Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Location
Storrs, CT
Posted
Jan 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Job ID: 2017071
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Posting

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Connecticut invites applications for positions at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2017. The number of positions is subject to budgetary constraints.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Department of Mathematics at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

The Mathematics Department has active programs in various areas of mathematical research including mathematics education. The education group works on issues across the K–20 spectrum, with particular emphasis on mathematics content, and on applications of mathematics education research to instruction in the department. This group works closely with the Center for Research in Mathematics Education, based in the Neag School of Education. Successful candidates who are interested in mathematics education will have an opportunity to work on writing and implementing grants within these units. These positions are particularly suitable for candidates preparing for a career as faculty at institutions with an emphasis on teaching excellence or mathematics education. In particular, the committee will be looking within the applications for specific evidence of outstanding teaching and experience with educational technology. Applicants with an interest in mathematics education are strongly encouraged to apply.

At UConn, successful candidates are expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding (in disciplines where applicable), high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, performances and exhibits (in disciplines where applicable), national recognition as through honorific awards. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in mathematics or a closely related area within the last four years (granted by August 2017), a record of outstanding teaching, an interest in mathematics education, and a deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience with educational technologies, such as online homework systems, message boards, videos, smart boards, interactive technological teaching tools, or classroom personal response systems ("clickers"); experience teaching large lectures; and the ability to contribute through research and research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

Appointment Terms

These are full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track positions at the Storrs campus, which may be renewed annually for a maximum of three years. The successful candidate's academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn's regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The teaching load for these positions is 7 courses a year, approximately 21 credits annually. This load can be reduced through activities such as teaching large classes or coordinating multiple sections of a course.

To Apply

Select "Apply Now" to be redirected to http://mathjobs.org to complete your application. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.), a research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.), a commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.). Please include letters of reference, at least two of which address the applicant's teaching.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately, and it is preferred they are submitted by November 21, 2016. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search 2017071)

Questions or requests for further information should be sent to vaphiring@math.uconn.edu.

All employees are required to adhere to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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