Assistant Professor – Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Acadia University

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Faculty of Pure and Applied Science
Assistant Professor – Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Contractually Limited Term Position
Position #: 20908

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics invites applications from candidates for a 9.5 Month contract limited term (CLT) position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Mathematics beginning August 1, 2023. The department includes 12 professors and 2 instructors, approximately 70 majors across 10 programs, and provides service teaching to programs across the university.

The Department seeks a dynamic individual, who has a strong commitment to teaching. Duties for the position include teaching five mathematics courses across the two semesters, including introductory calculus and business calculus courses, with the possibility of teaching an upper-level course. Experience teaching Operations Research would be an asset.

Candidates should provide evidence of performance and potential as a teacher, which can include past teaching experience, demonstration of teaching effectiveness, examples of innovative approaches to teaching, supervision of students, and ability and potential to participate in and contribute to the Department’s programs. Applicants should also show evidence of developing scholarly activity, including, but not limited to, research and publications. The successful applicant will also contribute to the service activities of the Department, and should indicate previous contributions to a department, faculty, or university, including course and program development, as well as any contributions to the discipline or profession.

Academic Qualifications:
The successful candidate should hold academic qualifications in Mathematics or a related discipline (PhD or Master’s degree) along with relevant teaching or work experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience teaching introductory university mathematics courses.

How to Apply: Candidates are asked to submit their application in a single PDF document to Receipt of the application will be acknowledged via email. Applications should include the following:

  • position number (include in the subject of the submission email);
  • a cover letter, an up-to-date CV, proof of academic qualifications, and any documents that would provide information on the factors outlined above; in their letter of application candidates should describe how their experience is pertinent to Acadia and to this position.
  • the names and email/phone contact information of three references (to be contacted if short-listed);
  • application should be addressed to:

Dr. Jeff Hooper, Chair of the Selection Committee
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6

Acadia University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents shall be given priority. The University encourages applications from Indigenous people; African Canadians; African Nova Scotians; persons with disabilities; visible minorities; women; persons of any minority sexuality, gender identity or gender expression; and all intersections of these identities. Acadia embraces the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion as fundamental in creating an expansive academic environment and champions diverse knowledge systems as pillars of academic excellence.

All applicants are required to submit an online Employment Equity Self-Identification Form as part of their application package. The form provides the option of self-identifying based on the applicant’s comfort level. Failure to complete the form by the closing date will result in the disqualification of your application.

Closing Date: June 12th, 2023

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that considers an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact Mary-Jane Sypher, our department Administrative Assistant: