Description: Pratt Institute, a renowned educational institution for art, design, and architecture, is seeking an exceptional full-time tenure track Mathematics faculty member, at the rank of Assistant Professor with a distinguished background in both mathematics teaching and a strong body of public-facing work in the realms of mathematical-art, mathematical modeling, civic data analysis and data visualization. Pratt has made a commitment to sustainability as a focused aspect of our work. The ideal candidate will be an inspiring educator and an innovative creator, experienced in merging mathematical concepts with creative and sustainable art and design, expression, and practice.
Applicants must have a PhD in Mathematics, Statistics or a related field with knowledge of, and expertise in mathematical art or creative analysis and visualizations of data. The successful candidate would 1) bring historical and philosophical perspectives to the conjunctural studies of science, technology, and the social sciences; 2) help our student population to improve their mathematical and quantitative reasoning through teaching General Education and elective courses in their area of specialization; 3) demonstrate global and historical awareness. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to a) history and philosophy of mathematics, b) mathematics as social justice c) mathematical art and design d) environmental justice, f) big data and artificial intelligence, g) sustainability.
The Department of Mathematics and Science provides students with the critical skills that expand how they perceive their intellectual, artistic, and professional work. With several large-scale research projects in materials science relevant to the arts, agriculture, and the environment, the department also houses the Pratt STEAMPlant, an interdisciplinary incubator.
Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the knowledge and experience to make a better world. A top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The Institute's impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life, while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers.
Today, Pratt and its exceptional faculty pride themselves on being academically excellent as well as adaptable to both in-person and online learning. Pratt students are part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary, research- and inquiry-based education that prepares them for success in creative fields and professional practice, with the goal of contributing to a fairer, more sustainable world. With a long-held commitment to the communities of New York, Pratt partners locally through the Pratt Center for Community Development to work for a more just city. The Institute also offers a variety of programs for local pre-college and continuing education students in the Center for Art, Design, and Community Engagement K-12 and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Position Responsibilities Include:
Teach six courses per year (3 courses per semester).
Teach current General Education and elective MSCI courses, and develop, teach, and assess new mathematics or transdisciplinary courses.
Contribute to the development of mathematics courses, introducing modules that emphasize the exhibition of mathematical creations.
Participate in committee work and other service to the Department, School, and Institute.
Build interdisciplinary collaborations both inside and outside the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Develop and maintain scholarly and professional standing in the field of expertise and
pursue individual research projects (e.g., publish in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and
present at professional conferences).
Salary, Benefits, and Faculty Support
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The salary range for this position is $82,500-87,500. Pratt Institute provides a comprehensive benefits package with the flexibility to meet the varying needs of a diverse group of individual employees.
403B Retirement Program
Supplemental Retirement Account
Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents
Tuition Exchange Program
Flexible Spending Accounts - commuter, medical, dependent care
Child care Benefit
Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt
Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage
Reduced teaching load in first year (1 course release)
Sabbatical leave, as described in the Collective Bargaining Agreement
Additional Perks - free entry to select museums and cultural institutions, free use of campus recreation facilities
Ph.D. in Mathematics or a related field from an accredited institution.
Demonstrated expertise in mathematics education, complemented by a strong portfolio of public-facing math-art and/or data visualization projects.
Proven experience in interdisciplinary collaboration and a passion for merging mathematical concepts with design, artistic expression.
Track record of exhibiting mathematical artwork and projects at national and international venues.
Excellent communication skills and a commitment to fostering a culture of artistic expression and exhibition within the mathematics department.
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The mission of Pratt Institute is to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. Pratt seeks to instill in all graduates aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills, and technical expertise. With a firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, a Pratt education blends theory with creative application in preparing graduates to become leaders in their professions. Pratt enrolls a diverse group of highly talented and dedicated students, challenging them to achieve their full potential.