University of Oklahoma, Mathematics

Position ID: OU-RTF [#21255]
Position Title: Renewable Term Position in Mathematics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Norman, Oklahoma 73019, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2023/01/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/10/24, listed until 2023/04/24)
Position Description:    

University of Oklahoma
Department of Mathematics 

Renewable Term Position in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Oklahoma (OU) is seeking to strengthen its First-Year Mathematics program. OU is experiencing an exciting multi-year period of growth. We are looking for an Instructor/Lecturer in Mathematics who understands the balance of meeting the needs of incoming students while maintaining academic excellence. We encourage dynamic and innovative individuals to apply for the renewable term faculty position listed below that will begin August 2023. Note that it is possible that we may have funding to hire more than one position, in which case, there will be two candidates selected from the pool.

For the position(s), normal duties consist of teaching the equivalent of 24 credits per year and rendering service to the department and university, mostly in the form of serving in some leadership role. Some evening work is expected, which includes helping with review sessions and evening tutoring prior to coordinated examinations and proctoring during the uniform examinations.

The position is likely to have some leadership responsibilities related to course coordination or mathematics tutoring center administration. Some work writing reports, leading training sessions for new TAs and tutors, and observing new instructors is likely. Some work on scheduling tutoring shifts or assessments is likely.

The salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further information please access the Human Resources website at https://hr.ou.edu/.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-RU/VH public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. With over 30,000 students and more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges, OU serves the educational, cultural, economic and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: the main campus in Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa.

Norman, a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City, is a perennial contender in “Best Places to Live” rankings due to its outstanding schools, amenities, and low cost of living. Visit https://www.ou.edu/facultyrecruitment for more information.

Qualifications

Requirements for successful candidates include the following:

  • an earned Master’s degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education,
  • documented excellence in teaching at the post-secondary level,
  • experience teaching calculus to STEM majors and/or teaching an applied calculus course to non-STEM majors (e.g., business, life science, or social science majors),
  • experience using a course learning management system (e.g., Canvas),
  • experience in a position that required significant organization and communication.

 Other desirable qualities of candidates for the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • an earned PhD degree in Mathematics, Mathematics Education or a related field that involves extensive use of mathematics,
  • experience teaching post-secondary courses that are coordinated,
  • experience coordinating post-secondary courses,
  • experience teaching large lecture sections,
  • experience teaching co-requisite courses or courses that involve just-in-time instruction,
  • experience teaching with a graphing calculator,
  • experience tutoring in a mathematics tutoring center,
  • experience tutoring and teaching online,
  • willingness and ability to incorporate active learning and inquiry-based strategies that foster meaningful student engagement,
  • experience using a variety of digital tools and platforms related to mathematics instruction, assessment, course coordination, and scheduling (e.g., course management systems, group communication systems, graphing calculators, WeBWork, Gradescope, Zoom, When2Work),
  • experience teaching applied mathematics courses to non-STEM majors at the precalculus and calculus levels.

Application

For full consideration, applicants should send a completed AMS cover sheet, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience, a description of recent mathematics education research (if applicable), and have at least three letters of recommendation (at least two of which must address the applicant's teaching experience and proficiency; at least one of which must address the applicant’s organizational abilities and interpersonal skills). Applicants should submit these materials through MathJobs, https://www.mathjobs.org/.

Mathematics Department Contact Information:

The University of Oklahoma

Department of Mathematics

601 Elm Avenue, PHSC 423

Norman, OK 73019

Phone: 405-325-6711                                    

E-mail: mhillerby@ou.edu

Website: http://math.ou.edu/jobs/2023/

Screening of applications will begin on January 30, 2023 and will continue until the position is closed on MathJobs.

Mission of the University of Oklahoma

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

 The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement 

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving an equitable, diverse, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.


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Further Info:
math.ou.edu/jobs/2023/RTF
405-325-6711
 
Search Committee
Department of Mathematics
601 Elm, PHSC 423
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019-0315