Term Assistant/Associate Professor of Math, STEM Accelerator Program

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Mar 02, 2023
May 21, 2023
Full Time
Term Assistant/Associate Professor of Math, STEM Accelerator ProgramThe George Mason University, Department of Mathematical Sciences and STEM Accelerator in the College of Science invites energetic and enthusiastic individuals with a dedication to improving undergraduate STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to apply for our joint-appointment Term Assistant/Associate Professor position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Mason Science is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (A-JEDI) throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes anti-racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.Responsibilities:This is a renewable 12-month Term Instructional Faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank with a joint appointment in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the College of Science STEM Accelerator Program. Candidates who qualify for a higher rank will also be considered. In addition to an academic appointment in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, the successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary unit that consists of full-time faculty from Biology, Physics & Astronomy, Forensic Science, Geology, and Chemistry in the COS STEM Accelerator.During the academic year, the incumbent will teach a variety of courses within the Mathematical Sciences Department. The incumbent will also work on STEM Accelerator programs and help to develop, implement, and run ongoing and new innovative programs. Academic year STEM duties include mentoring undergraduate Learning Assistants (LAs) as well as coordinating all Mathematics LAs and the faculty who are working with them. The COS STEM Accelerator portion of this position will not exceed a half-time assignment during the academic year.During the summer months, this position is wholly dedicated to the COS STEM Accelerator Program. Summer STEM activities include, but are not limited to, boot camps for majors and STEM summer bridge camps.Required Qualifications:Successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in mathematical sciences, mathematics education or a closely related field;All candidates must have 18 credit hours of graduate level mathematics to qualify for the position. Teaching experience at the college/university level; andAbility to coordinate STEM education programs.Preferred Qualifications:Experience with grant writing and administration;Demonstrated experience and interest in inquiry-based learning, active learning, and/or other interactive classroom instructional models;Research or pedagogical experience in critical, feminist, or rehumanizing approaches to teaching and learning; andApplicants willing to conduct research involving undergraduates are encouraged to apply, but conducting research is not a requirement of the position.About The Department:The Mathematical Sciences Department offers undergraduate, Master's, and Ph.D. programs in pure, applied, and computational mathematics, as well as the first actuarial program in the state of Virginia. We are involved in campus-wide initiatives in data science and have strong connections with other science and engineering departments. High-quality teaching and community engagement is achieved through innovative strategies including extensive outreach work, active learning, hands-on undergraduate research, and graduate internships; with a high success rate among both undergraduate and graduate students. This is not a tenure track or research-focused position.The College of Science STEM Accelerator is dedicated to developing programs that: increase the number of STEM majors; improve retention rates of STEM students; reduce the time to graduation; and help STEM graduates join the workforce or continue their education.For more information about the Department of Mathematical Sciences, visit us on the web at https://math.gmu.edu.For more information about the College of Science and STEM Accelerator visit us on the web at https://cos.gmu.edu and https://science.gmu.edu/stem-accelerator.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation and a teaching philosophy statement.A-JEDI Statement (to upload as 'Other Doc'): Provide a brief statement (no more than 300 words) detailing how your teaching, service, research, or advising / mentorship has supported the success of students from historically minoritized and marginalized groups. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Mason Science's commitment to access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI).Note to applicants regarding Letters Of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation are required to be considered. These should primarily discuss teaching and leadership qualifications. Letters of recommendation (LORs) should not be submitted with your application. When asked for a LOR during the application process, please upload a blank Microsoft Word document with text stating that the LORs will be emailed to the address below. Please have recommenders email LORs directly to math@gmu.edu.Applications must be submitted through https://jobs.gmu.edu in order to be considered.

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