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College of Arts and Sciences - Assistant Professor - Non-Tenure Track - Mathematics - F1684P

Company:
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Job Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Category:
Mathematics
School/College: College of Arts and Sciences

Assignment Category
Full-Time

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track

Payroll Status: Faculty 9

Job Description

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Alabama Birmingham ( UAB) invites qualified candidates with a record of excellence in teaching introductory mathematics courses to apply for the position of Assistant Professor. The chosen candidate will join a team of dedicated educators. This position requires the candidate to teach a minimum of three sections per semester, with a focus on undergraduate calculus courses, which involve the supervision of graduate teaching assistants. This position also offers the opportunity to teach other courses. The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the US before employment begins.

The Department of Mathematics has an internationally recognized faculty and a long tradition of excellence in undergraduate education. The Department has a strong research focus, and a strong commitment to teaching, service and outreach. The PhD, MS and BS enrollments are on the rise, with the goal of growing these programs significantly over the next several years. Collaborations with UAB's medical enterprise are strong and growing, with many opportunities for faculty to participate in interdisciplinary work. For additional information about the Department, please visit: https://www.uab.edu/cas/mathematics/. Our undergraduate program, which is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, consists of about 150 undergraduate majors and offers students the ability to earn a BS in Mathematics in one of four tracks: Mathematics (Traditional) Track, Mathematical Reasoning Track, Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation Track and Mathematics with Honors. The Department also offers a popular Fast Track option (B.S./M.S. in four years). Undergraduate students receive training in all fields of pure and applied mathematics as part of their core education. Graduates of these programs are successful in industry, academia, and government. University Hall, which houses the department, contains state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture spaces, computer labs, and other facilities.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham ( UAB) is a comprehensive urban university with the nation's third-largest public hospital, which has rapidly evolved into a world-renowned research university and health care center that ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity. UAB is a Carnegie Level 1 research university. It has been consistently ranked highly, including being named the 2018 and 2019 Top Young University in the U.S. (top 10 worldwide, Times Higher Education World University Rankings), America's Best Large Employer (Forbes, 2021), and America's No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity (Forbes 2021). UAB is Alabama's single largest employer and an engine of revitalization for Birmingham. With a record enrollment of over 22,500 students, over 2,200 full-time faculty members, and a campus covering more than 100 city blocks, UAB is focused on the future of teaching, research, health care, and community service. Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, noted for its vibrant music scene, fine dining, warm weather, excellent schools, and a culture of embracing diversity within driving distance to Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville, and New Orleans.

Teaching/Advising (75 %)

1. Teaches a minimum of three courses per semester for both the fall and spring semesters.

2. Supervises the GTAs responsible for discussion sections/coordinates the unit's GTA supervision program (as appropriate).

3. Prepares adequate syllabi and instructional materials for all these courses.

4. Holds regular office hours for students involved in classes taught. A minimum of three posted office hours each week is required.

5. Adheres to department, college and university policies and procedures.

6. Collaborates in the development of course curricula and material, assessment, and delivery.

7. Collaborates with the Mathematics Department administration and faculty to develop and implement curriculum changes. This includes partnering with faculty members, in particular the coordinator for MA 106/107, to teach and implement mechanisms for improving student learning, engagement and retention in all courses.

8. Advises individual undergraduate students, as needed, regarding course selection, career development, and research projects.

9. Assists with the training, supervision and evaluation of the department's teaching assistants.

10. Supports the development of teaching excellence in faculty and GTAs.

Service (15 %)

1. Participates in the precalculus/calculus teaching team with other faculty and lecturers in order to coordinate the instruction of introductory mathematics courses and services for students.

2. Participates in relevant teaching activities designed to improve the individual's or the department's delivering of mathematics instruction.

3. Collaborates with campus student services to promote student success, retention and progress towards degree completion.

4. Participates in the assessments of student learning including the production of assessment reports for the Mathematics Undergraduate Program.

5. Collaborates with university-supported learning programs.

6. Attends faculty meetings and serves on departmental committees (e.g., Undergraduate Program Committee) and/or administrative functions.

Research (10 %)

1. Contributes to the research mission of the Mathematics Department, primarily in the teaching professor's area of research expertise, and in pedagogy, through presentations at professional conferences and publication of works in articles, proceedings, books or other scholarly works such as the online publication of new active-learning materials in online formats.

2. Possible areas of focus for publications and presentations include the scholarship of assessment and curriculum design, the development of new teaching methods, supervision and evaluation of undergraduate and graduate research in the specialist's area of research expertise, methods to enhance online course resources outside of class time, and use of dynamic learning activities to maximize concept mastery during face-to-face class and 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).

Applicants must complete both the UAB and MathJobs applications with the following materials for the application to be complete: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a publication list, a statement of future research plans, a statement on teaching experience and philosophy, and minimally, three professional references with at least one recommendation writer addressing teaching experience and ability.

Collegiality: 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 .

The College of Arts and Sciences ( CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body and is committed to their success. Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect their value for inclusive excellence in both their work and learning environment as well as in their efforts to serve and engage the community.

Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2022 but applications are welcome until the position is filled.

Required Qualifications

. PhD. in Mathematics or related field by August 15, 2022.
  • Record of teaching introductory mathematics courses.
  • Record of providing instruction at a post-secondary educational institution.
  • Demonstrated written communication skills as evidenced by application materials.
Preferred Qualifications

Extensive Calculus teaching experience is preferred.

Open Date: 10/01/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of future research plans, a statement on teaching experience and philosophy, a teaching portfolio, and minimally three letters of reference with at least one letter addressing teaching experience and ability. Applicants must submit all materials mentioned above electronically at both https://www.mathjobs.org and to https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/9723 .

EEO Statement

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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