Instructor, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer - Mathematics
The Mathematics Department at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) invites applications for a position in mathematics. As part of our strategic plan to expand and enhance STEM education and research in the Department and on campus, we seek candidates who will focus on effective teaching and enhancing learning through diversity and inclusion. We will accept applications for appointment at the Instructor, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer rank. This position will work closely with a team of other teachers, which will be led by the Director of Quantitative Reasoning.Salary is highly competitive and will depend on experience.
Mathematics is one of the largest departments at UNO, both in number of faculty and in diversity of mission. We offer a wide range of concentrations and a rich array of student opportunities in and out of the classroom. We seek a candidate who can bring best practices of student success to our quantitative reasoning classes, within the context of the university’s mission and values. Individuals with experience using active learning methods are particularly encouraged to apply.
This is a full-time, benefits eligible position with an anticipated start date of August 2021.
Position Summary:The primary responsibility will be to teach first-year math courses such as college algebra. Essential functions include:
- Teach a 4/4 load (12 hours per semester) primarily in general education mathematics course, especially college algebra;
- Effectively work with teaching assistants to facilitate learning effectively and provide student support;
- Work closely with the Director of Quantitative Reasoning and
Lead Instructors on efforts such as
- ongoing curriculum course and curriculum design
- evaluation of the courses and teaching
- professional development
- mentoring of peer instructors
Required Qualifications: A master’s degree in mathematics, education, or closely related field is required for this position.
Preferred Qualifications: demonstrated teaching experience in mathematics, particularly with academically fragile students; Ph.D. or Ed.D in mathematics, mathematics education, or closely related field.
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Important Application Instructions:
To learn more and apply online, please visit https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/12533and submit the following application materials:
- Cover letter
- Teaching Statement (up to 1 page) detailing your experience teaching mathematics with academically fragile students
- Contact information for three references (references will only be contacted for finalists)
Applications must be submitted directly through the UNO website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will not be reviewed or considered.
Review of applications will begin on April 5, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please apply by the review date. Applications received after the review date may be considered. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Michael Matthews, Professor, Mathematics, firstname.lastname@example.org. If emailing, please use “Math Educator Inquiry” in the subject line.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, with flexible options designed to meet the diverse needs of our faculty and staff. To learn more about our options for medical, vision, dental and other insurances, as well as our generous time off policies and retirement options, please visit https://www.unomaha.edu/human-resources/benefits/index.php
The University and the College of Arts and Sciences have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.