University of California, Merced, School of Natural Sciences

Position ID: 2097-AP [#15110, 1653642]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Teaching Professor in Applied Mathematics
Position Location: Merced, California 95343, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2020/03/31help popup (posted 2019/11/04, listed until 2020/05/04)
Position Description:    

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Tenure-Track Assistant Teaching Professor in Applied Mathematics

The School of Natural Sciences at University of California, Merced ( invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor in Applied Mathematics ( starting July 1, 2019. An Assistant Teaching Professor is a tenure-track faculty position with emphasis on undergraduate education. Successful candidate is expected to be actively engaged in the applied mathematics academic program as well as work with the teacher preparation focused CalTeach program (

We are seeking an outstanding educator with expertise in mathematics and mathematics education. The responsibilities of this position involve:
  • Teaching applied mathematics courses, with emphasis on lower-division ones;
  • Teaching courses in mathematics education and pedagogy for the CalTeach program;
  • Engaging in curriculum and program development, pedagogical innovation, and other scholarly activities;
  • Training teaching assistants;
  • Participating in education-related committees, outreach, and engaging in efforts to secure extramural funding for program development.

    Candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching, experience with mentoring teaching assistants and/or other teacher-training programs, and strong writing and interpersonal communication skills will receive favorable considerations.

    Qualifications: Qualified candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Education or a related field, and have had at least one semester of teaching experience at the college or university level.

    Candidates are requested to submit 3 letters of recommendation addressing candidate's qualifications with particular emphasis on teaching abilities and experience.

    Applications must be submitted via this website, and must include 1) a cover letter stating area of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research, 4) statement of teaching; 5) contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion statement*; and 6) three letters of reference submitted online.

    After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Only complete applications will be considered.

    *The contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced's mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. For an example of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement, please visit

    The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

    The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

    Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

    Deadline: Position will be opened until filled. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2019 with a final closing date of March 31, 2020.

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