Mathematics Education

Renewable Term Positions

for Fall 2021

Apply at MathJobs.Org

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Oklahoma (OU) is seeking to strengthen its First-Year Mathematics program. OU is experiencing an exciting multi-year period of growth that is in part fueled by its noteworthy retention of incoming students. We are looking for candidates who understand the balance of meeting the needs of incoming students while maintaining academic excellence. We encourage dynamic and innovative individuals to apply for a full-time, renewable term faculty position beginning August 2021.

For this position, normal duties consist of teaching the equivalent of 24 credits per year and rendering service to the department, university, and profession. Additional work, including evenings, would be expected to help with tutoring and review sessions run through the Mathematics Help Center.

Expectations

Requirements for the successful candidate include:
  • an earned Master’s degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education, and
  • a record of exemplary teaching either:
    • post-secondary mathematics courses at the 1000-level (courses ranging from College Algebra to Precalculus but also credit-bearing courses aimed at first-year students not pursuing STEM fields, such as Business Precalculus or Calculus) or
    • secondary mathematics courses covering the same content.
Other desirable qualities of candidates include, but are not limited to:
  • documented excellence in teaching, both in-person and online
  • experience serving as an instructor in courses that are coordinated
  • tutoring in a mathematics help center or mathematics tutoring center
  • willingness and ability to use a variety of digital resources in instruction and assessment (e.g., course learning management platforms, graphing calculators, online homework systems, online grading systems)
  • experience teaching courses in large sections (from 70 to 250)
  • experience using active learning and collaborative learning in instruction
  • interest and experience in research in undergraduate mathematics education

Expectations

The salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further information please access the Human Resources website.

Application

For full consideration, applicants should send a completed AMS cover sheet, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a description of recent mathematics education research (if applicable), and have at least three letters of recommendation (at least two of which must address the applicant's teaching experience and proficiency; at least one of which must address the applicant’s organizational abilities and interpersonal skills). Applicants should submit these materials through MathJobs.

Mathematics Department Contact Information:

Address: The University of Oklahoma
601 Elm, PHSC 423
Norman, OK 73019-0315
Phone: 405-325-6711
FAX: 405-325-7484
E-mail: mathsearch2@ou.edu
Website: https://math.ou.edu/jobs/2021/RTF

Screening of applications will begin on October 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is closed on MathJobs.

Additional Information

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.

In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit soonerway.ou.edu for more information.

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services.