Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics - 997339

Drake University

Des Moines, IA

Job posting number: #7244945

Posted: May 14, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Department Summary:

Drake University's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, housed within the College of Arts & Sciences, is comprised of diverse and collegial faculty that oversee programs for mathematics, computer science, secondary mathematics education, data analytics and artificial intelligence.

The mission of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is to provide an educational experience in which students learn and develop quantitative skills that will facilitate learning long after they have left the classroom.

We value student-centered pedagogies, research with undergraduate students, and collaborations with peers on teaching, scholarship, and service.

Job Summary:

The Drake University Department of Mathematics and Computer Science seeks an outstanding teacher for a two-year, nine-month, full-time position at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics beginning in August 2024.

The course load is seven 3-credit-hour courses per year. A successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of mathematics classes both introductory in nature (e.g. precalculus and calculus) and upper-level (e.g. differential equations and numerical analysis).

Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and incorporate active learning and best-teaching practices in their instruction, such as: groupwork, technology, and real-world applications. Support is available for candidates who wish to professionally develop in ways that meet the needs of our department and students.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion or near completion of a PhD in mathematics or a related field is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants pursuing applied mathematics.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please complete the online application and attach (1) a cover letter, (2) CV/Resume, (3) a 1-2 page teaching statement, and (4) the contact details for three references.

Please do not attach additional documents at this time. Supplemental documents may be requested or required of semi-finalists and finalists.

All job offers are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check, satisfactory reference checks, and proof of authorization to work in the United States.




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