The College of New Jersey

Position ID: 1055-VAP [#13787]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor - Teacher-Scholar Faculty Fellow in Mathematics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Ewing, New Jersey 08628, United States [map]
Application Deadline: filled (posted 2019/03/28, listed until 2019/06/03)
Position Description:    

Teacher-Scholar Faculty Fellow in Mathematics

The College of New Jersey The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a non-tenure track “Teacher-Scholar Faculty Fellow” at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, starting August 2019. The position is intended for a recent Ph.D. recipient and/or post-doctoral fellow in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.

The successful candidate should be interested in pursuing an academic career at a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI) where teaching and research are both valued and integrated. The position is offered for two consecutive years (pending successful performance during year 1), and it is funded in part by a grant to TCNJ from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) through the Science Education Program.

TCNJ has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in our community and to supporting a healthy work-life balance for our faculty of teacher-scholars. TCNJ has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education on its honor roll of “Great Colleges to Work For.”

The selected Teacher-Scholar Fellow will work closely with experienced faculty mentors gaining professional development in inclusive pedagogy, course design, student mentoring, and grant proposal writing. The Fellow will have an opportunity to engage highly motivated undergraduates in intensive, individual work both inside and outside the classroom (e.g., undergraduate research, independent study), gain teaching experience, and receive mentoring toward attainment of a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. The Fellow will have an office and access to shared research space and equipment in a modern and newly renovated building that offers excellent facilities, including a new high-performance computing cluster. The position includes funding for research support, for participation in TCNJ’s summer research experience for undergraduates program during Summer 2020, and for professional travel to disciplinary/professional development conferences.

Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and mid-level courses (21 semester hours a year, which is equivalent to 6 or 7 courses). The Fellow will associate with an existing faculty member(s) who will serve as the Fellow’s mentor(s). Please visit the Department’s website for information on our faculty members and their research interests: https://mathstat.tcnj.edu/.

To Apply

To apply, candidates should submit the items listed below through mathjobs.org.

•Letter of application,

•Curriculum vita,

•Statement of teaching philosophy (no longer than three pages),

•Description of research interests and goals (no longer than three pages),

•Statement of commitment to inclusivity and diversity (no longer than three pages),

•Unofficial transcripts (all graduate and undergraduate), and

•Three current letters of recommendation, with one that specifically addresses teaching.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, but applications should be received by May 8, 2019 to receive full consideration. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

About TCNJ

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a selective public primarily undergraduate institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for our nearly 6,500 undergraduate students, 30% of whom are self-described as members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academe and STEM. Students benefit from a 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 21 students, which has led to TCNJ attaining a first-year to sophomore retention rate of 94% and a graduation rate of 86%. TCNJ has also received national recognition for the adoption and promotion of the teacher-scholar model for our faculty and deep engagement of our undergraduates in research. TCNJ was awarded the inaugural “Campus-wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishment” from the Council on Undergraduate Research in 2015. In part because of TCNJ’s intentional and comprehensive integration of research into our undergraduate curricula, institutional culture, and residential summer research experience program, an increasing number of TCNJ graduates have pursued and completed doctoral degrees over the past ten years. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools—Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ is located within an hour of New York City and Philadelphia. The College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. For more information, visit www.tcnj.edu.

To enrich education through diversity, TCNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. TCNJ has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and to achieve diversity among faculty and staff. We strongly encourage a host of diverse, intersectional populations and cultures to apply including, but not limited to, identities based on race, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, and veteran status.

TCNJ is the proud recipient of an Inclusive Excellence grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), which supports our work to provide access and foster success for all students studying science and math, especially those traditionally underserved by STEM and higher education. TCNJ has also been a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE grant, which has worked to support the careers of women faculty members in STEM disciplines.


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
 
PO Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628

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