Instructor of Mathematics

Job description

The Department of Mathematics at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track Instructor position.

Posting Date: August 28, 2018

Review Date: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information:  The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit:  or

Date of Appointment: August 2019

Description of Responsibilities:  Instructor of Mathematics - Supervisor of Calculus Gateway Courses will teach courses in the before-calculus sequence; oversee and coordinate multiple sections of these courses, ensuring curricular consistency; and engage with the faculty to implement best practices in teaching and learning. Furthermore, the Instructor will be charged with assessing the success of students in the calculus pipeline, reporting on this assessment to the department and college, and developing new solutions to ongoing challenges. Additional expectations of tenure-track faculty include holding office hours, advising students, and participating in committee work appropriate to experience. Active participation in the life of the department and the college is expected, may participate via work in professional organizations, publications, teaching in or supervising summer programs, and grant work. The standard teaching load is 12 hours a week.

In addition, the Instructor of Mathematics - Supervisor of Calculus Gateway Courses will demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and leadership, a commitment to undergraduate education, and the communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues both within and external to the Mathematics department.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, or Mathematics Education or a related field (with significant graduate coursework in Mathematics) by the time of appointment
  • Teaching experience at the college-level as a full-time or part-time instructor, or as a graduate teaching assistant
  • A commitment to working with students of diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the scope and sequence of calculus pipeline courses and the associated obstacles to student success
  • Experience assessing factors affecting student success





To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, CV/resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Scott Preston, Search Committee Chair

315 312 3030

[email protected]

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.

Description of Department:  We are a collegial department of 22 full-time faculty, offering a BA in Mathematics and BS in Applied Mathematics; a joint program BS in Applied Mathematical Economics; minors in Applied Statistics and in Mathematics; concentrations for future elementary and secondary teachers; and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree jointly hosted by the School of Education. Work has begun on a major in Statistics. About 18 majors graduate each year, in addition to graduates in secondary mathematics education: each graduate completes a capstone experience. We are dedicated to engaging teaching and to high standards in all of our courses. Faculty are expected to work closely with students and to stay active in the profession.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing [email protected].  

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