Director of Introductory Mathematics

Virginia Commonwealth University

United States

December 1, 2021

Description

Posting Details

Employees hired into Administrative and Professional positions posted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, if employed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University Human Resources System. For additional information, go to https:// greatplace.vcu.edu.

Position Number F68320

Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Open Working Title Director of Introductory Mathematics School/Unit College of Humanities and Sciences Department Mathematical Sciences Number of Months 12 Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? No

Mission or Goal of Unit

The mission of the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics is to foster excellence in mathematical research and to offer a strong undergraduate and graduate education that will prepare our students for stimulating and rewarding employment, career, and life-long learning opportunities. In addition, we strive to help all VCU students achieve a level of quantitative literacy and analytical skills enabling them to deal effectively with the quantitative issues that they will encounter throughout their lives.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

The Director of Introductory Mathematics is a twelve-month, non-tenure-track, 4-year term faculty position in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics beginning July 1, 2022. After the completion of the 4-year term, the faculty member will have the opportunity to renew in the position or transition to a 9-month, non-tenure-track faculty position. The Department and University Web pages may be found at https:// www. math.vcu.edu and https:// www. vcu.edu.

The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics contains 27 tenure-track and 20 non-tenure-track faculty, teaching over 30,000 student credit hours per year. The Department is a member of the Association for Women in Mathematics and a Silver member of the Math Alliance. The mission and vision statements of the Department can be found at https: // math.vcu.edu/about/mission-statement and https: // math.vcu.edu/about/vision-statement. Among its key current objectives is the improvement of student outcomes in our introductory level courses in a unified and coordinated program. Some of these courses are taught in a unique manner in specialized environments. We seek an ambitious leader to help strengthen the department in this direction.

Position Responsibilities

Responsibilities include overseeing the coordination of 100 level courses (Intro to Contemporary Math, College Algebra, Precalculus) and Calculus I; overseeing and organizing the recruiting, training and scheduling of undergraduate teaching assistants; and math help center student workers; assisting the Associate Chair in course teaching assignments for faculty and graduate teaching assistants; and serving as an intermediary between the department and other VCU academic units and committees not limited to but including the General Education Curriculum Committee and University Academic Advising. Additional administrative duties include mentoring and coordinating all summer introductory level courses; overseeing the planning and implementing professional development for all introductory level course instructors; and supporting the goals of the department as needed. The standard teaching load of non-tenure-track faculty is four courses per semester. The Director of Introductory Mathematics will have a reduced teaching load of two mathematics courses per semester.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree or higher in Mathematical Sciences or related field. Significant experience in Mathematics Education such as graduate level credit hours, curriculum development, professional development, pedagogical training, etc. Experience teaching and coordinating introductory level mathematics courses with large enrollment. A successful candidate must have demonstrated the ability and appreciation of working with diverse faculty, staff and student environments and must exhibit a commitment to fostering diversity as a faculty member at VCU

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate degree in Mathematics Education

Date Posted 09/22/2021

Open Until Filled Yes Application Deadline Date Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2022 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribution to VCU's mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

To apply, candidates should submit electronically (https: // www. vcujobs.com/postings/109933) the following: a cover letter that delineates how they meet the qualifications outlined above, a current curriculum vitae, contact information for each of the four references. In addition, candidates need to submit electronically (https: // www. mathjobs.org) the following: a cover letter, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a current curriculum vitae, a detailed teaching statement, and the above mentioned statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants also should include four letters of recommendation, two of which address the applicant's effectiveness as a teacher, and two of which address the applicant's skills in leadership and administration. Letters should be submitted electronically through https: // www. mathjobs.org.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.A. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2021.

“Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action University providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.”

Posted Salary Quick Link https: // www. vcujobs.com/postings/109896 Diversity Statement Information For more information on diversity statements, including guidelines, please click here.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Other Document
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Optional Documents

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