University of Minnesota, School of Mathematics

Position ID: UMN-MATHCEPPOSTDOC21 [#17276]
Position Title: MathCEP 21, Postdoc with Emphasis on Teaching
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, United States [map]
Application Deadline: (posted 2021/02/04, listed until 2021/08/04)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Pending approval, the University of Minnesota's School of Mathematics anticipates hiring one or more temporary Assistant Professors within its Center for Educational Programs (MathCEP). The postdoctoral position begins in Fall 2021 and emphasizes teaching, outreach and scholarship activities. The typical applicant is a new or recent PhD looking to increase their experience before applying to tenure-track jobs at schools which emphasize teaching, or teaching-focused jobs within large departments.

MathCEP has a wide range of undergraduate and outreach programs. See for more information. Depending on experience and interest, duties include each of the following:

  • Excellent teaching in (a) a program involving mathematically talented high school students in honors-level calculus courses at the University (UMTYMP) and (b) regular mathematics department courses;
  • Supervising undergraduate research during the summer and/or academic year;
  • Development and supervision of academic year enrichment programs and summer programs; Educational scholarship.

The majority of the teaching load will be within UMTYMP courses. As a large research department, the School of Mathematics also provides opportunities to continue a research program along with the position's teaching duties.

MathCEP and the School of Mathematics value diversity and inclusion in their programs, and applicants will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to equity throughout the interview process.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in mathematics by September 1, 2021, and teaching experience at the undergraduate level are required. Preference will be given to applicants within 3 years of their Ph.D. degree whose background and experience are compatible with the objectives described above. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in interacting with K-12 mathematics teachers and students, but prior experience is not required. This position will initially be a two-year appointment contingent on funding, with the possibility of an additional one-year appointment based on satisfactory performance and funding. Applications submitted by February 15, 2021 will receive full consideration, assuming the position is approved. All applications should be submitted through MathJobs. A complete application includes:

  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Teaching statement
  • Research statement
  • Three letters of reference, at least two of which directly address your teaching.
  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position and your relevant experience.

Inquiries about the position can be directed to Jonathan Rogness, MathCEP Director of Educational Programs, at

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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