Term Instructor/Assistant Professor of Mathematics
University of Alaska - Anchorage, AK

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University of Alaska Anchorage



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Salary commensurate with experience


Based upon level of academic appointment, applicable academic preparation and experience

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University of Alaska Anchorage - (907) 786-4608

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University of Alaska Anchorage - uaa_akjobs@uaa.alaska.edu

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Job Posting Summary

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage includes the disciplines of Mathematics and Statistics. The department offers a broad-based selection of courses and programs for students who wish to pursue a career in the above fields or who need to increase their knowledge in these areas. Visit our website at: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/mathematicalsciences. This is a full-time Term Instructor/Assistant Professor of Mathematics position for the 2013-2014 academic year. The workload includes a total of 24 credits of teaching for the entire academic year, including some upper-division courses, as well as department and university service both semesters. Applicant must demonstrate effective teaching, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and have the ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. The applicant must have experience using technology in the classroom. The Department seeks a candidate dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.

Applicant must demonstrate effective teaching at the college level, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have the ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse community. Willingness to work with students and sensitivity to a diverse student population. Collegiality is a must.

Typical education or training required for this position (including licenses).

The minimum requirement is a master's degree plus doctoral studies up through ABD in Mathematics. Preference will be given to candidates who have Ph.D. in Mathematics by August 10, 2013 and show strong teaching promise. Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment. Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred either by institutions of higher education which are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting association or by an equivalent international institution of higher education as determined by UAA based on a review by a foreign educational credential evaluation service and recognized by UAA.

Length of time and type of experience required for this position.

The applicant must have experience using technology in the classroom and experience relevant to teaching the specific course content. College level teaching experience required.

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position.

Preference will be given to candidates whose course syllabi demonstrate strong curriculum design and strong assessment of student learning skills. Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate the potential for departmental and university service, for student mentoring, and the capacity to work in a team environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach electronically the following: 1) Cover letter addressing the job qualifications and responsibilities. 2) Resume/Vita 3) Names, titles, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. (References must be able to address applicant's teaching and other job qualifications). 4) Teaching statement (Supplemental Document 1) Copies of college/university transcripts verifying undergraduate and graduate studies can be attached electronically as Transcript 1 or mailed to: Dr. Kanapathi Thiru, Search Committee Chair Mathematical Sciences Department University of Alaska Anchorage 3211 Providence Drive Anchorage, AK 99508 Phone: (907) 786-1958 email: afkt@uaa.alaska.edu If copies or transcripts are not submitted, either electronically or by mail, the application will be considered incomplete. Official transcripts will be required as a condition of employment from the successful candidate.

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action : The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office. Public Disclosure : Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. Background Investigation : Finalists may be subject to a background investigation. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a review of the results of the background investigation by the Human Resources office. Immigration Reform and Control Act : Person(s) hired by the University of Alaska must comply with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All employees must provide proof of eligibility to work. For foreign nationals requesting employer sponsored visas, a job must qualify as a "specialty occupation" to be eligible for sponsorship of a U.S. H 1B visa petition. You must present your Social Security Card as verification of your Social Security Number. If you do not have a social security number, you must present a receipt from the Social Security Administrations stating you have applied for a social security number within 10 days of your employment with the University of Alaska. Social Security : On January 1, 1982, the University opted out of the Social Security system; however, participation in Social Security is still required for adjunct faculty hired after January 1, 1996, temporary staff, extended temporary staff, and certain student employees. Also, benefit-eligible employees hired after April 1, 1986, are required to pay into Medicare even though they do not participate in Social Security. Benefits : Refer to the Benefits web page at http://www.alaska.edu/benefits for more information on benefits available to University of Alaska employees. E-Verify : The University of Alaska participates in the E-Verify program for federal contracts only. For our FAQ and F1 student information please see the following: E-Verify FAQ: http://www.alaska.edu/hr/procedures/PDF/personnel.reference.everify_faq.pdf E-Verify Participation Poster (English): https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterEnglish.pdf E-Verify Participation Poster (Spanish): https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterSpanish.pdf Right to Work Poster (English): https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/WebBPPOSTERRtoWEnglishversion.pdf Right to Work Poster (Spanish): https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/WebBPPOSTERRtoWSpanishversion.pdf

Job Duties


The successful candidate is expected to teach a variety of lower-division and upper-division courses and provide University, professional and community service for the 2013-2014 academic year in a manner consistent with the specific course content description. The average teaching load is 12 credits per semester. Faculty are also expected to hold office hours appropriate for the courses being taught, and to provide student advising when needed.

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