Department of Mathematics, Duke University

Position ID: Duke-POP [#9530]
Position Title: Professor of the Practice
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Starting Date: 2017/07/01
Application Deadline: 2016/12/01 finished (posted 2016/10/18, finished 2017/07/16, listed until 2017/02/01)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics at Duke University in Durham, NC invites applications and nominations for a position of Professor of the Practice to begin July 2017. The position is open rank and could be at any level: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of the Practice. These are regular rank, non-tenure-track positions with focus on teaching, curriculum development, and administration of academic functions in the department. A PhD in the mathematical sciences or in mathematics education is normally required. The appointment is term renewable and affords the possibility for promotion to Associate and Full Professor of the Practice if the initial appointment is at a lower rank. The initial appointment for an Assistant Professor of the Practice is for a four-year term, higher ranks may have longer initial appointments.

The duties of this position will include teaching introductory courses, coordinating instructors, training graduate student teachers, managing staff in calculus laboratories, and participating in the Department's ongoing curriculum revision and experimentation. A successful candidate will display or have the potential for excellence in all of these directions. Possibilities also exist for the development of novel undergraduate classes directed either at math majors or non-majors. The appointee will be expected to participate in committee service to the department, the university, and the profession.

Duke University seeks to build a diverse faculty: women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application materials should be submitted online at (these materials can also be mailed to the USPS address below). The application materials are (a) a standard AMS cover sheet; (b) a cover letter; (c) a curriculum vitae; (d) a teaching statement and if possible (e) a teaching portfolio including sample teaching materials and evidence of teaching success. The applicant should request at least four letters of recommendation, two of which must evaluate teaching. The letters of recommendation should be submitted online, by their authors, at

Applicants should also be prepared to record and submit a video sample of their teaching upon request.

Applications received by December 1st will be guaranteed consideration. Since evaluation will be done on a rolling basis, early application is encouraged, but evaluation may continue past January.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Mailing (USPS) address: Appointments Committee, Department of Mathematics, Box 90320, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0320.

Email inquiries to:; Departmental home page:

Duke is committed to encouraging and sustaining work and learning environments that are free from harrassment and prohibited discrimination. Duke prohibits discrimination and harrassment in the administration of both its employment and educational policies. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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:
Appointments Committee
Department of Mathematics
Box 90320 Duke University
Durham, NC 27708

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