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Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School invites applications for a four-year, full-time, Renewable Term Appointment as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning to begin July 2022. Responsibilities include teaching seven (7) courses per year, advising undergraduate students, assisting the Director of Quantitative Reasoning with curriculum development, administering placement tests, and program assessment. The faculty member will be expected to participate in the activities of the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (and its Interdisciplinary Science major), where the position resides, as well as those of Eugene Lang College and The New School. Integration and implementation of pedagogical best practices in quantitative reasoning and literacy, mathematics, and statistics are expected, as is participation in the QR/QL academic community as demonstrated by activities such as attendance at conferences, faculty development workshops, and participation in on-campus and off-campus initiatives focused on quantitative literacy across the curriculum.
Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will have clear ideas for cultivating a positive learning environment within diverse groups of students and will be aware of the unique assets and challenges of an urban teaching and learning environment. This includes, but is not limited to, diversity in race/ethnicity, LGBTQ status, gender identity, socioeconomic status, familial education background, permanent residence (e.g., international, domestic, local), and career trajectories. They will also be able to adapt course material for students in a variety of academic programs (e.g., liberal arts, design) and majors. In particular, a core student constituency for Quantitative Reasoning are students pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Strategic Design and Management at Parsons School of Design at The New School. It is expected that, although candidates may have a mathematics background, they are able to engage with visual learners who possess a strong interest in business strategy and creative industries. The successful candidate will also show evidence of their dedication to inclusive learning environments and inter- and multi-disciplinary learning for social good. They will demonstrate an ability to use a range of creative, student-centered instructional strategies, including technological tools, and reflect on their effectiveness to better foster student learning.
Candidates must have a Ph.D., or an expected Ph.D. by June 2022, in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Statistics, or a related quantitative field (perhaps in the social sciences). Evidence of excellence in teaching, experience with curriculum development, and effective interactions and collaborations with students, faculty, and staff are essential.
Preferred Qualifications: The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas of employment, education, and access to its educational, artistic, or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status. The New School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. The New School is committed to actively recruiting a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply. All hiring is subject to approval by the Provost and the Board of Trustees.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021
; the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should apply by uploading the following materials to The New School’s online application system at https://careers.newschool.edu/
(1) cover letter that clearly articulates candidate’s experience, qualifications, and research interests,
(2) curriculum vitae,
(3) statement of teaching philosophy and practice, which includes how considerations of social justice and diversity, equity and inclusion inform your teaching, and
(4) the names of three references—of which at least two can specifically address your teaching.
Please do not include letters of recommendation or any other additional materials at this time
In addition to a dynamic and progressive work environment, The New School offers a competitive benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts and a tuition waiver. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer employee assistance services, health and well-being programs and over four weeks of vacation time per year.
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Interested candidates must apply online at: https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/20121