Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) — Assistant or Associate Professor of Mathematics (Coordinator for Algebra / Precalculus)

Job ID: 21263

Location: Brooklyn College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in the Department of Mathematics with a starting date in August 2020.

The Mathematics Department of Brooklyn College offers BA and BS programs in Mathematics, a BA program in Adolescence Education – Mathematics Teacher, and BS programs in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics; co-sponsors with other Brooklyn College departments a BS program in Computational Mathematics and two MA programs in Mathematical Education; and participates in three PhD Programs (Mathematics, Physics, and Urban Education) at the CUNY Graduate Center, where faculty may apply for joint appointments. There are about 200 majors in the undergraduate programs, with many in Actuarial Math and Secondary Math Education.

The Department is comprised of 18 full-time faculty along with about 40 adjunct instructors, who teach more than 90 sections of math courses each semester, with up to 35 students in each section, ranging from service course such as College Algebra to Advanced Math Electives. About 30 sections of College Algebra and Precalculus are offered for each semester, which are prerequisites for many courses for science majors.

The department seeks a candidate to be responsible to:

  • Teach introductory/Gateway mathematics classes.
  • Improve teaching effectiveness and student success in College Algebra and Precalculus.
  • Coordinate the teaching of College Algebra and Precalculus each semester, which includes: Teach one section of one of the two subjects; Mentor and train adjunct instructors and graduate students; Write or supervise the writing of homework, quizzes, and exams; Set and enforce grading standards across all sections; and Apply for grants to study and implement best practices in teaching students.
  • Commitment to excellence in research (Mathematics or Math Education) and teaching is essential, and service to the department and the college.

Brooklyn College, a senior College of the City University of New York, features “a special commitment to educate immigrant and first-generation college students from the diverse communities that make up our city and state.” The college ethos is strongly invested in the educational and eventual career success of a student population that encompasses a multiplicity of nationalities, ethnicities, religions, cultures and languages. We are committed to fostering a spirit of camaraderie and shared ideals across the entire spectrum of our varied constituency.  By accessing a first-class and affordable college education in an inclusive and nurturing intellectual environment, our students acquire the skills, confidence, and global mindedness that allow them to compete and thrive in a rapidly changing, unpredictable marketplace of ideas that is increasingly mindless of borders and spans the gamut of cultures and vernaculars.

To this end the college seeks faculty who are eager to engage with the diversity of our student body and have a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and heterogeneity. We seek to recruit and retain faculty who reflect the diversity of our student body.  Successful candidates will bring their unique creativity, sensitivity, insights and perspectives to a college community that welcomes innovation in scholarship and teaching. Together we will model the finest that a public urban liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies college can be for the present and future.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Qualfications

  • Ph.D. in mathematics or mathematics education or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Experience in teaching service mathematics courses such as Algebra, Precalculus, and Calculus
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve student success in courses such as Algebra, Precalculus, and Calculus
  • Demonstrated commitments to diversity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated commitments to collegiality and collaboration

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in mentoring, training, and/or managing mathematics instructors (e.g., graduate students or adjuncts)
  • Successful history of grant awards in mathematics education
  • Demonstrated commitment to success of students in mathematics
  • Experience with online mathematics homework systems
  • Ability to lead successful teams

COMPENSATION
Salary commensurate with experience and credentials.  All appointments are subject to financial availability.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY
There are two steps to the applications process. All applications must be submitted online via the CUNY on-line application system (CUNYFirst).

STEP ONE—Submit Application by visiting https://cuny.jobs/brooklyn-college/new-jobs/ 

Applicants should upload the following in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format:

  • An application letter indicating the Assistant or Associate Professor – Mathematics position, which should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CUNY’s commitment to diversity.
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement
  • Peer-reviewed publications in undergraduate mathematics research or education
  • Grant applications to further undergraduate mathematics research or education
  • Course syllabi and other materials for service mathematics courses written by applicant
  • Student evaluations of teaching

STEP TWO – Go to https://websql.brooklyn.cuny.edu/hrref/ 

All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders by visiting the link above and entering the contact information for three (3) recommenders.

The online system will automatically email your recommenders a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

CLOSING DATE
January 2, 2020

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY
CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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