Mathematics & Computer Science: Director of Mathematical Studies - 000262
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Integrated and Inclusive Science Program at the University of Richmond invites applications for the position of Director of Mathematical Studies, beginning July 2019. This position is a non-tenure-track continuing position that includes both academic year and summer duties.
The candidate should have a Ph.D. in mathematics or related area and experience in undergraduate teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate a commitment to and experience in evidence-based and inclusive pedagogy. The Director is expected to teach a total of 6 courses during the academic year. Summer duties include mentoring in and co-directorship of the University of Richmond Integrated Science Experience (URISE). Regular academic year duties will include teaching the mathematics portion of either the Science, Math, and Research Training (SMART) integrated first-year learning community or our Integrated Quantitative Science (IQS) course as part of the 6-course load. Additionally, the Director will be expected to help pilot new inquiry-based activities for SMART and/or IQS, develop and teach other Mathematics courses, and maintain engagement in professional activities that advance teaching goals (e.g. pedagogical workshops, scholarship of teaching and learning). For URISE, the Director will work with the Director of Biological Instruction to recruit, coordinate, and mentor students in the program as well as being jointly responsible for ongoing assessment and improvement of the program. In addition to teaching-related duties, academic advising and service on department and/or university committees are expected.
Applicants should click "Apply Now" at the top of the page and upload a single pdf file containing: (1) a letter of application for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a teaching statement. The teaching statement should articulate the candidate’s teaching philosophy and future professional development goals and should reflect on past teaching/mentoring experiences and training/experience in implementing inclusive pedagogies. Additionally, the statement should include how the candidate will contribute to the stated goal of the School of Arts & Sciences: “to provide a learning environment in which all are free and able to express their full selves and to be a community of learners who are attentive to thriving, inclusion, and social justice.” Applicants will be asked to provide the names of three references who will receive an email asking them to submit letters of recommendation electronically. Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled.
The School of Arts & Sciences, the liberal arts core of the University, is a thriving and inclusive community of 230 faculty, twenty-two departments and ten interdisciplinary programs. We offer distinctive and engaging learning opportunities to students and outstanding resources to support the scholarly, creative, and pedagogical activities of the faculty. For information about the foundations, goals, and initiatives of the School of Arts & Sciences, see the Concept 30 Strategic Plan at https://as.richmond.edu/concept30/index.html .
The University of Richmond is a private, highly selective, predominantly liberal arts institution. The University is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community that values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment.
For more information on the department and resources, see https://math.richmond.edu . For more information on our Integrated and Inclusive Science Program, see https://inclusivescience.richmond.edu .