Assistant Professor in Residence, Mathematics

Location
Storrs, CT
Posted
Mar 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Assistant Professor in Residence, Mathematics
Job ID: 2017072
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Connecticut invites applications for positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence 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 Assistant Professor in Residence.

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 open only to candidates who have received a Ph.D. in mathematics, and are suitable for candidates interested in a career at UConn with an emphasis on teaching excellence. In particular, the committee will be looking within the applications for specific evidence of outstanding teaching and experience with educational technology and interactive technological teaching tools. Applicants with an interest in mathematics education are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in mathematics, a record of outstanding teaching, and an interest in mathematics education. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with educational technologies, such as online homework systems, message boards, videos, smart boards, or classroom personal response systems ("clickers"); experience teaching large lectures; commitment to effective teaching, 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, 9-month, non-tenure track positions which may lead to long-term multi-year contracts. The teaching load for these positions are approximately six courses per year. These positions have an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. 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. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

Select "Apply Now" to be redirected to http://mathjobs.org to complete your application. Please submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, 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.) and at least three letters of reference, at least two of which address the applicant's teaching.

The review of applications will begin on November 21, 2016. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017072)

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

All employees are subject to adherence 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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