Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning
Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School invites applications for a four-year, full-time, Renewable Term Appointment as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning to begin July 2019. Responsibilities include teaching seven (7) courses per year, advising undergraduate students, and assisting the Director of Quantitative Reasoning with curriculum development and program assessment. The faculty member will be expected to participate in the activities of the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (and its Interdisciplinary Science major), where the position resides, as well as those of Eugene Lang College, and The New School as a whole. Integration and implementation of pedagogical best practices in quantitative reasoning and literacy, mathematics, and statistics are expected, as is participation in the QR/QL academic community as demonstrated by activities such as attendance at conferences, faculty development workshops, and participation in on-campus and off-campus initiatives focused on quantitative literacy across the curriculum.
The successful candidate will have clear ideas for cultivating a positive learning environment within diverse groups of students and will be aware of the unique assets and challenges of an urban teaching and learning environment. This includes, but is not limited to, diversity in race/ethnicity, LGBTQ status, gender identity, socioeconomic status, familial education background, permanent residence (e.g., international, domestic, local), and career trajectories. They will also be able to adapt course material for students in a variety of academic programs (e.g., liberal arts, design) and majors. In particular, a core student constituency for Quantitative Reasoning are students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Strategic Design and Management at Parsons School of Design at The New School. It is expected that, although candidates may have a mathematics background, they are able to engage with visual learners who possess a strong interest in business strategy and creative industries. The successful candidate will also show evidence of their dedication to inclusive learning environments and inter- and multi-disciplinary learning for social good. They will demonstrate an ability to use a range of creative, student-centered instructional strategies, including technological tools, and reflect on their effectiveness in order to better foster student learning.
Candidates must have a PhD, or an expected PhD by August 2019, in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Statistics, or a related quantitative field (perhaps in the social sciences). Evidence of excellence in teaching, experience with curriculum development, and effective interactions and collaborations with students, faculty, and staff are essential.
The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education, and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status. The New School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. The New School is committed to actively recruiting a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates to apply who are from groups underrepresented in US higher education. All hiring is subject to the Provost’s budgetary approval.
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018; the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should apply by uploading the following materials to The New School’s online application system at https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/16737: a cover letter that clearly articulates your experience and qualifications; your curriculum vitae; a statement on your teaching philosophy and practice — highlighting a dedication to inclusive learning environments and social justice within a quantitative context; and a list of three (3) references — of which at least two (2) specifically address your teaching. Please do not include letters of recommendation or any other additional materials at this time.