Evidence of excellence in teaching college level mathematics and/or statistics courses.

  • Evidence of commitment to ongoing professional activity to keep current in the field of probability and statistics.

  • Potential for collaboration in research and curriculum development in applied statistics with faculty from within and outside the department

  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse student populations

Materials not submitted through https://jobs.uwrf.edu/ cannot be considered. 


  • Curriculum vita (resume).

  • Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter).

  • A four-part statement, not to exceed 3 pages, covering

    • your interest and experience in teaching college level mathematics and statistics 

    • your interest and experience in teaching probability, supporting students in actuarial science and undergraduate research 

    • your interest and experience in using software tools to teach probability and statistics 

    • your research and scholarly activity agenda.

  • Unofficial transcripts (official copies will be required if hired).

  • Provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references who can specifically comment on your teaching, research and service ability (references).

Inquiries should be addressed to: 
Dr. Arunendu Chatterjee 
Mathematics Department 

Deadline to Apply Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by November 22, 2018. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates. 
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7). 

Through its strategic plan, Pathway to Distinction, UW-River Falls will vigorously pursue three goals: Distinctive Academic Excellence; Global Education and Engagement; Innovation and Partnerships. In support of our first goal, UW-River Falls strives to be a leader in collaborative and undergraduate research; we therefore seek faculty members who have an interest in or experience with faculty-student collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activity. The university is also interested in applicants who can support and extend our partnerships and initiatives in Asia (particularly China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and India) and in Latin America. The university's strategic focus on international education encourages faculty to develop courses/pedagogy that facilitate the transition of international inbound students and out-bound UWRF students and enhance our curricular and programmatic partnerships in these regions.

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