University of Iowa, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: Iowa-ITFAPI [#23938]
Position Title: Instructional Track Faculty - Assistant Professor of Instruction
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1419, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2024/01/07 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/11/22)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics at the University of Iowa invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Instruction position beginning August 2024. This is an instructional-track faculty position; the track does not include the possibility of tenure, but otherwise parallels the tenure track with various ranks (Assistant Professor of Instruction, Associate Professor of Instruction, Professor of Instruction). The position is renewable in one-year increments for the first three years, and renewable thereafter in three-year increments. As a faculty member, an Assistant Professor of Instruction participates in departmental governance with voting rights and is expected to contribute to the culture of teaching excellence in the department and the university.

Applications are sought from candidates who have: 1) a commitment to engaged student learning in undergraduate mathematics education, including the use of inclusive, evidence-based instructional practices; 2) experience teaching introductory mathematics lecture courses; 3) a willingness and experience to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to reform and sustain aspects of the undergraduate mathematics curriculum; and 4) excellent communication, organization, and leadership skills. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in mathematics, mathematics education, or a closely related field by the starting date to be qualified for the position.

The Assistant Professor of Instruction will largely contribute to instruction in introductory mathematics courses. They may also contribute to other courses as needed or desired. Often the Assistant Professor of Instruction will work in a team setting with several instructors contributing to a single course. In addition to teaching lecture portions of courses, instructional track faculty also supervise graduate teaching assistants assigned to these classes, develop new curricula, and engage in other professional activities and services. The department has a history of strong collaboration with campus partners such as the Center for Teaching, the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology, and the Office of Academic Success and Retention to support the incorporation of research-supported instructional practices such as learning assistants and the development of tools such as the Elements of Success dashboard.

How to Apply: To apply, submit your application online at Refer to requisition #75062 . Only complete applications will be reviewed. Complete applications include the following: • A cover letter that briefly explains the candidate’s interest in the position and specifically addresses how the candidate has met the qualifications. • A curriculum vitae • A statement of teaching experience and philosophy • Three letters of recommendation which address the candidate’s teaching qualifications.

The deadline for full consideration is January 7, 2024. Screening of applications will begin after this date, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is satisfactorily filled.

About Iowa: With just over 30,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation’s top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899, and an Association of American Universities member since 1909. The first public university to admit men and women on an equal basis, it is known today for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities and its world-class programs in medicine and the health sciences. Located in Iowa City, an urbanized area of 170,000 people that is widely recognized as one of the country’s most livable communities, the University offers over 200 majors and has an annual externally funded research budget of over $700M.

Education Requirement: • Candidates must hold a PhD in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment.

Required Qualifications: • Experience teaching introductory college or university mathematics courses at the undergraduate level. • Familiarity with engaged student learning and inclusive, evidence-based instructional practices and a commitment to using them. • Willingness to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to reform and sustain aspects of the undergraduate mathematics curriculum. • Excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills.

Desired Qualifications: • Experience facilitating engaged student learning and using inclusive, evidence-based instructional practices. • Experience preparing and supervising teaching assistants assigned to a course. • Experience coordinating or team-teaching courses with other instructors. • Experience teaching large lecture courses. • Experience (re)designing college or university mathematics courses. • Experience recruiting and mentoring undergraduate math majors. • Experience working with college or university partners to help students with transition to university coursework.

Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

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Department of Mathematics
14 MacLean Hall
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
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