The University of Washington Tacoma, an urban-serving institution, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mathematics with a specialty in Numerical Analysis in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). We seek an individual that shares our institutional values of excellence, community, diversity, innovation, and access. The university serves a dynamic and culturally diverse population of over 5000 undergraduate and graduate students. A majority of our student population is first generation in college.
The successful candidate will work effectively with student populations underrepresented in STEM-related fields, provide mentoring and research opportunities for undergraduates, build community connections, and integrate evidence-based and inclusive pedagogical techniques into undergraduate mathematics teaching and learning.
This position will contribute to our new undergraduate mathematics major within an interdisciplinary framework—bringing specific expertise and interest in capstone experiences and curriculum development for the mathematics major—in addition to teaching undergraduate upper and lower division mathematics courses serving students in science, social science, business, engineering and technology. This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period and involves collaboration with faculty in the Division, as well as the broader University of Washington Tacoma community.
The position begins September 16, 2019. Establishment of a productive and sustainable program of scholarship in the candidate's field is required for tenure and promotion.
The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was established in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach to education as its foundation. It has evolved into an urban-serving institution with a thriving downtown campus that serves undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students with a wide range of ages and backgrounds from the South Puget Sound region and beyond. 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. The campus commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is central to an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community.
The appointment requires a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in mathematics at the time of appointment with a specialty in numerical analysis, numerical methods, scientific computation or modeling with applications.
We seek an individual that shares our institutional values of excellence, community, diversity, innovation, and access. We seek a candidate who promotes equity and excellence, has expertise and a strong research agenda in the field of numerical analysis, numerical methods, scientific computation, or modeling with applications. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be appointed on an acting basis.
Letter detailing your interest in the position and outlining how your qualifications and experience match both the position's description and the mission of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and UW Tacoma;
Statement detailing experience and commitment to diversity including how your teaching, scholarship, or service supports the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields, particularly in STEM; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should address how their work will further UW Tacoma's commitment to equity and inclusion;
List of courses taught, including frequency and your role in each course (e.g. primary instructor versus teaching assistant);
Statement of your teaching philosophy;
Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as peer reviews, sample materials, an overview summary of course evaluations);
Scholarship statement of your research interests including a plan for future work and a sample of professional writing; and
Three letters of reference at least one of which addresses the applicant's teaching effectiveness.
Submit all application materials through Interfolio. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin January 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, email Dr. Cheryl Greengrove (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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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.