The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit Catholic institution, currently has need to staff sections of lower-division mathematics courses by part-time adjunct faculty during the 2016-2017 academic year. The exact number and distribution of sections is contingent on enrollment and funding.
Santa Clara University is on the quarter system. Each quarter (fall, winter and spring) is 10 weeks long, with an extra week for final examinations.
For an instructor teaching in the Fall or Winter, re-employment in subsequent quarter(s) in academic year 2016-2017 may be possible as openings in the department occur for which the applicant is qualified. Such re-employment is contingent upon a satisfactory evaluation of applicant's performance in the course(s) taught in the Fall (or Winter) Quarter, curricular need, and funding.
$6,500 per course
Terminal degree preferred. A candidate with a master's degree will be considered if the candidate also has 3-5 years of academic (teaching) experience. Degrees can be in mathematics or closely related fields. It is desirable that candidates have appropriate professional teaching experience, particularly in introductory mathematics courses, and be available to teach early morning or mid-afternoon classes, if needed.
Faculty responsibilities are specified by the Santa Clara University Faculty Handbook (sec. 3.6). Duties include but are not limited to: (1) Teaching a course load of one or two sections per quarter (but no more than 4 courses per year) of lower-division service courses such as: Precalculus, Finite Mathematics, Calculus for Social Sciences, Calculus I, II, III, and IV for Science and Engineering, Business Calculus I and II, Introduction to Statistics, or possibly other elementary mathematics or computer-related courses; (2) Conducting all class meetings and exams, including holding the final exam at the scheduled time; (3) Holding regular office hours each week on campus; (4) Assigning and submitting grades to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline; (5) Administering numeric and narrative evaluations approved by the Chair of the Department for each course taught; (6) Fulfilling other academic duties, such as attending faculty meetings or departmental events, including those assigned by the Dean of the College or the Chair of the Department.
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.