Employment Opportunities

The Department is seeking to fill:

 

(I) A large number of Visiting Assistant Professor positions, including hiring the inaugural class of Marshall H. Stone Visiting Assistant Professors (the latter carry a reduced teaching load and an enhanced research fund).

 

(II) One or more Lecturer positions.

 

Please see below for more details.

 

I. Visiting Assistant Professor: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9857

 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics http://www.math.umass.edu invites applications for Visiting Assistant Professor positions (non-tenure track) to start September 1, 2017; one or more appointments may be made as Marshall H. Stone Visiting Assistant Professor, with a reduced teaching load and an enhanced research fund. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. by the beginning of the appointment. The initial appointment is for one year and is ordinarily renewed for two additional years. Exceptional promise in research and a commitment to outstanding teaching at all levels of the curriculum are expected. The search will encompass the following areas: Algebra and Number Theory, Algebraic Geometry, Analysis and Partial Differential Equations, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Dynamical Systems, Differential Geometry and Topology, Mathematical Physics, Probability, Representation Theory and Lie Theory, and Statistics. To apply, please submit the following required documents electronically through http://www.mathjobs.org. A cover letter, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a description of research, and a statement about teaching interests and experience. The applicant must also have at least four letters of recommendation submitted on mathjobs.org, of which one must support the applicant’s effectiveness as a teacher. Questions about the position should be directed to vap-search@math.umass.edu. For additional information about the application process, please contact Christine Mirabal christine@math.umass.edu. Review of applications will begin January 11, 2017. Applications will continue to be accepted until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

 

II. Lecturer: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9858

Job Description: The Department of Mathematics and Statistics (www.math.umass.edu) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks 1 to 2 academic-year (9-month), full-time Lecturers with expertise in mathematics or statistics. Although the initial appointment is for a fixed term, the position has the potential for an open-ended appointment with just-cause protection after three years. Lecturers at UMass Amherst enjoy significant benefits and status under the negotiated faculty contract, including a promotion ladder to Senior Lecturer and Senior Lecturer II (see Article 21 of the MSP/MTA/NEA contract linked on this page: http://www.umass.edu/provost/faculty-staff-resources/policies-contracts). The Lecturer will join a team of faculty noted for excellence and innovation in undergraduate education. The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate-level. He/she will work with faculty and advising staff to assess student outcomes and foster student success.

 

Requirements: A Master's or, preferably, a Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, or a closely related field is required. Ideally, candidates will have experience in teaching mathematics or statistics in an active learning environment; be knowledgeable of course design, assessment methods and teaching strategies and be skilled at implementing best practices in the use of emerging pedagogical applications. Desired skills and experience include at least one of the following: development of actuarial courses and helping run the undergrad actuarial program; ability to lecture to large (250-student) classes and chair multi-section classes in the lower-division, from developmental math courses to linear algebra and differential equations; designing and teaching such courses in online and hybrid formats; experience/interest in working with faculty to improve the secondary math education concentration; experience/interest in teaching Mathematics content courses for future elementary teachers; supporting departmental programs to train teaching assistants; supporting departmental efforts for implementation of student-centered teaching practices.

 

Additional Information: Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Additional opportunities for summer salary are available, as related to summer advising and course development/instruction for online summer classes. Review of applications will begin January 11, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions: Complete application materials include an AMS cover sheet, a curriculum vita, a cover letter, and a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences. Electronic application materials are required and must be uploaded on mathjobs.org. In addition, the applicant must arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted on mathjobs.org.

 

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.