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Term Tenure-Track Mathematics Faculty Position

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Position Information

Position Title Term Tenure-Track Mathematics Faculty Position
Position Type Faculty
School School of Science, Engineering and Health
Department Dept of Mathematics, Physics & Statistics (2030)
Discipline Mathematics
Level Undergraduate
Time Status Full-Time
Campus Main Campus (Grantham)

Position Description

Position Summary

The Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics in the School of Science, Engineering and Health at Messiah College invites applications for a full-time term tenure-track mathematics faculty position beginning August 2018.


Teach introductory to advanced undergraduate mathematics classes to mathematics, physics, and actuarial science majors, students in other majors (primarily engineering), and the general education curriculum; serve as academic advisor to students in the department (mathematics and actuarial science). In addition to these traditional teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to be an active scholar and to contribute to departmental and institutional initiatives.


PhD in Mathematics. Messiah College selects its educators for their Christian commitment as well as their proven teaching ability. They are outstanding teachers, scholars, authors, and experts in their fields. Candidates must evidence the potential for strong classroom teaching.

The Program

Messiah College’s Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics department offers the following undergraduate degrees: BA in Mathematics, BA in Mathematics with Secondary Teaching Certification, BS in Actuarial Science, BA and BS in Physics, BA in Physics with Secondary Teaching Certification, and minors in Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics. In spring 2017, the department graduated 12 students, 9 of whom completed one of the mathematics majors.

The Department

9 full-time faculty members. Among these, our faculty of 4 in mathematics and 2 in statistics hold degrees from nationally and internationally recognized graduate schools—Lehigh, Virginia Tech, Drexel, Florida, Iowa, and Loyola (MD). Scholarship and areas of professional interest include pure and applied mathematics, integration of Christian faith and mathematics, statistics education, statistical consulting, and first generation and underrepresented students. In addition to serving students in our majors, the department enrolls more than 2500 students in courses annually, including online summer courses.

The College

Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of approximately 2,800 undergraduate students including 13.9% of under-represented and 5.0% international students from 32 countries and over 600 graduate students including 11.8% of students from under-represented populations.

The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.


The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah’s strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.

Starting Date for Position 8/1/2018

Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae or resume as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

Vitae Instructions to Applicants

Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.

Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline
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Applicants will submit the name and e-mail address for the number of referees listed below. Referees will receive an e-mail notifying them to upload a confidential letter via the provided URL.

Reference Request Details

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Maximum Requests 3
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. College/University Transcript(s)
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Personal Statement - Faith
  6. Personal Statement - Teaching
  7. Personal Statement – College Mission
Optional Documents
  1. Course Syllabus (#1)
  2. Course Syllabus (#2)
  3. Research Statement