Visiting Assistant Professor of Algebra and Combinatorics

## Position Overview
The Department of Mathematics has an internationally recognized faculty and a strong graduate program leading to both the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. A broad range of programs is possible including algebra, analysis, combinatorics, control theory, dynamical systems, geometry, numerical analysis, probability, statistics, stochastic analysis/control, partial differential equations, set theory, and topology. The department has a long tradition of excellence. The first Ph.D. granted west of the Mississippi was in mathematics at KU in the year 1895. Since then, the graduate program has been a central part of the department?s research and teaching. Historic Snow Hall, which houses the department, contains state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture spaces, computer labs, and other facilities.
The University of Kansas is a major public research and training university and is the only Kansas Regents university to hold membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. The University of Kansas offers the highest quality undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, as well as outstanding libraries, museums and technology. The university fosters a multicultural environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected.
The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see
A city of approximately 97,600, Lawrence is located in the rolling hills of eastern Kansas, 35 miles west of the Kansas City metropolitan area and 20 miles east of Topeka, the state capitol. Home to Haskell Indian Nations University as well as KU, Lawrence offers the many cultural opportunities of a university town. Lawrence is a wonderful community filled with endless opportunities for historical explorations, beautiful scenery, incredible arts and entertainment venues, and many popular restaurants. Kansas City International airport, The Plaza, and access to world-renowned attractions are less then an hour away.
The successful candidate for the position must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.
## Job Description
50% RESEARCH : Develop and maintain an active research program that is advanced substantially beyond the level of the Ph.D. thesis. It should provide solid evidence that the faculty member is a dedicated scholar whose research will continue to develop in depth and importance throughout his or her career.
40% TEACHING/ADVISING : Teach up to six credit hours (or the equivalent) of either undergraduate or graduate mathematics per semester. They are expected to take their teaching responsibilities seriously and to strive for excellence in the classroom. Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence, the VAP must make arrangements for a substitute to teach class. Classes should not be cancelled. Provide instruction throughout the semester, usually 3 hours/week, one day a week. Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades. Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught. A minimum of three posted office hours each week is required. These office hours should be divided over at least two and preferable three different days. The VAP should be available for reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours. Adhere to departmental, college and university policies.
10% SERVICE : Participate in appropriate professional activities, such as serving on panels, co-organizing workshops/conferences, and refereeing or reviewing manuscripts for research journals.
## Required Qualifications
1. Ph.D. or ABD in Mathematics expected by the start date of appointment (August 18, 2017)
2. Research area in algebra and/or combinatorics
3. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching in mathematics as evidenced by teaching philosophy statement and/or reference letter on teaching
4. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in research as evidenced by graduate coursework, dissertation research, publications, and/or externally funded research grants
## Preferred Qualifications
## Additional Candidate Instruction
For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to . Documents required for on-line application: C.V., cover letter, list of three references, and research and teaching statements. In addition, at least four recommendation letters (teaching ability must be addressed in at least one letter) should be submitted electronically to, position 9271.
Initial review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.
## Contact Information to Applicants
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Posting Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Algebra and Combinatorics
Position Number: 00002882
Department: Mathematics
Location/Division: Lawrence
FTE: 1.0
Reg/Temp: Regular
Advertised Salary Range: Competitive with comparable research universities
Application Review Begins: 01-Dec-2016
Anticipated Start Date: 18-Aug-2017 8f5c1363e10e4fbb9d5be1e74a2fa458

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