We seek talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning and who will help us realize our vision. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester and student advising is supported by professional staff. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core.
MATHEMATICS (Online): Visiting Assistant Professor
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled
Aurora University Online invites applications for a visiting professor of mathematics. At Aurora University Online, we are an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. We offer the wide-ranging programs of a university with the personal attention of a small college. Our faculty members are accessible, and our academic and support programs are designed to help students succeed.
Candidates for this position must hold a minimum of an MA in Mathematics or a related field (PhD is preferred). Successful candidates will be able to teach undergraduate courses in several areas of mathematics. These would include the areas of College Algebra, Statistics and Probability, Precalculus, and Calculus. Online teaching experience in higher education is strongly preferred, and course development experience is a plus.
Successful candidates will be expected to participate in curricular development, program assessment, student advising, supervising internships and student groups, and engage in institutional service and scholarship per the requirements of the Faculty Handbook. As participating members of the faculty, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the activities of the University and department, including recruiting, mentoring, and other service. This includes campus-based activities, and it is expected that faculty will live in an area in which they can travel to Aurora, Illinois regularly.
This position reports to the Assistant Dean, Online Faculty Recruitment and Development with a dotted-line relationship to the Chair, Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Participation in department meetings for mathematics faculty and AU Online is expected.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University is a private institution of higher learning in Chicago's western suburbs, offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs to more than 4,900 students annually. Our community is focused on helping students to discover what matters and then build their life around it. In addition to the main campus and the Orchard Center in Aurora, Illinois, AU offers programs online, at George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, and at the Woodstock Center in downtown Woodstock, Illinois. Aurora University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.