Lecturer, Lower division Mathematics

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Position Information

Position Title Lecturer, Lower division Mathematics
Department, Program, Center Mathematics and Computer Science
Specialty or Subdiscipline Mathematics
Requisition Number FAC000811
College or School College of Arts and Sciences

Position Summary Information


The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, seeks to fill two Lecturer positions in lower-division mathematics. The position requires teaching seven lower-division mathematics courses over three academic quarters, professional activities that are appropriate to Mathematics and contribute to teaching, and Departmental or University service.

Lecturers are appointed for a term of three years. Reappointment to subsequent terms of three years and then six years are possible, but are dependent upon evidence of superior teaching, professional activity, and service; persistent programmatic need in the curricular area defining the position; and availability of funding.

Salary Salary and benefits competitive. Salary dependent upon the number of years of teaching experience at the University level.
Basic Qualifications

Candidates must have a graduate degree, preferably a Ph.D., in Mathematics, Computer Science, or a closely related field. Regardless of degree, candidates must provide evidence of excellence in teaching at the university or college level and have the ability to develop and teach lower-division mathematics courses, such as: Pre-calculus, Finite Mathematics, The Nature of Mathematics, Calculus I, II, III, IV (for Science and Engineering majors), Business Calculus I and II, and Introduction to Statistics. Candidates must have the potential to teach, advise and mentor undergraduates effectively, and be capable of performing service activities in the Department and/or College. Candidates must have the ability to engage in professional activities that are appropriate to Mathematics and that contribute to their primary responsibility for teaching.

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications

Faculty responsibilities are specified by the Santa Clara University Faculty Handbook (sec. 3.6). Duties include but are not limited to;
1. Teaching a standard teaching load of seven sections, consisting of lower-division mathematics courses, such as Pre-calculus, Finite Mathematics, The Nature of Mathematics, Calculus I, II, III, IV (for Science and Engineering majors), Business Calculus I and II, and Introduction to Statistics. This includes:
a. Conducting all class meetings and exams, including holding the final exam at the scheduled time;
b. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;
c. Holding regular weekly office hours on campus;
d. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;
e. Administering narrative evaluations approved by the Chair of the Department for each course taught.

2. Professional activity and service, as specified by the Santa Clara University Faculty Handbook (sec. 3.4A, 3.6);

3. Fulfilling other academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College or the Chair of the Department.

Start Date 09/01/2018
Work Authorization

A foreign national who is appointed to a tenured or tenure-track faculty position is eligible for sponsorship by Santa Clara University.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 09/01/2017
Close Date 12/31/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit:

1. A letter of application referencing this advertisement and indicating why the candidate is interested in teaching at Santa Clara University.
2. Personal statement(s) addressing teaching philosophy, professional activities that are appropriate to Mathematics and contribute to teaching, and experience working with people of diverse cultures and identities.
3. Sample narrative and numerical student evaluations.
4. Evidence of excellence in teaching, such as sample syllabi.
5. A current Curriculum Vitae.
6. Official graduate transcripts.

Additional Information

For questions, please contact Dr. Tamsen McGinley (tmcginley@scu.edu), Search Committee Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0310, 408-554-4883.

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

EEO Statement

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Teaching Statement
  3. Student/Teacher/Course Evaluations/Effectiveness
  4. Course syllabi and supporting instructional materials
  5. Curriculum Vitae
  6. Official Graduate Transcripts
  7. Understanding of the mission of Santa Clara as a Jesuit, Catholic university
  8. Letter of application: experience in working w/people of diverse cultures & identities
Optional Documents
  1. Example of scholarship
  2. Other Document
  3. Research Statement
  4. Examples of relevant scholarly papers or industry work product