St. John's University, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Position Title: Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science - Full-time one-year non-tenure-track
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Jamaica, New York 11439, United States
Subject Area: Mathematics and Computer Science
Application Deadline: none (posted 2020/01/07)
Position Description:    

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Full-time one-year non-tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of St. John’s University starting September 2020.

The Institution

Established in 1870, St. John’s University has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy, Limerick, Ireland, and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

Commitment to Inclusion

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

Division/Department Information

Many of our faculty make use of our convenient location for participating in the numerous seminars in the area via public transportation, such as at NYU, Columbia University, the CUNY Graduate Center, and the Simons Foundation. You can find information about our faculty and their research interests at


The main responsibility for these positions (there are two such positions) is teaching four 3-credit courses per semester. The courses will be determined by the needs of the department. The usual needs are: Mathematics for Liberal Arts, College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Statistics (see courses MTH 1000, MTH 1250, MTH 1260, MTH 1300, MTH 1310, and MTH 1320 on page 76 in There are also some related duties, including holding office hours, participating in teaching related meetings and other activities needed for student recruitment and success.


Applicants should possess a PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, Math Education, or a closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of teaching experience in Mathematics and Computer Science. It is expected that the position will be renewable. High quality teaching is essential for renewal of the position for the subsequent years. Candidates who have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or Computer Science and, in addition, have an active research agenda in Mathematics or Computer Science will be considered for a tenure-track position when one becomes available.

Application Process

A complete application must include:

a cover letter explaining the interest of the applicant in the position in our department and in doing the work described in the “Responsibilities” above. a Curriculum Vitae. a teaching statement. three letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s teaching.

The first three items should be submitted electronically via the following link

Please have the letters of recommendation sent by e-mail or mail to:

Mikhail Ostrovskii

Professor and Chair

Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science

St. John’s University

8000 Utopia Pkwy

Queens, NY 11439


Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

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8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439
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