Assistant Professor, Mathematics - St. Edward's University in Austin California

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St. Edward's University

Austin, California 78704-6489

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics

St. Edward's University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2016. The successful candidate will have a commitment to the university mission and potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching for both majors and non-majors.  Scholarly activity in an area that broadens that of the current faculty, that leverages existing community and University resources, and that is conducive to undergraduate research is preferred.  A Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, or a related mathematical field is required. Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check is required.

The teaching load is 4 courses (12 hours) per semester, with reassigned time for up to one course per semester based on scholarship and mentoring undergraduate research.  Responsibilities also include academic advising, involvement in university, school, and departmental activities, scholarly activity, and other required faculty duties as specified in the Faculty Manual. 

About St. Edward's University

St. Edward's University is an independent Catholic university with a current enrollment of approximately 4,700 students.  The university has a long history of encouraging a variety of cultural backgrounds that has led to a widely diverse community.  The campus is located on a hilltop overlooking Austin, the capital city of Texas with a population of 650,000 in the central Texas hill country.  The school was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross and chartered in 1885.  St. Edward's is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. As part of the School of Natural Sciences, the Department of Mathematics is housed in the state-of-the-art John Brooks Williams Science Complex completed in 2013, and offers B.A. and B.S. degrees as well as a minor in mathematics. We have recently partnered with several institutions to offer the first part of a 3+2 math/engineering dual degree.   

Application Process

Applications should be received by November 15, 2015 to receive full consideration; early application is advisable, as the review process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit application and all requested documentation online at  A complete application packet (single pdf preferred) will include:

• Cover letter of interest that addresses the candidate's fit with the mission of St. Edward's University ( and ways the candidate can contribute to our institutional commitments to diversity and our global initiative, and mentioning if the candidate will attend or present at the 2016 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Seattle. 

• Curriculum Vita

• Statement of Teaching Philosophy

• Research Plan, for a general audience

• Graduate and Undergraduate transcripts (unofficial at this stage)

• Three reference letters (or names of references if applying discreetly), at least one of which addresses teaching.  These should be uploaded with the application materials unless sent confidentially by the referrer, in which case they may be emailed (PDF preferred) directly to, with the applicant's name and Job Reference Number (J15148) in the subject line. 

Applications from minorities and women are strongly encouraged as we strive to increase the numbers of faculty members from groups traditionally underrepresented in the academy and in the sciences. All applicants are invited to address how their teaching, scholarship, mentoring, community service, or other activities could support St. Edward's commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

To apply, visit:

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and individuals authorized to work in the United States.

Keyword Phrases

  • Austin
  • Univeristy
  • liberal arts university
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume