Director of Undergraduate Research

Boulder, CO
Apr 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Description of Department/Program:

The Department of Mathematics has a broad range of research interests in Mathematics, including Algebraic and Differential Geometry, Combinatorics, Logic and Foundations, Mathematical Physics, Number Theory, Noncommutative Geometry, Operator Algebras, Probability, and Topology.

We presently have twenty-five tenured and tenure-track faculty as well as five postdoctoral fellows. The Mathematics Department has over fifty graduate students and serves well over five hundred undergraduate majors and minors.

Overview of Job Duties:

The job will comprise two parts: 50% time Director of Undergraduate Research (DUR) and 50% time as an instructor. Principal duties as DUR include: Managing the Department's summer REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program; Obtaining UROP and other funds to support undergraduate research; Scheduling summer project meetings; Working with the Chair on an annual budget for the Program; Informing undergraduate students about the REU program and helping them prepare applications; Coordinating undergraduate research experiences during the academic year; Establishing contacts for undergraduate students to perform internships in local industries; Maintaining a web presence for everything related to undergraduate research, through webpages and social media; Coordinating all other functions and opportunities related to undergraduate research. Primary responsibilities as an instructor will involve teaching two courses each academic year and coordinating small sections of large multi-section courses taught by graduate student TAs and Lecturers.

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Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Mathematics or Mathematics Education and experience teaching mathematics at the university level. Some supervisory experience (e.g., supervising TA's) is desirable.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with students in a mentoring capacity. Preference will also be given to those candidates who demonstrate enthusiasm about modern pedagogical techniques and who desire to stay abreast of curricular developments.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin on March 20, 2017; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

**The review of applications deadline has been extended to April 12, 2017. **

After successful submission of your application, you may receive an email asking to upload three email addresses for three of your references for confidential letters of recommendation.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the materials listed below to this posting at with the following naming convention "LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument", i.e., Smith_John_CV:

1. Current curriculum vitae.

2. Letter of application.

3. Contact information for three references, who may be asked to provide letters of recommendation upon invitation. 2 letters should address Teaching and 1 letter should address Research.

4. Statement of Teaching and Supervision Philosophy

5. Evidence of Teaching Excellence

6. Research Statement

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10176 - Mathematics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 11, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Donna Maes

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00732028