Cleveland State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

253 17541Program ID: Cleveland-POP [#17541]
Program Title: Assistant Professor of Practice of Mathematics and Director of OpSTEM Program
Program Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Program Location: Cleveland, Ohio 44115, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2021/05/03 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/04/05, finished 2021/08/04, listed until 2021/10/05)
Program Description:    

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Position Description: The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Cleveland State University has an opening for an Assistant Professor of Practice of Mathematics and Director of the OpSTEM program. The starting date of the appointment is August 16, 2021. The successful applicant is expected to be the Director of OpSTEM and coordinator of calculus. OpSTEM is a student support program whose aim is to increase the number of students successfully completing (pre-)calculus sequences on the path to their STEM degree, as well as to close the achievement gap for first generation and underrepresented students majoring in STEM. OpSTEM provides mandatory supplemental learning sessions in (pre-)calculus sections led by peers teachers. In addition, it offers a two-week intensive Summer Institute to review (pre-)calculus skills, build a community of peers, and provide academic success strategies to OpSTEM Scholars prior to the start of the Fall semester.

The successful applicant will also be expected to teach a mix of pre-calculus and calculus courses, provide guidance to STEM peer teachers, and be a liaison with faculty from other institutions in Ohio as PI on the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) grant. The University, College of Sciences and Health Professions, and Department seek to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. This is a renewable, non-tenure-track position.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in a mathematical science (such as mathematics, statistics, math education, or a related field) and at least ten years of experience teaching mathematics OR Ph.D. in a mathematical science and at least five years of experience teaching mathematics.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in a mathematical science;
• extensive experience teaching college-level mathematics including calculus;
• experience directing/coordinating a student success program involving the training of students to take leadership roles in peer-to-peer instructional activities;
• evidence of leadership in an academic environment, such as coordination of multi-sectioned courses, designing course components, and making common exams and syllabi;
• a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring students, and enhancing student engagement and success;
• demonstrated professional development such as participating in workshops on teaching mathematics;
• demonstrated service contributions in an academic environment;
• evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills;
•  the ability to contribute through teaching, and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.

Application Requirements:

• cover letter;
• curriculum vitae;
• unofficial graduate transcripts; Note: the successful candidate is required to submit an official transcript before hire;
• statement on teaching;
• A statement on diversity. Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s diverse community or, for applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, noting how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university. Upload under “Diversity Statement.”;
• Contact details of three references, who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. At least one reference should address teaching effectiveness.

Submit materials electronically at Review of complete applications will begin on May 3, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled with full consideration given to applications that are received by May 2, 2021.

Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications. There will be a 9-month contract plus a non-instructional summer contract to cover all of the summer responsibilities for OpSTEM and LSAMP.

Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

For more information about the Department, visit the following web sites:

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Cleveland State University Operation STEM (OpSTEM)

Cleveland State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

In case of questions about the position, please contact the chair of the Department, Professor Ivan Soprunov, by e-mail at with “Director of OpSTEM position” in the subject line.

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland OH 44115-2214
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