Lecturer in Applied Mathematics Position Announced at Arizona State University’s West Campus

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Posted: November 16, 2021

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences on ASU’s West campus invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible lecturer in Applied Mathematics.    Please submit all application materials to apply.interfolio.com/97325.  The initial application deadline is November 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool that may be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

 

About the School: The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (https://newcollege.asu.edu/mathematical-natural-sciences-degree-programs) at Arizona State University, is an interdisciplinary mathematical and natural sciences unit that encompasses computing, statistics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, forensics, and physics; it prides itself in interdisciplinary collaborations among these research areas. The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences embraces the ideal of a fully inclusive and welcoming STEM community and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts and supports the success of students of all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Successful candidates are expected to deliver quality instruction in undergraduate Mathematics both in-person and online; provide course coordination for large classes with multiple sections; and to contribute service to the school, college, university and the profession.

ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

New College strives to uphold values of cultural and intellectual diversity and to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can thrive, share ideas, and pursue their goals.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Teach courses in relevant areas.
  • The individual filling this position is expected to deliver excellent in-class and online instruction at the undergraduate level.
  • Contribute to curriculum development of Applied Mathematics related courses.
  • Provide course coordination for large classes with multiple sections, and contribute other service to the School and University.
  • The typical teaching load is four courses per semester.
  • Lecturers are also expected to work with colleagues within and outside the school to develop innovative curricula that enhance student access and success.
  • Typical classes may include but are not limited to: MAT 117 College Algebra; MAT 210 Brief Calculus; MAT 211 Math for Business Analysis; MAT 270/271/272/ Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I, II, III; MAT 300 Mathematical Structure; MAT 343 Applied Linear Algebra.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • M.S. (or equivalent or higher degree) in Mathematics, or related field by the time of appointment.
  • Experience working with diverse populations and supporting student success.
  • Experience teaching at the college level.

Desired Qualifications:  

  • 2+ years of experience teaching at the college level.
  • Record of scholarly activity in Mathematics.
  • Additional graduate coursework beyond the M.S. degree, PhD and/or Postdoctoral experience.
  • Teaching experience including course development.
  • Experience using a learning management system and automatic-grading software such as Canvas.
  • Experience in collaborative teaching efforts with other disciplines, supervising supplemental kinds of student learning or administrative duties related to teaching.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students.

Application Instructions

Application Deadline:
The initial application deadline is November 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment.

Application Procedure:
Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to apply.interfolio.com/97325.

Applications must contain:

  • Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address
  • One page statement of teaching philosophy (describing courses you could teach and your previous teaching experiences)
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • An equity statement with specific examples that describes how your teaching interests and experience demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging.  If known, include the impact that your actions have had on the success of one or more students
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number)
  • A statement with specific examples and indication of impact that describes how your teaching interests and experience have intersected with and/or will contribute to matters of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing the background check.