University of Western Ontario, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: UWO-TS [#23609]
Position Title: Teaching Scholar
Position Type: Teaching stream faculty
Position Location: London, Ontario N6A 5B7, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/10/23, listed until 2024/04/23)
Position Description:    

The University of Western Ontario invites applications for a Teaching Scholar (TS) position.  This probationary appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor.  It will lead to consideration of continuing status (CTS) and promotion to Associate Professor at the end of the probationary period. The starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024.  The appointment will be made to the Department of Mathematics.


·       a PhD in Mathematics or related field (completed by the start date);

·       previous experience teaching mathematics at the university level;

·       evidence of effective teaching practice;

·      evidence of scholarship in teaching and learning such as innovative teaching approaches, curriculum development, and/or publications.

The successful candidate will be an emerging or established teaching scholar who has a demonstrated, outstanding track record in classroom teaching and teaching innovation. The candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the Department of Mathematics: teaching duties will include up to 6 one-semester courses per year at the undergraduate level.  The candidate is also expected to engage in scholarship activities, which broaden the scope of their educational responsibilities, and to share this expertise with their colleagues.

Assets include demonstrated interest and/or experience in:

·      educational activities within and beyond the university;

·      EDI-D initiatives related to teaching and learning;

·       providing high-impact learning experiences for undergraduates;

·       teaching undergraduate courses with large (> 250 student) enrolments;

·       course administration, or training and management of teaching assistants.

Western recognizes that our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is central to the University’s mandate as a research-intensive institution of higher learning. As a community leader we understand that our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization are mutually supporting and contribute to our pursuit of research excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives; applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of radicalized communities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression are encouraged to apply.

Mathematics is a research-intensive Department in Western’s Faculty of Science with both undergraduate and graduate programs.  It also has a substantial service-teaching commitment to the Faculties of Science, Social Science, and Engineering.  We seek excellent faculty who share our commitment to excellence in teaching to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

General information about Western and the Department of Mathematics can be found at and

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff, and students to commit to the highest global standards. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence, and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.

Western is located in London, Ontario, a hub for higher education, research, manufacturing, and technology.  Also known as “The Forest City,” London has numerous parks and other green spaces located in its core and surrounding areas, excellent restaurants and markets, and vibrant family-friendly neighbourhood communities.

Candidates should submit:

1.     The Application for Full-time Faculty Position Form, available at

2.     A cover letter addressing how your expertise/experience and proposed scholarship activities fit this position;

3.     An up-to-date curriculum vitae;

4.     A scholarship activities statement describing past and proposed activities;

5.     A teaching statement (maximum of 1 page);

6.     A summary of past achievements in classroom teaching, curriculum development, or other materials demonstrating excellent teaching practice (maximum 2 pages);

7.     Contact details for at least three professionals who can provide letters of support, at least one of whom can speak to the candidate’s teaching.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2024.  After review and before we start interviews, we will advise the most competitive candidates prior to soliciting references.  Please do not have referees forward letters to the selection committee.


We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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+1 519 661 3639
Department of Mathematics
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario N6A 5B7