Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

Posted in Education and Training


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Job Info


The University of Denver is a medium-size (12,000 students) private university located in a thriving metropolis at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is comprised of five departments: Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geography and the Environment, Mathematics, and Physics and Astronomy. Working together, we prepare a diverse community of undergraduate and graduate students with knowledge and understanding of science and mathematics through the promotion of experiential education and excellence in research. For more information, see our web page at https://science.du.edu/

DU and the Department of Mathematics is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations.

The Department of Mathematics consists of twenty faculty and offers bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees. Active areas of research include algebraic logic, combinatorics, ergodic theory, functional analysis, graph theory, nonassociative algebra, noncommutative geometry, number theory, operator theory, probability, representation theory, set theory, statistical physics and topological dynamics.

Position Summary

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Denver invites applications for a postdoctoral Visiting Assistant Professor position in mathematics to begin in the fall of 2022. This is a non tenure-track position that may be renewed for a maximum of three years. The successful candidate will teach five undergraduate courses over three quarters during the 9-month academic year and is expected to conduct high quality research. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests have some overlap with those of the permanent faculty members. Active areas of research include algebraic logic, combinatorics, ergodic theory, functional analysis, graph theory, nonassociative algebra, noncommutative geometry, number theory, operator theory, probability, representation theory, set theory, statistical physics and topological dynamics. Experience in teaching college mathematics and evidence of research ability and potential are also required. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in mathematics completed between May 1, 2016 and September 1, 2022.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply electronically at www.mathjobs.org and should submit an AMS cover sheet, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a one-page diversity statement. A minimum of four letters of recommendation, with three concerning research and one teaching, should be submitted on behalf of the applicant. In addition, applicants should complete a brief online application at https://www.du.edu/jobs.

Essential Functions

A visiting assistant professor:

  • Teaches 5 undergraduate courses per academic year during the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.
  • Conducts high quality research under the mentorship of a permanent faculty member of the Department of Mathematics.
  • Participates in departmental seminars and generally supports the research enterprise of the department.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Teaching experience at college level math courses,
  • Ability to conduct high-quality research in mathematics,
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Initiative and ability to work both independently and in a collaborative, collegial environment.
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse communities or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence, equity, and access in education.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Mathematics.
  • Teaching experience at college level math courses.
  • Evidence of research ability and potential.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience or commitment to engage effectively with historically underrepresented communities.
  • Research interests have some overlap with those of the permanent math faculty.

Work Schedule
As assigned by the Department Chair

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) February 14, 2022.

Special Instructions
Applicants should apply electronically at www.mathjobs.org in addition to the online application at https://www.du.edu/jobs.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $51,000-$54,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status.

Benefits:
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. AMS Cover Sheet
  2. Cover Letter
  3. C.V.
  4. List of Publications
  5. Teaching Statement
  6. Research Statement
  7. One-page diversity statement about your experience with and commitment to inclusive excellence and how the applicant can contribute to DU's values, practices, and actions [https://www.du.edu/equity/dei-action-plan] regarding diversity, equity and inclusivity and to work effectively with ethnically/racially diverse populations.
  8. A minimum of four letters of recommendation, with three concerning research and one teaching, should be submitted on behalf of the applicant at www.mathjobs.org.

The University of Denver is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff, and encourages applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of students or who can otherwise contribute to a climate of inclusivity are strongly encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. The University of Denver is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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