Amherst College, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: Amherst-LEC [#20437]
Position Title: Lecturer in Mathematics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Amherst, Massachusetts 01002, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2023/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/22, finished 2023/07/22)
Position Description:    

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The Amherst College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a full-time position as lecturer in mathematics, with the appointment to begin on July 1, 2023. We seek candidates who are passionate about teaching and skilled at guiding students through early encounters with college-level mathematics. Amherst College is proud of its efforts to achieve and sustain diversity of all kinds within our community. For example, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients, 45 percent identify as domestic students of color, 9 percent are international students, and 13 percent are first-generation college students. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual identity, disability, and religion.

The department and college are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and to helping all members of our community thrive. We strongly encourage potential candidates from underrepresented and/or historically excluded groups to apply.

The main responsibilities of this position are to teach the equivalent of three courses per semester. Other duties will depend on the interests and experience of the successful candidate. They could include developing programs outside of formal coursework to help students adjust to college-level mathematics, assisting with placement of incoming students, and advising mathematics majors and other students interested in mathematics. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to the department's efforts to address diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to participate in department governance and its intellectual community.

We are interested in candidates with experience and expertise in teaching calculus to students who enter college less well prepared than their peers. It is likely that a majority of the successful candidate's teaching will be focused on courses aimed at such students, and we welcome applicants who could bring new insights and/or pedagogy to the department's current course offerings. Our department has a successful record of mentoring students in those courses, many of whom complete the mathematics major.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field, or to complete all requirements for that degree before the start of the appointment. They should demonstrate interest and excellence in undergraduate teaching and a commitment to classroom equity and an anti-racist educational environment.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a teaching statement, and arrange for three letters of recommendation (of which at least two describe in detail the candidate's teaching experience) to be submitted to Applications which contain explicit evidence of excellent teaching are more likely to be successful. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but all applications received by January 15, 2023, will be guaranteed consideration.

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium. Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics
31 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst College Box 2239
Amherst, MA 01002-5000