Cleveland State University — Assistant College Lecturer in Discrete Mathematics

Job Summary:
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Cleveland State University has an opening for an Assistant College Lecturer in Discrete Mathematics. The starting date of the appointment is August 21, 2023. This is a renewable, non-tenure-track position. CSU is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. CSU is striving to be a nationally recognized and student focused public research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and Engaged Learning opportunities for all.

The successful applicant is expected to teach Discrete Mathematics and first- and second-year mathematics and statistics courses. The successful applicant will also be responsible for providing support to graduate students enrolled via the CSU Global initiative in the Master of Computer and Information Science program. This is a large group of students, coming from diverse international backgrounds, that need to take undergraduate courses before they can proceed to graduate-level work. These students require support above and beyond what is expected for other students in the department. The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in department, college, and university service.

The Assistant College Lecturer hired for this position will have the following duties:

  • Teach discrete mathematics for the students in the CSU Global program;
  • Teach other mathematics and statistics courses at the 100- and 200- level, as needed by the department;
  • Interact with Computer Science, CSU Global and other constituencies regarding the programmatic needs regarding the teaching of discrete mathematics for these students;
  • Develop strategies for success of these students, including monitoring and encouraging attendance and participation;
  • Coordinate supplemental instruction (SI) for these students. These duties include recruiting SI leaders, scheduling and organizing SI sessions, and providing materials for and monitoring of SI sessions.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers B.S., B.A., and M.S. degrees in Mathematics, and an M.S. in Statistics anticipated for Fall 2023. The University, College of Arts and Sciences, and Department seek to attract active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

For more information about the Department, visit the following site:

Department of Mathematics & Statistics: https://artsandsciences.csuohio.edu/mathematics.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a mathematical science (such as mathematics, statistics, math education, or a related field);
  • At least 4 years of experience teaching mathematics or statistics courses OR a Ph.D. in a mathematical science and at least 2 years of experience teaching mathematics or statistics courses; and
  • Strong communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a mathematical science (such as mathematics, statistics, math education, or a related field);
  • Extensive experience teaching college-level mathematics including discrete mathematics and other mathematics and statistics courses;
  • Extensive documented experience working with students with diverse international backgrounds;
  • Recruiting and hiring supplemental instruction leaders and developing materials for supplemental instruction and/or experience supervising/coordinating a student success program involving the training of students to take leadership roles in peer-to-peer instructional activities;
  • Experience coordinating multi-sectioned courses, designing course components, and making common exams and syllabi;
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring students, and enhancing student engagement and success;
  • Demonstrated professional development such as participating in workshops on teaching mathematics;
  • Demonstrated service contributions in an academic environment;
  • Evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • The ability to contribute through teaching, and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.

Applicant Instructions:
Submit materials electronically at https://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/18456. Review of complete applications will begin on January 17, 2023. Applications received by this date will be given full consideration, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Applications will be exclusively accepted online. Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted.

In case of questions about the position, please contact the Chair of the Department, Gregory Lupton, by e-mail at g.lupton@csuohio.edu with “Assistant College Lecturer Position” in the subject line.

The following documents are required:

  • Cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts; Note: the successful candidate is required to submit an official transcript before hire;
  • Teaching Statement;
  • Diversity Statement;
  • Contact details of three references, who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. References should address teaching effectiveness.

Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s diverse community or, for applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, noting how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university.

CSU is an urban university with more than 15,000 students located in the heart of Cleveland, OH. According to the Brookings Institution, CSU is No. 18 in the U.S. among public universities that fulfill a critical dual mission: providing upward mobility and conducting impactful research. CSU is the only Ohio university in the top tier of the Brookings list. For additional information about the city of Cleveland, see https://www.thisiscleveland.com/

Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran, or genetic information.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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