Virginia Commonwealth University, Mathematics

Position ID: VCU-MI [#19650]
Position Title: Mathematics Instructor
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Richmond, Virginia 23284, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2022/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/02/25, finished 2022/10/01, listed until 2022/08/25)
Position Description:    

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Position: Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, seeks two Mathematics faculty at the rank of Instructor. The Instructor position is a nine-month term position that may be renewed on a yearly basis. Positions will begin August 16, 2022.  

Responsibilities of the Position: Teach a full load of courses each semester of undergraduate mathematics or the equivalent. Future responsibilities may include leadership and coordination in a lower-level mathematics course and committee service to the department in exchange for appropriate teaching hours. Candidates with teaching interests in all areas of mathematics will be considered but preference will be given to those with interests or experience teaching college algebra, pre-calculus, and differential and integral calculus and/or mathematics courses for K-8 pre-service and in-service teachers. 

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in Mathematical Sciences, Education, or related field including at least 18 graduate hours in mathematics or mathematics education. Applicants must have experience teaching mathematics, mathematics education, or a related discipline, as well as experience with working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or the commitment to do so. Preference for at least one position will be given to applicants with (1) K-8 teaching experience or experience in K-8 mathematics teacher leadership or (2) providing professional development for K-8 teachers. 

The Department: The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics contains 27 tenure-track and 20 non-tenure-track faculty, teaching close to 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 lower-level courses, and the continued strengthening of our department’s track in secondary teacher education preparation and mathematics education outreach initiatives, such as our Math Circle and Sonya Kovalevsky Day. We seek ambitious faculty members to help grow and strengthen the department by expanding teaching, research, and grant activity. We are excited about the opportunities to grow in these areas and are particularly interested in mathematics educators with similar interests. The Department Web page may be found at http://www.math.vcu.edu. ;

Our Students and the University: Virginia Commonwealth University is a doctoral granting public institution that enrolls close to 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 http://www.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: Applicants must submit electronically through https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/1096?c=vcu : (a) a cover letter that includes a description of your professional goals and addresses your qualifications and experience as they relate to the responsibilities of this position, (b) a current curriculum vitae, (c) a detailed philosophy of teaching statement, (d) the above mentioned statement of contributions to DEI, and (e) contact information for three references. In addition, candidates must have three letters of recommendation submitted electronically through https://www.mathjobs.org. ;

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, applications received by March 31, 2022, will be given priority.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/1096?c=vcu
804-828-6295
 
1015 Floyd Avenue
Box 842014
Richmond, VA
23284