Appalachian State University, Mathematical Sciences

Position ID: 2152-TACOORD [#15012]
Position Title: Graduate Teaching Assistant Coordinator
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Boone, North Carolina 28608, United States
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2020/01/15help popup finished (2019/10/25, finished 2020/02/03, listed until 2020/04/25)
Position Description:    

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Graduate Teaching Assistant Coordinator and Lecturer of Mathematics


The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Appalachian State University invites applications for one position at the rank of lecturer or senior lecturer beginning August, 2020.  The initial contract will be for 3 years, which can be renewed.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.


Job Responsibilities


In addition to teaching classes, the primary responsibilities of this position are to assist with Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) assignments, and mentor graduate teaching assistants to prepare them to critically reflect on their performance as teachers and to become more comfortable and proficient in leading the class.


Specific duties include:

·      Assisting the graduate program director in determining teaching assignments and recruiting and guiding mentors

·      Leading orientation sessions for GTAs prior to the beginning of each semester

·      Leading large sections of college algebra, business mathematics, or precalculus with the assistance of new GTAs

·      Provide professional development of GTAs in lesson plan creation, assessment, classroom strategies, incorporation of technology, and other appropriate topics 

·      Organizing apprenticeships for GTAs

·      Leading the graduate pedagogy seminar




The minimum qualifications include:

·      A Master’s degree in a discipline within the Mathematical Sciences with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework in mathematics

·      Five years of quality teaching experience at the college level

·      Demonstrated commitment to mentoring graduate teaching assistants

·      Excellent communication skills


The Department and University


The Department of Mathematical Sciences consists of 29 tenured or tenure-track faculty, as well as more than 20 full- and part-time non-tenure track faculty.  The department offers undergraduate degrees in actuarial science and mathematics with concentrations in business, computation, life sciences, physical sciences, secondary education, and statistics.  The department also offers a master’s degree with concentrations in college teaching and secondary education.  The department currently has about 250 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate students.  Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all.  The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference.  As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio, and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.  Additional information about the Department of Mathematical Sciences, the university, and the surrounding area is located at:


The Application Process


A complete application must include:


·      A letter of application addressing readiness for the duties of the position

·      A current vita

·      A statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy

·      Graduate transcripts from all graduate institutions attended

·      Names and contact information for three references (references will be contacted only after arriving at a short list of candidates)


For full details on the application process, please visit


Questions may be addressed to 

Dr. Gregory Rhoads (

Chair of the GTA Coordinator Search Committee

Department of Mathematical Sciences


The initial review of complete applications will begin January 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.  We expect to conduct interviews in February with a final decision expected in March, 2020.


Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran 

status, genetic information, or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities may request 

accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or


Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment of the applicant will be required before the hiring process 

can be finalized.


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Contact: Gregory Rhoads, 828-262-2741
Postal Mail:
ASU Box 32092
121 Bodenheimer Drive
Boone, NC 28608
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