Assistant Teaching Professor-Calculus
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Teaching/Advising – 80%
Your classroom teaching assignment will be the following: Six
courses per academic year. Specific course assignments and
locations are at the discretion of the chairperson or director of
your department or program, in consultation with you. You are
expected to have established, posted office hours of at least two
hours per week and be available to meet with students by
Research – 10%
- Coordinates two courses among Math 115, 125, 126, and 127 and
teaches a section or a large section for each of the two
coordinated courses per semester (fall and spring sessions) and
participates in curriculum development efforts.
- Develops and updates syllabi, study guides, instructor’s
guides, test questions, tests, and web- based material.
Participates in regular meetings of departmental instructors and
staff meetings as needed. Implements the use of technology in the
teaching of courses. Sets the test dates for the Gateway exam and
schedule for help room.
- Holds regular office hours for students involved in classes
- Manages the department’s teaching equipment, teaching
materials, and supervises the GTAs responsible for discussion
sections (or coordinates the unit’s GTA supervision program, as
- Adheres to department, College and university policies and
- Collaborates with the department’s administration and faculty
to develop and implement curriculum changes. This includes
partnering with faculty members to teach and implement mechanisms
for improving student learning, engagement, and retention in large
- Supports the development of teaching excellence in other
faculty and GTAs.
- Compiles yearly assessment reports on the calculus program.
Participates in long-term studies of the calculus courses.
Service – 10%
- Research efforts will contribute to the mission of the
Department of Mathematics primarily in the areas of course
development and pedagogy, through presentations at professional
conferences and publication of works in books, articles, abstracts,
or other scholarly works such as the online publication of new
active-learning materials in online formats.
- Areas of focus for publications and presentations may include
but are not limited to the scholarship of assessment and curriculum
design, the development of new undergraduate laboratories/research
opportunities and/or new teaching methods, supervision and
evaluation of undergraduate research in the professor’s area of
research expertise, methods to enhance online course resources
outside of class time and use of active learning activities to
maximize concept mastery during face-to-face class and
laboratory/discussion time, development of programs, workshops and
training guidelines that feature research-based instructional
practices (included but not limited to inquiry and discovery based
instruction, student centered instruction, peer-mentoring, and the
integration of technology into the classroom).
- Member of the department’s undergraduate committees, and other
committees as appropriate.
- 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 three areas of responsibility and
to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights,
Responsibilities, and Conduct
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ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation,
marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression
and genetic information in the University’s programs and
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Conditions of Employment
Contact Information to Applicants
Limited Term End Date
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
- Ph.D. degree in Mathematics or Mathematical Sciences. Include a
copy of your transcript, if the degree has been obtained in the
past 5 years.
- Record of excellence in teaching college-level
- Demonstrated excellent organizational and leadership
- Demonstrated ability to work well with students, faculty, and
- Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Advertised Salary Range
Competitive with comparable research universities
The Assistant Teaching Professor will teach calculus courses and
will work with the mathematics department administration and
faculty to develop and implement changes in the calculus and
precalculus curricular and delivery. These courses have an
enrollment of around 2,500 students per year. The Assistant
Teaching Professor (with the other calculus coordinators) will also
coordinate the calculus courses and services for calculus students,
and will train and supervise graduate teaching assistants.
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 the year 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 actively encourages applications from
members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The
successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in
the U.S. before employment begins. Position to begin as early as
August 18, 2022.
A city of approximately 97,600, 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 capitol.
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 then an hour away.
Application Review Begins
Anticipated Start Date
Additional Candidate Instruction
For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to
A complete online application includes the following: CV; 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/list/18259
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's
contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important
part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the
following question at the time of application. The response must be
within 4,000 characters or less.
- Describe your experiences working with people from diverse
backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your
commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Initial review of application will begin October 25, 2021 and
continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.