Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
Santa Clara University
Department, Program, Center: Mathematics and Computer Science
Specialty or Subdiscipline: Mathematics
College or School: College of Arts and Sciences
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for academic year adjunct lecturers (fixed-term, non-tenure track) for the 2017-18 academic year. The department may be able to offer multiple positions. We are interested in applicants who can contribute to our lower-division curriculum. Teaching responsibilities may include calculus, for both science/engineering students and/or business students, introductory (non-calculus) probability and statistics, discrete mathematics, pre-calculus, mathematics for non-science majors, introductory programming or object-oriented programming. Candidates are not required to be able to teach all courses listed above. The course load will be seven courses over three 10-week academic quarters. An eleventh week is for final exams and exams must be held in that week.
Salary: TBD. The 2016-17 salary range was $55475 - $58800, depending on teaching experience.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should preferably have a Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics, or a closely allied field. Otherwise, an M.S. in one of those fields with equivalent academic experience is sufficient. Candidates should have demonstrated experience of excellent teaching in mathematics.
1. Teaching (95%)
a. Teach courses as assigned. The full-time teaching load for fixed-term Academic Year Adjunct Lecturers is seven courses. Teaching a course typically includes developing syllabi, assignments, and course schedule before the course begins; developing appropriate teaching preparations for each class meeting; conducting and appearing on-time for all scheduled class meetings; submitting course grades by quarterly deadlines; and administering all required course evaluations.
b. Use appropriate measures of student performance, provide timely feedback to students, and assign grades that are an accurate and fair evaluation of student work;
c. Post and maintain regular office hours at times reasonably convenient for students;
d. Demonstrate a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively.2. Service (5%)
a. Service at the department level including: attending faculty meetings or other appropriate department gatherings and participating constructively; serving on department committees; participating in student recruitment and retention activities as deemed appropriate by the department chair or department culture.
Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.
Close Date: 2/24/2017
Open Until Filled: No
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit the materials below to the PeopleAdmin system via the Human Resources website. The application will include: 1) A cover letter addressing the candidates qualifications for the position and specifically addressing the range of courses meeting departmental needs that the candidate has either taught or for which the candidate can demonstrate the ability to offer. 2) A brief teaching statement. This may include overall philosophies of teaching, and/or specific pedagogical methods the candidate has successfully employed. 3) Student/peer evaluations or other indications of teaching effectiveness. Narrative evaluations from all the students in a course (not just a sample) are even more useful than numerical evaluations. 4) Samples of course syllabi 5) Curriculum Vitae/Resume 6) Graduate Transcripts (copies are acceptable) 7) At least two letters of recommendation addressing teaching. The letters will be solicited through the applicant portal system upon submission.
Review of applications will start immediately.For Questions, please contact Prof. Edward Schaefer (firstname.lastname@example.org) Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0310, 408-554-4525.
To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to https://jobs.scu.edu
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in Californias Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all masters universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is Californias oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at http://www.scu.edu/cs/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.
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