Utah State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 553-LECTURER [#17459]
Position Title: Lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics, Utah State University, Tooele Campus
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Tooele, Utah 84074, United States [map]
Application Deadline: (posted 2021/03/15, listed until 2021/09/10)
Position Description:    

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Utah State University invites applications for the position of Lecturer at the Tooele campus of Utah State University (USU) with an estimated start date of August 1, 2021. The position is an academic year (nine-month), non-tenure track appointment with the possibility of summer teaching for additional compensation. Outstanding performance can lead to promotion to Senior Lecturer and subsequently to Principal Lecturer. 

Major responsibilities include teaching online and broadcast courses in lower division and developmental mathematics and statistics, modeling high-quality undergraduate mathematics and statistics pedagogical strategies, and innovative undergraduate teaching. This position has no research responsibilities. Because most courses include distance delivery, experience in broadcast or on-line teaching is desirable. Additional responsibilities include effective participation in the operation and shared governance of the Department, the Tooele campus, and the University, including academic organizations related to mathematical/statistical education, and professional development opportunities. 

Minimum Qualifications 
• Master’s Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematics/Statistics Education, or a closely related discipline, or equivalent professional experience 
• At least 18 credit hours of graduate-level mathematics or statistics content 
• A record of effective Mathematics/Statistics teaching at university level 

Preferred Qualifications 
• Experience teaching mathematics and/or statistics at the K-12 level 
• Experience teaching college-level statistics courses 
• Scholarship in Mathematics/Statistics education 
• Experience in broadcast or on-line teaching 
• Doctoral degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematics/Statistics Education or related fields 

Applicants must apply electronically using USU’s online system https://careers-usu.icims.com/ ;

Required Documents (additional instructions appear below) 
1. Cover letter 
2. Curriculum vitae (CV) to be uploaded to the candidate profile under “Resume” 
3. Transcripts (showing graduate coursework in mathematics or statistics content) 
4. A statement of teaching philosophy which briefly summarizes evidence of teaching excellence 
5. Three recommendation letters (see specific submission information below) 
6. Names and contact information (including email addresses) for the three references must be provided in the candidate profile 

Review of applications begins May 1, 2021, with the position open until filled. For more information, please contact: 
Shane Brewer, Associate Professor 
Search Committee Chair 
Department of Mathematics & Statistics 
Email: shane.brewer@usu.edu 

Document Submission Information 
Please upload the cover letter and teaching statement into the candidate profile under “Other documents.” Each file should follow the naming convention:

USUTC_Math_[applicant last name]_[3 letters of applicant first name]_file type

(for example, the cover letter for an applicant named John Smith should be named “USUTC_Math_Smith_Joh_CoverLetter”). Document size may not exceed 10 MB. 

For letters of recommendation, applicants must request references to submit confidential letters directly to a Box folder hosted by USU. Applicants must provide letter writers with the link: https://bit.ly/2Ou0x0v . Reference letters should be labeled following the naming convention: 

 USUTC_Math_[applicant last name]_[3 letters of first name]_[reference last name] 

 (for example, a letter for John Smith from a reference named Dr. Jones should be named “USUTC_Math_Smith_Joh_ Jones”). 

College/Department Highlights 
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is committed to delivering advanced quantitative and analytic skills for professionals in education, industry and research through classroom instruction as well as practical and research experiences. The department is one of the largest departments at USU, with over 45 faculty, 60 Master’s and PhD students, and 300 undergraduate majors. 

Utah State University – Tooele Campus 
Tooele is a community of about 32,000 located in the Tooele Valley nestled in the Oquirrh mountains of Utah. This mountain range has several beautiful canyons consisting of aspens and conifers and is home to a thriving wildlife population. The Tooele community boasts a variety of recreational opportunities, such as motor racing, golfing, and local museums. This scenic gateway to a wide variety of recreational opportunities also offers extensive fishing, biking, and hiking opportunities within a few miles of campus. Salt Lake City (the capital of Utah) is just 30 miles northeast of Tooele, providing close proximity to entertainment, arts, music, and highly-rated restaurants. Park City is about 60 miles northeast of Tooele, providing nationally renowned skiing and entertainment, such as the Sundance Film Festival. Housing costs are moderate. Tooele boasts a large regional hospital and excellent medical and dental care services. 

Utah State University Highlights 
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good. 

USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at https://equity.usu.edu/. USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Utah State University
3900 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3900

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