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Position Number F53610 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Instructor Working Title Instructor School/Unit College of Humanities and Sciences Department Mathematical Sciences Number of Months 9 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
These two (2) hires serve to support the teaching of the large population of VCU undergraduates who need introductory mathematics courses for their major, and also to support the teaching of mid-level mathematics courses needed by engineering, science, and mathematics majors.
Responsibilities include teaching a full load of courses each semester of undergraduate mathematics or the equivalent. Future responsibilities may include leadership and coordination in a lower-level mathematics course and committee service to the department in exchange for appropriate teaching hours. Candidates with teaching interests in all areas of mathematics will be considered but preference will be given to those with interests or experience teaching college algebra, pre-calculus, and differential and integral calculus.
Master’s degree or higher in Mathematical Sciences, Education, or related field. 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 .
PhD in Mathematics or a related field.
Date Posted 02/24/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Application Deadline Date Proposed Hire Date 08/16/2021 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information
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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 contribute 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 at https://www.vcujobs.com, (a) a cover letter that includes a description of your professional goals and addresses your qualifications and experience as they relate to the responsibilities of this position, (b) a current curriculum vitae, © a detailed philosophy of teaching statement, (d) contact information for three references.
In addition, candidates must submit three letters of recommendation electronically through https://mathjobs.org.
Applicants are encouraged to review the VCU Guidelines for Writing a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion linked below
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