University of Oklahoma, Mathematics

Position ID: OU-RTF [#11049]
Position Title: Renewable Term Faculty
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Norman, Oklahoma 73019, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics Education
Application Deadline: finished (2017/10/13, finished 2018/04/23, listed until 2018/04/13)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

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 that is in part fueled by its noteworthy retention of incoming students. We are looking for candidates who understand the balance of meeting the needs of incoming students while maintaining academic excellence. We encourage dynamic and innovative individuals to apply for one of two full-time, renewable term faculty positions beginning August 2018.

For both positions, normal duties consist of teaching the equivalent of 9-12 credits per semester and rendering service to the department, university, and profession. Some evening work may be expected.

One of the positions would require helping with tutoring and administrative duties in the Mathematics Tutoring Center and overseeing the quantitative literacy course that is offered to students whose majors do not require additional mathematics. The other position would involve coordinating one of the multi-section, 1000-level mathematics courses.


Requirements for the successful candidate include:

  • an earned Master’s degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education
  • a record of exemplary teaching either:
  • post-secondary mathematics courses at the 1000-level (courses ranging from College Algebra to Calculus but also credit-bearing courses aimed at first-year students not pursuing STEM fields) or
  •  secondary mathematics courses at or above the level of College Algebra

Other desirable qualities of candidates include, but are not limited to:

  • ·an understanding of (and experience in implementing) active learning activities in the classroom
  • a willingness and ability to coordinate multi-section courses
  • documented excellence in teaching large lecture sections
  •  tutoring and/or administrative experience in a mathematics help center or mathematics tutoring center
  • innovative use of digital resources in instruction and assessment
  • an active research agenda related to research in undergraduate mathematics education in general and first-year mathematics in particular
  • a track record of mathematics education conference presentations
  • experience using course learning management platforms


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.


For full consideration, applicants should send a completed AMS cover sheet, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, 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.

The University of Oklahoma
601 Elm, PHSC 423
Norman, OK 73019-0315

Phone: 405-325-6711
FAX: 405-325-7484

Screening of applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is closed on MathJobs.

Additional information

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.

In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit for more information.

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, and educational services.



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:
Search Committee
Department of Mathematics
601 Elm, PHSC 423
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019-0315

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