The Department of Mathematics at the University of Connecticut invites applications for positions at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2016. The number of positions is subject to budgetary constraints.
These are full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track positions at the Storrs campus, which are annually renewable for a maximum of three years and are open only to candidates who have received a Ph.D. in mathematics within the last four years. They are particularly suitable for candidates preparing for a career as faculty at institutions with an emphasis on teaching excellence or mathematics education. In particular, the committee will be looking within the applications for specific evidence of outstanding teaching and experience with educational technology. Applicants with an interest in mathematics education are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Mathematics Department has active programs in various areas of mathematical research including mathematics education. The education group works on issues across the K–20 spectrum, with particular emphasis on mathematics content, and on applications of mathematics education research to instruction in the department. This group works closely with the Center for Research in Mathematics Education, based in the Neag School of Education. Successful candidates who are interested in mathematics education will have an opportunity to work on writing and implementing grants within these units.
The teaching load for the positions is 7 courses a year, approximately 21 credits annually. This load can be reduced through activities such as teaching large classes or coordinating multiple sections of a course.
Minimum qualifications include: A Ph.D. in mathematics or a related area within the last four years (granted by September 2016), a record of outstanding teaching, and an interest in mathematics education.
Desirable qualifications include: Demonstrated experience with educational technologies, such as online homework systems, message boards, videos, smart boards, or classroom personal response systems (“clickers”) and experience teaching large lectures.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement and at least three letters of reference, at least two of which address the applicant’s teaching. Questions or requests for further information should be sent to email@example.com. The review of applications will begin on 20 November 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search 2016028)
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
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