In order to be considered for this position, all applicants must do the following:
Complete the online application through the umjobs.org website.
Email the following application materials as a single PDF to email@example.com:
Cover letter that contextualizes submitted materials and connects the candidate's teaching practice with the representative documents included in this portfolio (1 page). The cover letter should be addressed to "Members of the Selection Committee."
Curriculum vitae (CV).
Statement of teaching philosophy, including how diversity, accessibility, and inclusion are incorporated into the candidate's work as a teacher (maximum of 2 pages).
Evidence of effective teaching. For example, a candidate might wish to submit:
an introductory discussion of a key Calculus I concept (such as the derivative at a point) using the "rule of four" - i.e. tables, graphs, words, and formulas.
worksheets, project descriptions, and other examples of innovative teaching
up to five years of teaching evaluations (if not on file with CSP), including quantitative and qualitative data. Please contextualize these evaluations with a brief narrative or response of no more than one page.
Application review will begin on October 23 and will continue on a rolling basis. The posting will remain open until the position is filled.
The Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Mathematics for the Winter 2024 term. The appointment is active between January 1-April 30. The Winter semester itself runs from January 10-May 2.
The selected candidate will teach Math 115 (Calculus 1) for a 100% appointment. The two sections meet from 8-10 and 10-12 MWF. In CSP, a 100% appointment is a 2-2 load (2 classes each semester with 12 contact hours each week), 6+ hours of office hours each week, and additional student support.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to teach a range of college level Precalculus and Calculus courses with an emphasis on concepts and applications over formulae and rote computation. Successful candidates will share the CSP Math faculty's student-centered, compassionate, and humanistic teaching approach and organize their classrooms as spaces of active, collaborative learning where rigor is balanced with support.
All CSP faculty are required to offer extended office hours, as well as additional hours for individualized instruction (conferences). All faculty must provide students with regular feedback on homework assignments and quizzes. Applicants for this position are also expected to interact with and provide feedback to CSP Academic Advisors regarding student academic progress throughout the term.
In their teaching and course materials, candidates are expected to employ anti-racist, inclusive, and accessible practices. Teaching qualifications, teaching experience, and evidence of outstanding teaching will determine the selection of a candidate.
Master's degree (or higher) in Mathematics or related discipline.
At least two years of experience teaching mathematics.
A demonstrated commitment to anti-racist, inclusive, and accessible teaching practices, as well as an ability to work effectively with (a devoted community of) faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
A minimum of 2 years teaching a rigorous concept and applications-based version of Precalculus and Calculus I such as the courses offered at the U-M. Experience designing and implementing DEI-focused pedagogies through inquiry-based learning activities and hands-on projects on real-world topics. A facility with integral and multivariable Calculus in service of building meaningful bridges between students' current and future studies.
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.