Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Physics


Position Title

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Physics


College of Arts and Science - Mathematics

Position Reports to (Position Title)

Chair of the Mathematics Department, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Effective Date

August 1st, 2024


Full Time/Exempt

Job Summary

The Department of Mathematics at Jacksonville University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level starting in August 2024. A doctorate in applied mathematics, mathematics, physics, or a closely related field is required before the starting date. Applicants should be qualified to teach both mathematics and physics courses at the university level, including courses in the Calculus sequence and calculus-based introductory physics courses. The successful candidate will hold a joint position in the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Chemistry and Physics.

The Department of Mathematics and the Department of Chemistry and Physics are housed in the School of Sciences and Mathematics. The Department of Mathematics offers BA and BS degrees in mathematics as well as a BS in data science in collaboration with the Department of Computing Science. The Department of Chemistry and Physics offers BA and BS degrees in chemistry, biochemistry and physics. The School of Sciences and Mathematics is committed to providing an exceptional learning environment to a diverse undergraduate audience while using modern approaches to pedagogy and use of technology. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in undergraduate teaching and mentorship and is expected to maintain an active research program, including undergraduate research, in addition to providing service to the department and university.

The standard teaching load is 24 credits per academic year and will be split evenly between Mathematics and Physics courses. The teaching load typically includes a broad range of lowerlevel and upper-level courses. The minimal requirement for this position is the ability to teach calculus-based introductory physics courses as well as Calculus 1 and 2. Opportunities for teaching online and during winter and summer terms may be available.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Most faculty positions do not have supervisory responsibilities.

Some may have supervisory responsibilities when the faculty member is serving in a Director or Associate Dean position for additional compensation and or release time. This will be specified in the contract.


  • Teach classes—a typical load is 24 credit-hours annually
  • Engage in research/scholarship
  • Supervise student research projects
  • Supervise student internships
  • Participate in university service at the department, school, college, or university level

Required Skills/Abilities

  • The ability to teach calculus-based introductory physics courses and courses in the Calculus sequence
  • The ability to also teach upper-level Mathematics and Physics courses is preferred
  • The ability to incorporate technology into classroom teaching
  • The ability to supervise and conduct research and supervise student research in area of expertise
  • The ability to work with diverse students and small class sizes
  • Participation in departmental, school, college, or university service
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • The ability to work in a collaborative and cooperative manner

Education, Certificates, Licenses, & Experience

  • A Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, or a closely related field with 18 graduate credits in Physics coursework, or a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field with 18 graduate credits in Mathematics coursework, by the time of appointment in August 2024.

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and virtually
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens
  • Stamina to teach up to 24 hours weekly

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

Jacksonville University supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Jacksonville University is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be evaluated for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other protected characteristics under applicable Florida and Federal laws.

Jacksonville University is a comprehensive, liberal arts university located in Jacksonville, FL a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Jacksonville International Airport provides easy access to US and international destinations. The College emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes, and ranks in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report.  Please visit our website at  

To Apply

To apply, please submit the following materials to the posting on (strongly preferred) or send them to the Chair of the Mathematics Search Committee at

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications and interest in working in a small, undergraduate teaching-focused department at a liberal arts university
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Graduate transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  • JU faculty application
  • Teaching statement (1-2 pages)
  • Research statement, including plans for potential undergraduate research projects
  • Diversity statement (optional); candidates may include a statement addressing their experiences and/or plans relating to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body
  • At least three letters of recommendation, including at least one specifically addressing

    Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.