Assistant Professor - Mathematics - College of Integrated Studies - 17847
Job posting number: #7090355
Posted: December 8, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Department of Integrated Studies in the College of Integrated Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track faculty member in the area of Mathematics beginning August 2022 with rank to be determined at hire. This is a full-time position with responsibilities for teaching undergraduate courses in Mathematics, research, and service to the university, community, and profession. Research and teaching expertise should complement existing faculty expertise and may include the scholarship of teaching and learning.
The successful candidate will have a strong focus on pedagogy and course redesign relative to teaching Introduction to College Algebra, College Algebra, Quantitative Reasoning, Trigonometry, Finite Mathematics, and Calculus, as part of the Associate of Arts and Sciences program. Teaching is a primary focus of this position but the candidate will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda that engages undergraduate students, results in publications and contributes to advancing the department, university, the profession, and society. The candidate will also be expected to participate in service activities and embrace the principles of diversity and inclusion as a member of the university community.
Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience.
Ph.D. in Mathematics or Math Education or closely related field. [ABD candidates may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date in August 2022; if not, they will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2023 in advance of their first scheduled review.]
Demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching with an emphasis on promoting the success of undergraduate students, clear evidence of scholarly potential, commitment to working with diverse populations and serving as active member of the university community.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills
Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
Full-Time teaching responsibilities include the courses: Introduction to College Algebra, College Algebra, Quantitative Reasoning, Trigonometry, Finite Mathematics, and Calculus. Other courses may be assigned based on interest and experience. Candidates should demonstrate a clear record and/ or evidence of potential in teaching and scholarly activity. Service responsibilities include committee service at the departmental, college, and university levels as well as participation in community organizations and the discipline as relevant to the candidate’s expertise and interest.
The Department of Integrated Studies is a multi-disciplinary department of dedicated educators--currently more than 40 full and part-time faculty and instructional academic staff. The department is located in Janesville at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at Rock County branch campus (known informally as “U Rock.”) The College of Integrated Studies enrolls approximately 700 students who are completing the first two years of their undergraduate program. The department offers the Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree as well as the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree.
Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.
The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.
UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.