University of Southern Maine

Position ID: 2350-LECT [#14733]
Position Title: Lecturer in Mathematics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Portland, Maine 04104, United States
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics or Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2019/11/19help popup (posted 2019/10/04, listed until 2019/11/19)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Southern Maine (USM) invites applications for a Lecturer position in mathematics or applied mathematics to begin September 2020. This is not a tenure track position but is renewable upon satisfactory performance and mutual agreement. The University of Southern Maine is a member of the University of Maine System with campuses in Gorham, Lewiston-Auburn, and Portland, Maine. 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a BA in Mathematics and an MS in Statistics degrees in programs designed to emphasize student exploration of these disciplines in the context of a broad background of their foundations. Among the three concentrations we offer as part of our BA major program, pure mathematics, applied mathematics/operations research, and statistics, the department offers a secondary education track for teacher certification and the 4+1 accelerated statistics program culminating in a master’s degree. 

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the promise of continued growth as a mathematician by contributing toward the department’s objectives for teaching and mentorship. Candidates should exhibit a desire to seek excellence in their teaching along with a commitment to fostering a welcoming learning community and environment for promoting student achievement. We seek candidates interested in mentoring and teaching our undergraduate students who are diverse in many dimensions, including first-generation college students, ethnic and racial minorities, low-income students, women, and LGBTQ students. 

Portland is Maine’s most populous city and the economic and cultural center of the state with a variety of musical, culinary, and artistic venues. As a coastal New England city in the proximity of a two hour drive to interior lakes and mountains and, otherwise, to the Boston urban center, Portland offers the accessibility of a low crime-rate city with the opportunities for both natural and cultural exploration. Gorham is 10 miles from downtown Portland in the midst of scenic countryside. Lewiston-Auburn is located 30 minutes north of Portland and midway between the coast and the western mountains. 

We live our USM Service Promise: Student Focused Every Day and we are searching for a faculty member who understands that promise and supports our values: Response & Care, Integrity, and Equity. 

We are the University of Everyone – committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants who are multilingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

Required Qualifications Candidates must have a doctoral degree in mathematics or applied mathematics. Candidates must have prior experience in teaching college-level mathematics. 

Preferred Qualifications Prior experience in the implementing of teaching strategies that complement myriad student learning styles in the in-person and online forums is preferred. 

Responsibilities The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of mathematics courses (12 credit hours per semester), including some in the area of the candidate’s area of expertise and to participate in service to the department, college, and university, including curriculum development and assessment, professional development. 

Other Information The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes paid time off (holidays, vacation, and sick), health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, a tuition waiver program for employees and dependents, a 403(b) retirement plan, among other benefits. 

Please see for more information on the faculty benefits packages offered and for general employment information. 

How to Apply 

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You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter addressing your interest in USM, resume/curriculum vitae, a list of the names and contact information for three references, at least one of whom should address the candidate’s teaching performance, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement addressing how their professional principles complement our institutional commitment to fostering an inclusive learning environment in a diverse community of scholars. 

All materials must be submitted by November 19, 2019. 

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate. 

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

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