Employment opportunities

Adjunct Faculty

The Mathematics Department informally reviews applications for adjunct faculty year-round. Minimum qualifications are a Master’s Degree and 18 hours of graduate credit in mathematics. Preferred qualifications include previous teaching experience. Interested applicants should contact the department chair.

Math Zone Director

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track position of Math Zone director at the rank of instructor in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Science and Technology to begin in the fall semester of 2015. Availability in the summer and summer teaching are expected and will be compensated separately. A Ph.D. in mathematics from an accredited university is required by the start of the appointment. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the time of their application.

The Math Zone is a computer laboratory with more than 100 computers that is used to teach developmental mathematics and college algebra in an emporium-style format. Students meet once a week as a class and complete the coursework in mandatory hours in the Math Zone, working on assignments with tutors available to help. The Math Zone director is responsible for the smooth functioning of the Math Zone, including scheduling classes, hiring adjuncts, purchasing equipment and managing graduate students. The scheduled teaching load is expected to be two classes per semester. Participation in collaborative research proposals and projects is not required, but interest in such activities is welcome. The successful candidate must be ready to engage in departmental service as necessary.

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, Southern Miss students have collected seven Goldwater Scholarships, three Truman Scholarships and 10 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Our Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of a select number of institutions in the nation accredited in art, dance, music and theatre, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at www.usm.edu. The Department of Mathematics offers undergraduate degrees in mathematics and mathematics licensure, a master's degree in mathematics, and a Ph.D. in computational science (mathematics emphasis) through the College of Science and Technology's Computational Science Ph.D. program. Faculty are active in working with undergraduate students in the Honors College. Working across disciplinary boundaries is actively encouraged by the department and the college. For more information about the department, visit www.usm.edu/math.

Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.usm.edu(direct link: http://jobs.usm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55128 ) and must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, unofficial transcripts, and the names of three professional  references. Applicants may be contacted later to submit three letters of recommendation. Official transcripts will be required prior to a campus interview.

Applications will be reviewed beginning April 16, 2015, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.