University of California, Santa Cruz, Mathematics Department

Position ID: UCSC-LPSOE [#11337, #JPF00504-18]
Position Title: Teaching Professor
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Santa Cruz, California 95064, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Starting Date: 2018/07/01
Application Deadline: 2018/06/30 finished (2017/11/15, finished 2018/10/01)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics ( at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a Teaching Professor.

Duties will consist of a combination of service and teaching “equivalent” to an eight course instructional workload, for example, fulfilled by teaching six 10-week courses (typically a 2-2-2 load in the quarter system) and performing a level of service equivalent to two courses per year. The primary focus of this position is the teaching of large enrollment, lower division courses, especially developmental and preparatory mathematics courses that enable students to study science, engineering, and mathematics. However, the successful candidate may be asked to teach courses throughout the undergraduate mathematics program.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake a leadership role working with the faculty in areas of mathematical education. These may include, but are not limited to: training and mentoring teaching assistants; applying for grants, undertaking transformative teaching projects, developing outreach programs; organizing a broad range of undergraduate extracurricular activities; monitoring and providing support for Mathematics Placement; and representing the Mathematics Department on campus and system-wide. The successful candidate should be a skilled teacher who is familiar with best practices for improving learning outcomes, has innovative ideas for instructional improvement and has worked on curriculum development. The department is particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated commitment to enabling students from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in mathematics, engineering, and science.

UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, professional activity, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

RANK: Assistant Teaching Professor

The Assistant Teaching Professor rank is a full-time position with the rights and responsibilities of membership in the Academic Senate. It has the payroll title Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment. An LPSOE is eligible for promotion to “Security of Employment” which is analogous to tenure. Teaching, professional achievement, and University and public service constitute the criteria for advancement. Appointees to this title must have a record of intellectual leadership in mathematics instruction as documented by materials demonstrating that the candidate has made recognized contributions to the teaching and learning of mathematics.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month) basis

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Mathematics or related field expected to be completed by June 30, 2018. Demonstrated record of teaching college level Mathematics as primary instructor.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated record of teaching college level Mathematics as primary instructor of large enrollment lower division courses. Record of instructional innovation and/or curriculum development. Record of leadership in Mathematics undergraduate education. A record of obtaining grants to support STEM education, and/or implementing such programs.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2018, with fall quarter beginning September 2018. Degree requirements must be completed by June 30, 2018 for employment beyond that date.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application; curriculum vitae; teaching statement; service statement; list of all courses taught, including enrollments; confidential letters* of recommendation (at least two addressing the candidate’s teaching ability — a minimum of three required and a maximum of nine will be accepted); and a summary of teaching evaluations. Applicants must also submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through teaching, professional activity, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position # JPF00504-18 in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2018.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here ( or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300. UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.



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