Mathematics Faculty

Southern Virginia University invites applications for a full-time position in mathematics to begin fall 2017 at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences or a related field by August 2016. Candidates with a background in pure mathematics, algebra, analysis, or statistics will be given preference.

We seek applicants who can teach and encourage students of diverse backgrounds, including first-generation college students and students with varying mathematical preparation. The candidate must have recent experience teaching college level mathematics and also demonstrate excellence in teaching, with a willingness to incorporate active learning strategies in the classroom. Experience teaching statistics is a plus. The typical teaching load is 12 credits of undergraduate level mathematics (usually 4 three-credit courses) each semester, from major courses to introductory service courses, including those for educators. Southern Virginia emphasizes excellence in teaching, but responsibilities include advising, university service, and professional development/scholarly activity.

Southern Virginia University is a four-year residential liberal arts college that provides a rigorous undergraduate education primarily to faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others who live by like-minded values. Its mission is to prepare leader-servants in the workplace and the world, in the community and the church, and in the home. Applicants are encouraged to comment on their familiarity with the university mission and its code of honor in the letter of application.

Send a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, at least three letters of reference (one of which should address teaching), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable initially) to:

Mathematics Search Committee
Office of the Provost
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416

These materials may instead be emailed to

Review of applications begins December 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Southern Virginia University is an equal opportunity employer and especially encourages women and members of U.S. racial and ethnic minority groups to apply. Applicants are not required to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Southern Virginia University is a liberal arts college with over 800 students, approximately 90 percent of whom are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Located in the Shenandoah Valley, Southern Virginia is one hour from Roanoke, 75 minutes from Charlottesville, and three hours from Washington, D.C.