Vanderbilt University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: Vanderbilt-POP [#23334]
Position Title: Professor of the Practice
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Nashville, Tennessee 37240-0001, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2023/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/03, listed until 2024/04/03)
Position Description:    

The Department of Mathematics at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a newly endowed Professor of the Practice who will serve as Director of Inclusive Pedagogy in Mathematics. This is a non-tenure-track, open rank position beginning in Fall 2024 with a 3-2 teaching load and an expectation of additional contributions towards the educational mission of the department. The Director of Inclusive Pedagogy will work alongside the Director of Teaching and the Director of Undergraduate Studies, with the goal of establishing and implementing best practices for inclusive pedagogy in the department. Possible activities include organizing workshops, performing research on inclusive pedagogy, attending conferences on mathematics education, and performing classroom observations. Collaboration with Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching, Course Assistant Program, STEM Training and Education Project, and HHMI Inclusive Excellence team will be encouraged. The exact duties will depend on the interests of the Director.

Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in mathematics, mathematics education, or a related discipline. Scholars whose research explores the development of inclusive pedagogies, STEM higher-education identity development, and structural barriers to equity are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should also have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and program development. This is a term appointment, eligible for renewal, contingent on performance. The initial term is for three years. Professors of the Practice are supported through mentoring within the department and across the University. Professors of the Practice are eligible for promotion.

The Department of Mathematics is committed to teaching and research excellence. Weemploy a number of Senior Lecturers who are fully integrated into the Mathematics faculty. The department is committed to ensuring that this position is similarly integrated into the faculty. For more information, please visit our web site:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a teaching portfolio, and four letters of recommendation. The teaching portfolio should consist of recent teaching evaluations (one to two years of raw data). Applications should be submitted at Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education. Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Vanderbilt University
Department of Mathematics
1326 Stevenson Center
Nashville, TN 37240