Faculty - Mathematics - Leonardtown Campus

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Position Summary

Located 45 minutes from the Nation’s Capital, nestled in a history rich community of southern Maryland, The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is a two time Aspen Award winning institution (top 15% of Community Colleges) with academic programs in over 100 degree programs. CSM is among America’s top 100 producers of Minority Associate Degrees in twenty categories, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education. CSM offers excellent benefits (90% paid by the college); State Retirement Pension plan; wellness programs; Code Green Fridays; early closure Fridays in the summer; college closure for spring break and several major holidays. We are an innovative institution committed to student success and well known for our flexibility to meet student and community needs.

We have highly skilled and creative faculty who incorporate the latest teaching approaches and technology into their instructional delivery. Our faculty work closely with students inside and outside of the classroom to help them maximize their success. Faculty serve as advisors to student clubs such as the AMATYC Student Mathematics League, Student Research League, Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and Robotics clubs. Our faculty have presented at AMATYC, NCTM, and MCTM conferences. Our faculty also are engaged in ongoing grant-funded projects, partnering with the Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation, NavAir, and other community partners. Our faculty teach a range of face-to-face, online, hybrid and/or blended and hy-flex classes using Open Educational Resources (OERs), and Direct Digital Access software. Using both a synchronous and asynchronous modes of instructional delivery, our faculty focus on student engagement and success through critical thinking, analytical and hands-on approaches. CSM faculty are expected to be knowledgeable of learning management systems in addition to face-to-face and innovative technology based instructional delivery approaches. As such, we are seeking an innovative educator to join our math faculty. Math faculty are able to teach all courses offered at the 100 and 200 undergraduate level, including developmental mathematics, Quantitative Reasoning, Statistics, College Algebra, the Calculus sequence, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations.

The College of Southern Maryland is an ardent supporter of professional development and offers a healthy professional development program for an investment in its faculty.


Math faculty teach a wide range of freshman and sophomore level undergraduate classes. The successful faculty member will teach 30 credit hours over the course the academic year of at least four seven-week terms, and these classes may be day, evening or weekend classes. Flexibility is required to work in this position as teaching assignments may vary from term to term. There may be an opportunity to teach classes in the summer also. Faculty may be assigned to teach on the Leonardtown campus or any campus or center where CSM offers classes. The faculty member hired in this position is responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities to promote student-centered learning and success. At a minimum, the related activities include instruction, holding office hours, serving on various committees, and demonstrating a commitment to professional development thorough participating in local, state, regional, and national professional activities and organizations.

Additional Information:

Your cover letter, resume, and transcripts are required as part of the application process. Please attach those documents to your application. Applications without these documents will not be considered.

When applying for this position, please be prepared to answer the following statements during the application submission process:

Please describe your activities that demonstrate a commitment to student success for a diverse population. Please submit a statement of your teaching philosophy.
Placement in rank is commensurate with background and experience. Professional development and professional service requirements are determined by rank and documented annually on the faculty development plan. For more information on placement in rank please visit the Pay and Benefits Questions page at: https://www.csmd.edu/employment/frequently-asked-questions/

College of Southern Maryland conducts background checks in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the College's staff and students. The final candidate for this position will be subject to the following background checks: Criminal History Check and Sex Offender Registry Check. This position is open until filled. For best consideration, apply by 11:59 pm, EST on Friday, March 19, 2021. The College of Southern Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities


to engage students in the course through innovative assignments and creative approaches to learning, following the discipline approved syllabusto keep students informed and updated concerning course content, requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;to keep students engaged and informed about their progress throughout the course by providing timely feedback students can use to improve their performance including the prompt grading of papers and other coursework;to maintain accurate and complete scholastic records, including attendance records;to submit academic reports and other documentation in a timely manner and when appropriate;to file an appropriate course syllabus for each course taught with the department chair;to conduct class evaluations and complete other college evaluations in accordance with college policy;to ensure that assigned classes are held as scheduled;to make suggestions to the Department Chair, Associate Dean, Dean, or Vice President of Academic Affairs concerning the improvement of the curriculum in keeping with the objectives of the college;to participate in program and curriculum review and development of student learning outcomes assessment initiatives;to make use of available college online resources (home page, office hour posting, syllabi posting, grade book, E-mail, etc.);to ensure that each course section is web-enhanced;to plan each unit or lesson, both as to content and method, to make each class meaningful;to study and utilize students' learning styles in each class in order to facilitate the best teaching and learning environment;to incorporate instructional technologies in instructional delivery as appropriate;to maximize the learning opportunities for each student;to keep informed of current trends and new approaches to instruction via professional development activities;to demonstrate a genuine concern for each student through personal conferences and the full use of faculty office hours;to post and maintain office hours for student consultations;to strive for the qualities delineated in the criteria for faculty evaluation used by the college;to submit required reports in a timely fashion to the appropriate college personnel;to attend all faculty meetings, college assemblies, professional development and orientation activities, and other meetings as called by the President, Vice President, Dean, Associate Dean, or Department Chair;to become thoroughly familiar with all college policies and procedures and comply with all college policies and procedures;to become familiar with the Faculty Handbook;to serve on and provide information to college committees as needed;to be actively involved in the co-curricular activities of the college; andto convey college-related information to students in a timely manner as requested by college officials.to coordinate, plan, organize, and instruct courses in the day, evening, or on weekends on the College of Southern Maryland campus or center to which assigned;to keep active at a high level of expertise in the subjects taught and stimulate enthusiasm for those subjects;to ensure that each program/class contains essential curricular components, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and maintains currency;to recommend textbooks and other instructional materials including classroom and laboratory equipment to Department Chair or designee;to assist in the college's library collection development by reviewing, evaluating and selecting, , library resources in Math or math related disciplines;
Minimum Education and TrainingMaster’s degree in Mathematics or closely related field, with at least 18 graduate level credits in Mathematics. PhD in Mathematics, or closely related field, preferred. Two years of full-time teaching experience or four years teaching as adjunct faculty member, preferably at the community college level.Experience teaching in a variety of modalities, including online instruction.Experience working with students at various levels of preparation in mathematics.Experience working with diverse student populations.Experience using a learning management system.
Minimum Qualifications and Standards Required
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to understand and use a learning management system and other appropriate education technology




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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/19/2021
    Application Due: 5/20/2021
    Work Type: Full Time