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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Math or Physics 

About the Organization OUR MISSION
Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor.

Geneva College is a Christian liberal arts college in the reformed tradition located about 50 miles north of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1848 by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Geneva has majors in both liberal arts and pre-professional programs, and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Geneva's faculty provide a challenging education that prepares students for careers, for further education, and for life. In all fields of study, students are challenged to explore the implications of the Christian faith on their discipline. Geneva has approximately 2,000 students enrolled in its various programs taught by its faculty of nearly 80 members. The college seeks to prepare students to serve Christ and the world in all areas of society, including work, family, and the church. Geneva is a founding member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
 
Position Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Math/Physics  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Beaver Falls - Staff and Faculty Only  
Description

Geneva College invites applications for a tenure track position in Mathematics or Physics. This position begins August 2022. Review of applications will begin in mid-January and the position will remain open until filled. Minority and female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

Following is a complete job description with required skills, abilities, education, and experience. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications should submit the following information for consideration.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Application materials are required to include the following items below. Any application that does not include these items, may not be considered.

  1. A Cover Letter.
  2. A letter which addresses your interest in this position, date of availability, and the specific skills and qualifications related to this position (see detailed description below in job summary and request to state preferences in course assignments).
  3. A statement of faith (“This is what I believe”).
  4. A statement of your faith journey and a narrative of your past and present church involvements.
  5. A statement which describes the integration of your field and Christian faith in light of the "Foundational Concepts of Christian Education” (these concepts are available at www.geneva.edu/page/employment).
  6. A current vita/CV.
  7. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official copies will be required before being appointed).
  8. List of three references; one should be from your pastor or church leader who can attest to your faith (include names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers).

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Assistant Professor of Mathematics or Physics

Geneva College invites applications for a tenure track position in Mathematics or Applied Physics starting in August of 2022.? Geneva College is a Christian liberal arts college with majors and minors in mathematics and physics and an ABET-accredited engineering program.? The position is at the rank of Assistant Professor, but higher rank may be considered based upon qualifications and experience. This position will be administered within the Department of Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. The field of particular expertise is flexible but should be in one of the following: Applied or Actuarial Mathematics, Statistics, Experimental or Applied Physics, or a closely related field such as Engineering. A Ph.D. degree is required in one of the disciplines listed above, although we would also consider a M.S. degree if accompanied by particular expertise and experience in mathematics education. Geneva is a small college that values inter-disciplinary work, so demonstrated ability and willingness to teach in more than one discipline is essential. Given our collaborative approach, there is also the possibility of involvement in the Engineering Department. Teaching responsibilities may include both lectures and labs as well as both major and non-major courses. The mathematics program serves non-majors in lower-level courses, and this position will include some teaching of those courses with active-learning pedagogical approaches appropriate to those students. Depending on candidate qualifications and the needs of the College, there may be opportunities to teach selected courses in the Engineering Department. The following list describes courses from which teaching assignments for this position will be chosen, commensurate with candidate qualifications and expertise. In application materials, candidates should indicate which of these courses they would feel qualified to teach, either presently or potentially.

Introductory Algebra, College Algebra, Introduction to Statistics, Pre-calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Probability and Statistics I, Probability and Statistics II, Calculus, possibly higher math courses, algebra-based physics, calculus-based physics, sophomore-level physics laboratories, advanced physics laboratory, engineering solid mechanics and laboratory, engineering fluid mechanics and laboratory, other engineering subjects.

The candidate would also be encouraged and expected to develop a program of projects and research for undergraduate students, to serve students through academic advising, and to serve the college through committee participation. The successful candidate must support the mission of the college of integrating a Christian worldview with their discipline.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Selected candidates will be expected to:

  1. Teach assigned courses
  2. Adequately prepare all course materials and lessons (recognizing that preparation time will vary based on instructor experience in teaching that course)
  3. Provide each student with clear course expectations, evaluations and timelines through carefully written topical outlines and an approved, standardized syllabus
  4. Provide interesting and relevant assignments for students that demonstrate learning outcomes in a real-life setting
  5. Suitably challenge, engage serve and communicate with students to encourage their participation and learning while maintaining mutual value and respect
  6. Complete grade books, final grade sheets, learning assessments and final exam assessments on a timely basis
  7. Respond to student questions on a timely basis
  8. Ensure course and program learning outcomes are delivered as defined by the syllabus
  9. Develop project and research opportunities for undergraduate students in mathematics, physics, or engineering.
  10. Advise assigned students on schedule and curriculum planning.
 
Position Requirements

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

Christian Commitment: The successful candidate must be a thoughtful and articulate Christian and an active member of a Protestant evangelical church. Preference will be given to candidates who support and have an articulate understanding of the Reformed faith. The individual must understand and support the College’s “Foundational Concepts of Christian Education” by expressing an evangelical Christian profession of faith and demonstrate the ability to integrate a Christian perspective in their work.

 

Exhibits behavior that is consistent with and supportive of Geneva’s mission, vision, core values and standards of conduct:

  1. Geneva Mission Statement: Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor.
  2. Vision Statement: Geneva College will inspire students to integrate faith in Christ into all aspects of life in the real world, and to serve faithfully within their callings for Christ and Country.
  3. Core Values:
    1. Serve with grace
    2. Pursue Godly wisdom
    3. Foster academic strength
    4. Engage culture faithfully
    5. Inspire vibrant hospitality
    6. Honor one another
  4. Standards of Conduct: Employees of Geneva College will affirm upon hire, and annually thereafter, their promise to abide by the College’s Standard of Conduct Policy. All employees must conduct their personal affairs so there can be no opportunity for unfavorable reflections upon the Christian beliefs and mission of the College, either expressed or implied. It is expected that employees will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with biblical standards, values, and character. These standards of personal conduct do not apply to family members and/or friends of the employee

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

Ph.D. degree in one of these in highly preferred: Applied or Actuarial Mathematics, Statistics, Experimental or Applied Physics, or a closely related field such as Engineering. A M.S. degree could be considered if accompanied by particular expertise and experience in mathematics education. Demonstrated experience or aptitude for classroom teaching is required.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Geneva is organized into academic departments which report directly to the Provost. This position is in the Department of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and would report to the chair of that department. Our department has a history of collaboration with the ABET-accredited Engineering Department, with some courses occasionally taught by faculty members in the other department when there is overlap in expertise. All work in these two departments is with undergraduates.

 
EOE Statement Geneva College does not discriminate in hiring or in terms and conditions of employment based on an individual's race, color, sex, age, disability or national origin. As a Christian college rooted in the evangelical and Reformed tradition and governed by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, compliance with Geneva's Christian views is considered a bona fide occupational qualification under Sections 702 & 703 of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act as amended, and will have a direct impact on employment consideration.  
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