The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites applicants for two full-time Lecturer positions in Mathematics in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics (SAM) within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). These are full-time renewable and promotion-eligible positions with an appointment term of one to five years and a nine-month service period beginning September 16, 2019. This is a non-tenure position.
The successful candidates will be expected to engage with culturally diverse populations in higher education, integrate evidence-based and inclusive pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching and learning, and have a commitment to and contribute service to the division, school, and institution.
We are especially interested in candidates committed to implementing best practices in teaching students from diverse racial/ethnic and cultural populations. A majority of our students are first generation in college. Candidates should expect to develop and teach a breadth of upper- and lower-division courses serving pre-majors and majors including mathematics, engineering, environmental science, biomedical sciences, business, social science, technology, and education. These positions will teach math courses and will help develop curriculum, mentor new mathematics majors, work directly with students on capstone projects, and support efforts to improve quantitative literacy across campus. Successful candidates will become integral members of a dynamic, interdisciplinary faculty and staff committed to excellence and innovation in teaching.
The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its core. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research, and community collaborations. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.
The positions require at minimum a Master's degree or foreign equivalent in mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics, or a related field.
To apply, please submit:
A letter detailing your interest in the position and outlining how your qualifications and experience match the position's description and the mission of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and UW Tacoma;
A teaching statement (two page maximum) that details how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how your work will further UW Tacoma's commitment to equity and inclusion;
Curriculum vitae, including a complete list of courses you have taught and your role (e.g. primary instructor versus teaching assistant);
Evidence of teaching effectiveness [such as peer reviews, sample materials, a contextualized summary of course evaluations]; and
A list of three references that are prepared to submit a letter upon request. We are not requesting letters of reference at this time.
Submit all application materials through https://interfolio.org. Priority consideration will be given to complete applications received by January 2, 2019 and screening will continue until the positions are filled. For further information, contact Dr. Ruth Vanderpool at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction
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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.