Half-time Faculty opening in Math

Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of candidates for a non-tenure-track, half-time faculty position in the Department of Mathematics beginning in August 2018. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.


Our goal is to attract a faculty colleague who will teach introductory statistics or similar courses. Candidates should have a Master’s degree in pure or applied mathematics, statistics, or a closely related area. Potential for excellence in student-centered instruction is essential. Candidates must be strongly committed to teaching undergraduate statistics in a Christian liberal arts setting.

Because Taylor University is a Christ-centered, evangelical, interdenominational, covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and its mission of ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need, applicants must confess a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, have a vibrant Christian faith, and display a passion for the mission and educational philosophy of Taylor University.


The appointee will teach introductory statistics or similar courses, which service students in non-mathematics majors across the university. The teaching load is 12 hours per academic year.


In support of the overall University Mission, the Mathematics Department exists to develop competent, caring and creative problems solvers equipped for world service and lifelong learning. The department exudes a collaborative spirit among its six full-time and two half-time faculty members as well as its approximately 50 Mathematics majors.  The department offers both BA and BS degrees in mathematics with multiple concentrations, and a BS degree in Mathematics Education.  The Mathematics faculty is recognized university-wide for campus leadership, teaching excellence, pedagogical innovation and commitment to ongoing professional development.  The faculty and students engage in a dynamic community that expands beyond academics to enrich their spiritual and social development.  Graduates are equipped with rigorous reasoning and quantitative skills for success in graduate school, business, secondary education, government or ministry. 


Taylor University is an evangelical nondenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.

Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as of its faculty members. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.                                                                                                

The University is located in the small town of Upland, IN, which is 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The combination of rural location and proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits.

Start Date

August 2018


Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and a completed application to academics@taylor.edu. The application is available at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc. Material should be addressed to Dr. Bill Toll, Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.