School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota

Position ID: UMN-MATHCEPPOSTDOC17 [#11272]
Position Title: MathCEP 18, Postdoc with Emphasis on Teaching
Position Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, United States [map]
Application Deadline: (posted 2017/11/07, listed until 2018/05/07)
Position Description:    

The University of Minnesota's School of Mathematics anticipates hiring one or more temporary Assistant Professors within its Center for Educational Programs (MathCEP). The postdoctoral position begins in Fall 2018 and emphasizes teaching, outreach and scholarship activities. The typical applicant is a new or recent PhD looking to increase their experience before applying to tenure-track jobs at liberal arts colleges or other schools which emphasize teaching. As a large research department, the School of Mathematics provides opportunities to continue a research program along with the position's teaching duties. MathCEP also provides opportunities to supervise undergraduate research projects.

MathCEP has a wide range of undergraduate and outreach programs. See for more information. Depending on experience and interest, duties include each of the following:

  • Excellent teaching in (a) a program involving mathematically talented high school students in honors-level calculus courses at the University (UMTYMP) and (b) regular mathematics department courses;
  • Supervising undergraduate research during the summer and/or academic year;
  • Serving as a managing editor of the Minnesota Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics;
  • Development and supervision of academic year enrichment programs, summer programs;
  • Educational professional/scholarship activities (i.e. teacher professional development programs and materials, and/or relevant statistical/descriptive studies and publications).

The majority of the teaching load will be within UMTYMP courses. A specific balance between UMTYMP and mathematics department courses can be negotiated on a per-candidate basis at the time of a job offer.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in mathematics by September 1, 2018, and teaching experience at the undergraduate level are required. Preference will be given to applicants within 3 years of their Ph.D. degree whose background and experience are compatible with the objectives described above. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in interacting with K-12 mathematics teachers and students, but prior experience is not required. This position will initially be a two-year appointment contingent on funding, with the possibility of an additional one-year appointment based on satisfactory performance and funding. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017, applications received by December 15, 2017 will receive full consideration. All applications should be submitted through MathJobs. A complete application includes:

  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Separate statements describing your teaching philosophy and research.
  • Three letters of reference, at least two of which directly address your teaching.
  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position, your relevant experience, and your availability at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in January 2016.

In addition to your MathJobs application, applicants are required to register with the University of Minnesota's application system at At this site you should enter the job id number 320825 in the "Keywords" and click "Search." Click on the job listing, scroll down, and then choose "Apply." Enter your name and optional demographic information; it is not necessary to fill out your complete contact information or to submit your other application materials to this site.

Inquiries about the position can be directed to Jonathan Rogness, Director of MathCEP, at Hard copies of letters of recommendation may also be mailed to MathCEP, 4 Vincent Hall, 206 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Any offer of employment will be contingent on a successful criminal background check. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
School of Mathematics
127 Vincent Hall
206 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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