Mathematics and Statistics - Assistant Teaching Professor

University of Victoria

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2013-08-28

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Learning and Teaching Centre,
University of Victoria


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Learning and Teaching Centre at the University of Victoria invite applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position to commence July 1, 2014.

This is a rare opportunity for a dynamic and innovative mathematician or statistician with a genuine passion for teaching to lead a university-wide initiative in developing best practices for mathematics education at the post-secondary level. The successful candidate will find a supportive and intellectually challenging academic environment in which to create cutting-edge, nationally recognized curriculum and delivery modes that promote student achievement and success in mathematical sciences courses.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics or a related discipline and a demonstrated commitment to student success in undergraduate mathematics and statistics curriculum. Applicants must have an outstanding record of achievement in teaching mathematics and/or statistics. It is expected that the applicant will provide documented evidence of engagement on pedagogical issues within the mathematical sciences, including collaboration with faculty and/or graduate student peers on the development and implementation of best practices in teaching or other evidence of teaching mentorship. A teaching record that demonstrates a wide range of first- and second-year Mathematics and Statistics courses taught and/or a demonstrated record of improving recruitment and retention in mathematics courses will be an asset.

DUTIES

The successful applicant will take a lead role in university-wide initiatives for innovative curriculum development and course delivery in the mathematical sciences; will serve as Director of the university's Mathematics and Statistics Assistance Centres; as Specialist Consultant at the University of Victoria's Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC), will support and advise colleagues throughout the university on issues of mathematical sciences pedagogy; will engage in teaching and learning scholarship in the subject areas and lead workshops on relevant topics through the LTC; and, other duties as required both in an out of the department and LTC in support of student success in mathematics and statistics curriculum.

This is a regular faculty position, which carries a two-course annual teaching load.

APPLICATIONS

Potential applicants should review the detailed job description, along with terms of appointment for Assistant Teaching Professors at the University of Victoria and expectations for career progress as posted on the University's official employment opportunities page or at MathJobs.org prior to making an application:

http://www.uvic.ca/opportunities/home/faculty/current/Math270-081.php

https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/4960

Applications should be made through MathJobs.org.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT

Questions about this position are welcomed and can be addressed to the Chair of Mathematics and Statistics, Chris Bose ( mschair@uvic.ca ) and/or Teresa Dawson, Director of the Learning and Teaching Centre, ( tdawson@uvic.ca ), or by phone +1 250 721-8571.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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