Transylvania University

Position ID: 3144-VAP [#21961]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Lexington, Kentucky 40508, United States
Application Deadline: 2023/02/24 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/01/13)
Position Description:    

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Transylvania University (, a top-tier, independent, residential liberal arts college in Lexington, Kentucky, invites applications for a full-time, one-year, non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics. This is an in-person teaching position beginning September 1, 2023. Transylvania University recognizes that a diverse and inclusive community is essential to the fulfillment of our mission as a liberal arts institution. To that end, we seek to attract a diverse faculty skilled in the scholarship of teaching, research, and mentorship of students from a variety of backgrounds. Candidates are encouraged, in their cover letter, to identify their strengths and experiences in creating an inclusive academic community. Job Description: The successful candidate will be responsible for offering courses in the Mathematics Program. The teaching load consists of three courses per term, plus one short-term course in May (3-3-1). We are interested in candidates with the ability to teach a range of courses from the calculus sequence, introductory courses for non-mathematics majors, and upper level courses. Qualifications: A Ph.D. or nearly completed Ph.D. in Mathematics is required along with some college level teaching experience. All specializations are welcome to apply.

To begin the application process, please submit one PDF that contains all of the following: your curriculum vitae, your unofficial graduate transcripts, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in creating an inclusive academic community. This one PDF, along with your cover letter, which will be cut and pasted into the application system, may be submitted by following the job openings link at If you are selected to move forward in the application process, you will be asked to provide official graduate transcripts at a later date. Please send questions specific to this search to Professor Michael Kelly, Mathematics Program Director, at Review of applications will begin February 24 and will continue until an appointment is made. Transylvania University is ranked in the top 15 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges by the Princeton Review, which cites its community-driven, personalized approach to a liberal arts education through 46 majors and 39 minors. Founded in 1780, it is the 16th oldest institution of higher learning in the country, with approximately 1,000 students. Transylvania University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of the university community. In support of this goal, we seek qualified candidates with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We embrace diversity and encourage all who are interested to apply.

In keeping with the university's Healthy at Transy guidelines, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved exemption must be presented prior to employment start date.

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Contact: Michael R. Kelly
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300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY
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