Position Overview The Department of Mathematics of the University
of Kansas invites qualified instructors with a record of excellence
in teaching introductory mathematics courses to apply to the
position of lecturer/academic program associate for the Kansas
Algebra Program (KAP). This program coordinates the instruction and
student support services for College Algebra (Math 101) and
Intermediate Algebra (Math 002). KAP is a national showcase of
peer-supported instruction centered on the students with many
resources and opportunities. Course content is presented through a
closely coordinated program of small class sizes. Classes will be
taught by KAP lecturers/academic program associates (LEC/APA) and
graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) with classroom assistance by
undergraduate teaching assistants (UTAs), with common assessments,
a drop-in help room, and tutor and study groups. The KAP LEC/APAs
are a team of dedicated mathematics educators that teach an average
of three sections per semester of Math 002/Math 101 and will also
be asked to supervise GTAs and UTAs. T
The Department of Mathematics has an internationally recognized
faculty and a strong graduate program leading to both the M.A. and
Ph.D. degrees. A broad range of programs is possible including
algebra, analysis, combinatorics, control theory, dynamical
systems, geometry, numerical analysis, probability, statistics,
stochastic analysis/control, partial differential equations, set
theory, and topology. The department has a long tradition of
excellence. The first Ph.D. granted west of the Mississippi was in
mathematics at KU in 1895. Since then, the graduate program has
been a central part of the department’s research and teaching.
Historic Snow Hall, which houses the department, contains
state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture spaces, computer labs, and
The University of Kansas is a major public research and teaching
institution that operates through a diverse, multi-campus system.
KU's many parts are bound together by a mission to serve as a
"center for learning, research, scholarship and creative endeavor"
in the state of Kansas, the nation and the world. An ideal campus,
historic and wireless at the same time, KU is home to one of the
top public-university library systems in the nation. The university
fosters a multicultural environment in which the dignity and rights
of individuals are respected. In a continuing effort to enrich its
academic environment and provide equal educational and employment
opportunities, the University of Kansas actively encourages
applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher
education. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the
U.S. by the effective date of employment.
A city of approximately 100,000, Lawrence is located in the rolling
hills of eastern Kansas, 35 miles west of the Kansas City
metropolitan area and 20 miles east of Topeka, the state capital.
Home to Haskell Indian Nations University as well as KU, Lawrence
offers the many cultural opportunities of a university town.
Lawrence is a wonderful community filled with endless opportunities
for historical explorations, beautiful scenery, incredible arts and
entertainment venues, and many popular restaurants. Kansas City
International airport, The Plaza, and access to world-renowned
attractions are less than an hour away. Job Description
Academic Program Associate (10%)
- Teaches an average of three sections per semester of Math
002/Math 101 for both the fall and spring semesters or
- Implements KAP curricula following the program pedagogical and
- Holds regular office hours for students involved in classes
- Adheres to department, College and university policies and
- Collaborating in the development of Math 002/Math 101 curricula
and material, other math and KU curricula, assessment, and
- Participates in the KAP team with other KAP lecturers under the
leadership of KAP Program Director to provide uniform coordination
of Math 002/Math 101 instruction and services for KAP
- Training, supervising and evaluating graduate teaching
assistants assigned to teach Math 002/Math101 courses and
undergraduate teaching assistants assigned to help in the
classroom, help room and testing center.
- Assists in the production of assessment reports on the KAP
- Participates in research studies of the Math 002/Math 101
courses and student learning.
- Coordinates developmental study groups meetings, individual
math studying skills sessions and other mathematics learning
student development activities.
- Collaborates with campus student services to promote success,
retention and degree progression.
- Engages in opportunities to enhance knowledge of best practices
and participates in appropriate professional activities.
All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes
collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff,
and colleagues. Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory
standards of performance in all areas of responsibility and to
carry out those responsibilities in accordance with
Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct
Qualifications Evaluation of the following requirements will be
made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational
experiences in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments
and productivity addressed in resume, and (3) information provided
from professional references.
- M.A. or Ph.D. in Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences or related
fields. Include a copy of your transcript.
- Record of teaching developmental mathematics (intermediate
algebra, college algebra or precalculus)
- Record of providing instruction at a postsecondary educational
- Demonstrated written communication skills as evidenced by
Additional Candidate Instructions For a complete announcement and
to apply on-line, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/20117BR
A complete on-line application includes: C.V.; cover letter;
teaching statement; and the names and contact information for three
references. In addition, at least three recommendation letters
addressing the required qualifications should be submitted
electronically to https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/20117BR
Initial review of applications will begin October 15, 2021 and
continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.