Assistant Teaching Professor - Calculus

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Kansas City, KANSAS
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Position Overview

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 successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.
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 other facilities.
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.
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.

Job Description

Teaching/Advising – 65%

  • Coordinates two courses among Math 104, 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 taught.
  • 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 appropriate).
  • Adheres to department, College and university policies and procedures.

  • Professional Performance – 15%
  • 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 introductory courses.
  •  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.

  • Research – 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).

  • Service – 10%
  • Member of the department’s undergraduate graduate committees, and other committees as appropriate.
  • Participates in appropriate professional activities.

  • Required 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.

  • 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 mathematics.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with students, faculty, and administrators.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with engaged learning or inquiry-based models of calculus instruction.
  • Experience using technology in teaching.
  • Experience in supervising, training, and evaluating the instruction of mathematics

  • Contact Information to Applicants

    Gloria Prothe

    Additional Candidate Instruction

    For a complete announcement and to apply on-line, go to . A complete on-line application includes: C.V.; cover letter; teaching statements; description of relevant teaching, leadership and organizational experience; transcript copy if degree has been obtained in the last five years; 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 at , position #15557BR.

    Initial review of applications has been extended and will be reviewed beginning February 28, 2020 and continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.

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    Work Location

    University of Kansas - Lawrence

    Advertised Salary Range

    Competitive with comparable research universities.


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