Instructor - Mathematics - #202891

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Instructor - Mathematics - #202891


Mathematics & Computer Science

Position Summary:

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Western Carolina University is seeking applications for a 9-month fixed-term position in Mathematics at the rank of Instructor to begin in August 2021. Applications received by April 16, 2021 will receive full consideration, and screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The position requires a Master’s degree, including 18 semester hours of graduate coursework in mathematics, from an appropriately accredited institution. Evidence of excellent teaching and versatility in teaching lower division mathematics courses is preferred.

Duties include teaching 12 credit hours each semester in mathematics and/or statistics at the undergraduate level as well as departmental or institutional service. Delivery of these courses may be face-to-face, hybrid, or online, depending on the situation regarding the COVID-19 virus.

Western Carolina University is a 12,000-student campus in the University of North Carolina system that offers over 120 areas of study for undergraduates and more than 50 graduate-level programs. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits WCU to award baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Western Carolina University is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, the stewardship of place, integrated learning, and engagement in our classrooms and in our communities. The campus is located in the picturesque Cullowhee valley between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina, and 150 miles northeast of Atlanta.

Carnegie statement:

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching and service.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree, including 18 semester hours of graduate coursework in mathematics, from an appropriately accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of excellent teaching and versatility in teaching lower division mathematics courses is preferred.

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Time-Limited Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to give careful consideration to all applicants, please follow the guidelines below carefully. NO HARD COPY NOR EMAIL APPLICATION MATERIALS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Applications must be submitted online.

Required Materials (to be uploaded):

1. A cover letter which specifically addresses the candidate’s interest in, and fit with, the position.

2. A curriculum vitae.

3. Graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the screening stage).

4. A statement of teaching experience and philosophy

5. A listing of at least three (3) professional references. Please include complete contact information.

Inquiries may be addressed to the Mathematics Search Chair, [email protected]

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Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 3/27/2021
Application Due: 5/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time