Mathematics, Whittier College

Position ID: 1369-VAPVI [#10972]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor and Visiting Instructor
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Whittier, California 90601, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Starting Date: 2018/09/01
Application Deadline: 2018/05/01 (posted 2017/10/06, updated 2018/03/22)
Position Description:    

Whittier College invites applications from interested and qualified candidates for two positions: a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in Mathematics to begin in September 2018, and for a full-time Visiting Instructor in Mathematics to begin in September 2018. Each appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is essential, and expertise in using innovative teaching methods and technologies is highly desirable. The usual visiting teaching load is 24 hours per year. We seek candidates who are eager to teach undergraduates in a diverse liberal arts environment.

Applicants for the Visiting Assistant Professor position should have a Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics or computer science (ABD considered if Ph.D. will be completed by September, 2018). We will be considering applicants from all specialties, but will look favorably on the desire and ability to teach subjects such as calculus, precalculus, statistics, quantitative reasoning, or introductory computer science. The successful candidate will be eager to teach courses from the full range of undergraduate mathematics while maintaining contact with his or her own research. The ability to involve undergraduates in research is a plus.

In addition, Whittier College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Instructor position to begin in September 2018. The successful candidate for this position will teach courses like Transition to College Mathematics, College Algebra, Quantitative Reasoning, or Elementary Statistics, and also support the assessment of those and other service courses offered by the Department of Mathematics.

Applicants for the Visiting Instructor position should have at least a Master's degree, or Ph.D., in mathematics, statistics, or computer science; or a Ph.D. in mathematics education (ABD considered if the advanced degree will be completed by September, 2018). A successful candidate for this position with a Ph.D. will be hired at the Visiting Assistant Professor level.

Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of effective teaching, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of reference sent by the references to (PDFs preferred). Please indicate which position you would like to be considered for (Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Instructor, or both).

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the positions are filled. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Whittier College is committed to attracting and retaining a high quality, diverse faculty with a shared passion for student-centered teaching and mentoring. It is distinguished by its small class sizes, high-impact pedagogies, and innovative liberal arts curriculum blended with professional and pre-professional programs. It is a nationally recognized model for diversity and has no racial majority among its student body. With over 60% students of color, Whittier is designated as both an HSI and AANAPISI. Founded in 1887, it is an independent, four-year liberal arts college with about 1,650 undergraduates and is ideally situated in the scenic hills 18 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It is an AA/EOE employer. More information on the position is available at .

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Contact: Search Committee
Postal Mail:
ATTN: CS/Math Search
Department of Mathematics
Whittier College
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA 90608-0634
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