Mathematics and Statistics: University Fellow for Faculty Diversity

University of North Carolina Asheville
August 01, 2023
Offerd Salary:$7500
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Position Information

Posting Number F0159

Department Mathematics and Statistics: University Fellow for Faculty Diversity Rank Lecturer Specialization Tenure Status Non Tenure Track Position Summary

The University of North Carolina Asheville Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a University Fellow for Faculty Diversity in Mathematics or Statistics to begin Fall 2023.

Join our department of faculty who are committed to excellence in the classroom, who value innovation and interdisciplinarity, and who connect to the community. We are excited to offer a University Fellow position to someone who will bolster existing department strengths and contribute to our efforts supporting successful outcomes for all of our students. We seek candidates who are capable of teaching any of the entry-level courses in our curriculum and have a research area that enhances upper-level courses in at least one of our tracks: applied, pure, education, and statistics. We are particularly interested in candidates who employ student-centered pedagogical practices, who are versed in culturally responsive teaching, and who exhibit awareness of and appreciation for epistemic diversity. In addition to a record of outstanding teaching, University Fellows are expected to engage in departmental service and maintain scholarly activity.

University Fellows Program Mission

UNC Asheville is among the nation's best public liberal arts & sciences colleges and the only designated liberal arts institution in the North Carolina university system. We are the founders of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research and our students and faculty helped to design, fabricate, and install the largest public art installation ever shown in Times Square, collaborating side by side with a recent McArthur genius award winner. We offer an extraordinary liberal arts education at an incredibly affordable rate (tuition is under $7500 per year for in-state students), all in the beautiful mountain town of Asheville, NC.

Our excellence is first and foremost a product of a faculty deeply committed to both teaching and scholarship in their discipline. That excellence also demands that our curriculum, co-curricular activities, and entire community welcome, reflect, and celebrate a diversity of perspectives, lived experiences, and identities. Currently, our required core curriculum includes diversity intensive courses and we offer living learning communities specifically designed for students of color, but we have prioritized doing more. Just this fall, we released a Racial Justice Roadmap that will serve as a guide to the work in which we will be engaging to become an even more inclusive campus. That Racial Justice Roadmap includes initiatives that span student affairs, admissions and financial aid, and critically important, academic affairs.

In particular, to support the development of a more excellent and diverse professoriate at UNC Asheville, we are launching the University Fellowship for Faculty Diversity (University Fellows) Program. The program invites pre- doctoral and post-doctoral candidates specifically considering careers at a liberal arts institution which takes equal pride in the excellence of its faculty's teaching and the quality of its faculty's scholarship and creative production. UNC Asheville is looking for candidates who are able to help us advance one of our most important strategic objectives—to develop, maintain, and support a faculty whose diversity more closely represents the demographics of the nation and the state of NC, particularly with respect to race, with special attention to domestic underrepresentation of minorities in various disciplines.

University Fellows Program Details

Faculty at the University of North Carolina Asheville ordinarily teach 24 credit hours per year. University Fellows will have a lightened teaching load, receive extensive mentorship, and receive support for the development of their pedagogy and disciplinary work.

In particular, University Fellows should expect to teach as few as three courses in their first year and will receive funds for professional development and research and/or creative production (to be arranged at the time of being awarded the fellowship). Salaries for pre-doctoral fellows before earning their degree will be commensurate with lecturers in the discipline; salaries for fellows who have earned their degree will be commensurate with visiting assistant professors.

By early fall of a University Fellow's final year, it will be determined whether a tenure track offer will be made to the faculty member. In the event that an offer is not made or the tenure track position is not one that the fellow would like to accept, we will support the Fellow in the best ways possible in applying for a tenure track position elsewhere.

A few other details about each fellowship (pre-doctoral vs. post-doctoral) are summarized below:


● Three year term

● Course Release:

○ Teach 12 credit hours over the first year (12 credit hours of release over the first year, not all to be taken in one semester).

○ Four to six credit hours of release over the next two years.

● Expectation is to complete the terminal degree by the end of year one. There may be opportunities that warrant consideration of completion beyond the first year, but these will be considered on a case by case basis.

● Salary increase, subject to budget and System Office constraints, will take place the year subsequent to completion of the degree.


● Two or Three year term

● Course Release:

○ Teach 36 credit hours (12 credit hours of release, not all to be taken in one semester) over the first two years of the fellowship.

Applicants should submit the following electronically at https: //

Cover Letter addressing your interest in this position and why you are a fit for our institution, your teaching philosophy, and a description of your scholarly interests and the ways in which you engage or contribute to the evolution of your discipline.

● Curriculum Vitae

Diversity Statement : 1-2 pages describing: (a) your experience in advancing diversity in teaching, scholarship and/or service; (b) examples of demonstrated leadership potential in the area of equity and inclusion; and © your understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion to the mission of a liberal arts university.

References : Names and contact information for three references from whom we will request letters of reference to be sent separately; these references should address your written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to develop and maintain a successful research program.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Becky Sanft, [email protected]

UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socioeconomic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.


Earned Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics or related discipline prior to July 1, 2023.

Months per Year 9 months Division Academic Affairs Department Mathematics

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions Summary

Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https: // The applicant will enter information into the application system which will automatically request three letters of reference to be sent separately and confidentially that speaks to the candidate's writing and interpersonal skills and ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students. Please, do not submit reference letters directly to the search chair.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Inquiries only may be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Becky Sanft, [email protected] Please do not submit any materials to this email address. All application materials, including letters submitted separately by references or portfolio services, must be uploaded via the application portal.

Posting date 12/20/2022 Close date Open Until Filled Yes Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2023

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  • If you have experience at a liberal arts institution, please indicate in what capacity (student, graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, faculty member, administrator, staff).
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