Term Instructor/Term Assistant Professor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jan 05, 2022
Nov 16, 2022
Full Time
Term Instructor/Term Assistant ProfessorGeorge Mason University, located outside of Washington, D.C., is the largest public university in Virginia, and has grown rapidly in the past 20 years to serve the needs of its majority-minority population. A faculty of world-class educators with exemplary qualifications and progressive experience attracts new research opportunities; recruits highly qualified and motivated students from across the country and abroad; and provides unparalleled insight and expertise toward the development of marketable academic programs.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.Responsibilities:Starting in the Fall 2022 semester, the incumbent will teach 4 undergraduate courses each semester and provide some service duties associated with the department's undergraduate degree. We are particularly seeking candidates who are able to teach a wide variety of undergraduate lower- and upper-level courses, such as Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations. Candidates with an interest in teaching Data Science, Actuarial Sciences, or Cryptography, as well as candidates with extensive professional experience in industry, are encouraged to apply.This is a state-funded, full-time (9-month) instructional (non-tenure-track) faculty position with the option of additional summer teaching opportunities. The position is renewable contingent upon satisfactory performance.Required Qualifications:At a minimum, applicants must have an M.S. Degree in Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, or a related field. All candidates must have 18 credit hours of graduate level mathematics to qualify for the position;Clear understanding of curriculum design, pedagogy, and learning outcome alignment;Exceptional communication skills;Genuine interest in nurturing the academic growth of students from diverse backgrounds; andExperience teaching mathematics in a university setting.Preferred Qualifications:Demonstrated strong pedagogical skill set;Demonstrated experience and interest in inquiry-based learning, active learning and/or other interactive classroom instructional models;Strong intercultural competency and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;Demonstrated experience with course design and/or curriculum development; andExperience providing organized leadership in an educational or professional settings.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.For more information about the Department of Mathematical Sciences, visit us on the web at https://math.gmu.eduFor more information about the College of Science, visit us on the web at https://cos.gmu.eduWe will begin reviewing applications starting February 28th, 2022.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and unofficial transcript. The applicant system will not let the application proceed without the required document uploads.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. If asked for a LOR, 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 consideredCorrespondence may be e-mailed to math@gmu.edu or sent by mail to:Search Committee (Term Instructor)Department of Mathematics SciencesExploratory Hall, Room 4400Mail Stop 3F2George Mason UniversityFairfax, VA 22030

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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