Virginia Commonwealth University, Mathematics

Position ID: VCU-DIM [#18594]
Position Title: Director of Introductory Mathematics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Richmond, Virginia 23284, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2021/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/10/12, listed until 2021/12/02)
Position Description:    

Director of Introductory Mathematics

Position: The Director of Introductory Mathematics is a twelve-month, non-tenure-track, 4-year term faculty position in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics beginning July 1, 2022. After the completion of the 4-year term, the faculty member will have the opportunity to renew in the position or transition to a 9-month, non-tenure-track faculty position.

Position Responsibilities: Responsibilities include overseeing the coordination of 100 level courses (Intro to Contemporary Math, College Algebra, Precalculus) and Calculus I; overseeing and organizing the recruiting, training and scheduling of undergraduate teaching assistants; and math help center student workers; assisting the Associate Chair in course teaching assignments for faculty and graduate teaching assistants; and serving as an intermediary between the department and other VCU academic units and committees not limited to but including the General Education Curriculum Committee and University Academic Advising. Additional administrative duties include mentoring and coordinating all summer introductory level courses; overseeing the planning and implementing professional development for all introductory level course instructors; and supporting the goals of the department as needed. The standard teaching load of non-tenure-track faculty is four courses per semester. The Director of Introductory Mathematics will have a reduced teaching load of two mathematics courses per semester.

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in Mathematical Sciences or related field. Significant experience in Mathematics Education such as graduate level credit hours, curriculum development, professional development, pedagogical training, etc. Experience teaching and coordinating introductory level mathematics courses with large enrollment. A successful candidate must have demonstrated the ability and appreciation of working with diverse faculty, staff, and students, and the commitment to fostering diversity as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications: Graduate degree in Mathematics Education

The Department: The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics contains 27 tenure-track and 20 non-tenure-track faculty, teaching over 30,000 student credit hours per year. The Department is a member of the Association for Women in Mathematics and a Silver member of the Math Alliance. The mission and vision statements of the Department can be found at https://math.vcu.edu/about/mission-statement and https://math.vcu.edu/about/vision-statement. Among its key current objectives is the improvement of student outcomes in our introductory level courses in a unified and coordinated program. Some of these courses are taught in a unique manner in specialized environments. We seek an ambitious leader to help strengthen the department in this direction. The Department page may be found at https://math.vcu.edu.

Our Students and the University: Virginia Commonwealth University is a doctoral granting public institution that enrolls about 30,000 students: 45% minority, 32% underrepresented minority, 33% first generation, 1,709 first professionals and 4% international students, representing 101 countries. The University Web page may be found at https://vcu.edu.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion - an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribution to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion. For more information and guidelines, see https://provost.vcu.edu/faculty/prospective.

How to Apply for the Position: To apply, candidates should submit electronically (https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/109933) the following: a cover letter that delineates how they meet the qualifications outlined above, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for each of four references. In addition, candidates need to submit electronically (https://www.mathjobs.org) the following: a cover letter, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a current curriculum vitae, a detailed teaching statement, and the above mentioned statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants also should include four letters of recommendation, two of which address the applicant’s effectiveness as a teacher, and two of which address the applicant’s skills in leadership and administration. Letters should be submitted electronically through https://www.mathjobs.org.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.A. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2021.

“Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action University providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.”

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Further Info:
https://math.vcu.edu
804-828-6295
 
PO Box 842014
Richmond, VA 23284

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