Employment Opportunities

Professorial Rank Faculty

Wright State University

Department Chair – Mathematics and Statistics

Wright State University invites applications for the position of Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics.  Housed in the College of Science and Mathematics, the department has 30 professorial rank faculty lines (tenure and tenure track) and 9 full time lecturers and instructors.  It offers undergraduate and master degree programs with a strong commitment to teaching and research.  A statistical consulting center is housed within the department.  The department has strong outreach activities with the region’s K-12 schools and operates a program to assist minority students at Wright State.  This is an exciting time for a visionary leader in the department with a new interdisciplinary PhD program in applied science and mathematics in the approval process, the anticipation of several new tenure-track faculty hires, many opportunities for interdisciplinary research collaborations, and demands to increase the number of degrees, minors and certificate programs as well as credit hours within the department.  Faculty research is emphasized and supported with specialties that include analysis, applied mathematics, discrete mathematics, mathematics education, probability, and statistics.  More information is available at http://science-math.wright.edu/math-statistics.

Candidates must have a Doctorate in Mathematics, Statistics, or a related area and a record that warrants appointment as a full professor (see: https://www.wright.edu/curriculum-and-instruction/college-and-department-bylaws/department-of-mathematics-and-statistics-bylaws).  This record must include excellence in both research and teaching, and leadership experience in program development and administration.  Preferred qualities include the ability to provide leadership in a cooperative, supportive collegial environment, experience with undergraduate and graduate programs, the ability to build collaborative and educational relationships and build degree programs, understanding and promoting ethnic and cultural diversity of students and faculty members and good interpersonal skills.

Preference will be given to applications received by January 5, 2015.  Nominations are welcome.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, a complete vita and a brief statement of academic leadership philosophy online at https://jobs.wright.edu/postings/8234, AND arrange to have at least three letters of reference submitted/emailed to mathstats@wright.edu with the subject line “Chair Search”.

Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Wright State is a member of the Greater Ohio HERC, http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/, which facilitates regional job searches for dual-career couples.

Non-Professorial Rank Faculty

There are no professorial rank postions available at this time.


75% FTE Research Assistant I
The Mathematical Cognition Lab at Wright State University is seeking a full-time research assistant. The successful candidate will assist with research investigating mathematics learning and mathematical reasoning. The lab currently has funding from the U.S. Department of Education (IES) to study mathematics learning by children. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in getting research experience in cognition and education!
Responsibilities will include recruiting research participants; interacting with children, parents, and teachers; data collection; data entry; data base management; monitoring of IRB compliance; managing student research assistants; and assisting with the development of mathematics instructional material.
Mandatory qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, mathematics (with an interest in mathematics education and research), or related field, intermediate skills in MS Office (including the ability to create, manipulate and formulate spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations), and good verbal and written communication skills. The candidate should also be organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, professional, and comfortable working in school settings. Preferred Qualifications include: experience working with children and prior research experience.
Working Conditions:
This position is a 75% FTE position. The successful candidate will work both on campus and off campus at area schools. He/she will need to use personal vehicle to perform job. Benefits are included. This position is contingent upon performance, research needs, and funding availability.
To Apply:
To apply for the position, submit (1) a cover letter; (2) your resume/ CV; and (3) the contact information (to include names, email addresses, and phone numbers) of three references to https://jobs.wright.edu/postings/8381. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


The department often has job opportunities for students to work as lab assistants, graders, administrative assistants, and supplemental instruction leaders. When available, student employment jobs will be posted on the Career Services website in The Wright Search. Follow the instructions in the posting to submit your application.