Summary: Queens University of Charlotte and the College of Arts and Sciences invite applications for an Instructor of Mathematics. This is a full-time, one-year appointment, which begins August 2018. We seek a passionate educator who will thrive in a dynamic liberal arts environment. Teaching responsibilities include a variety of mathematics courses at the introductory undergraduate level. A typical course load is 12 credit hours (three 4-credit courses) per semester. Although most classes will be offered during daytime hours, there is the potential to teach in the evening.
Review of applications will continue until position is filled; priority given to those submitted prior to August 7, 2018.
Other duties may be assigned as needed to meet department, college, and university goals
Qualified candidates should submit via email to email@example.com all of the following in (.doc) or (.pdf) format:
1. a letter of interest,
2. current resume or curriculum vitae,
3. statement of teaching philosophy (one page)
4. contact information on three professional references.
Be sure to include “REF: CAS-MATH 2018-19” and YOUR NAME in your email Subject Line.
(Example: REF: CAS-MATH 2018-19, Shawn Mullin)
Queens is a private, co?ed, Presbyterian?affiliated University with 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. It operates the College of Arts and Sciences, the McColl School of Business, the Wayland H. Cato Jr. School of Education, the James L. Knight School of Communication, and the Andrew Blair College of Health, and the Presbyterian School of Nursing.
Queens offers comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, including: medical, dental and vision insurance, domestic partner benefits, defined contribution (matching) and supplemental 403(b) retirement plans, vacation and generous paid holidays, tuition remission and tuition exchange, Queens-paid life insurance, supplemental life insurance, dependent life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care, Health Savings Account), sick leave and long-term disability leave, paid parental leave, FMLA leave when eligible, reduced cost meals at Morrison Dining Hall, employee assistance program (EAP), wellness programs. In addition, employees may choose benefits such as pet insurance, critical care insurance and legal assistance.
Queens University of Charlotte is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to supporting and celebrating all forms of diversity. Queens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex (including pregnancy, child birth and conditions related to pregnancy or child birth), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, national origin, disability, political beliefs, veteran status, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, employment and hiring policies, or other University-administered programs.
Any individual with a disability who needs any reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to apply for a position or otherwise to participate in Queens' job search/selection process should contact the Director of Human Resources at 704.337.2297.
Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required
Master’s degree in Mathematics, Mathematics Education or a related field
Excellent oral communication skills and evidence of high-quality teaching effectiveness in undergraduate education
An enthusiasm for teaching mathematics to non-majors in a liberal arts environment, including cooperative learning communities, is required.
Prior undergraduate-level teaching experience
Ability to work with both traditional aged as well as adult learners, and possess the ability to connect with students at all levels of proficiency, from math lovers to math-phobics
Experience with advising, academic support services and student diversity preferred
Demonstrated skills in student engagement, faculty development, planning and evaluation, and student and faculty mentoring preferred
Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation)
Visual Abilities: Read reports, create presentations and use a computer system – 75-100% of the time
Hearing: Hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, vendors and students – 75-100% of the time.
Dexterity, Grasping, Feeling: Write, type and use the telephone, copier, and computer systems – 75-100% of the time
Mobility: Open files and operate office machines; move between departments and attend meetings across campus – 75-100% of the time
Talking: Frequently convey detailed or important instructions and ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly – 75-100% of the time
Lifting, Pulling, Pushing: Exert up to 30 pounds for force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects – 50-74% of the time.
Cognitive/Emotional: Ability to critically think and concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in conditions – 75-100% of the time.
Work in office environment, involving contact with faculty, staff, students, parents, service providers and vendors
Nestled in a historic tree-filled neighborhood just minutes from Uptown Charlotte, Queens has provided students with transformational experiences for more than 160 years.
A private, co-ed, masters-level university, Queens serves undergrad and graduate students in academic programs across the liberal arts and sciences as well as the professional fields of business, communication, nursing, health and education. All degree programs are grounded in a liberal arts core to help students hone their critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills.
With a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, the university is known for its student-centered mentality, welcoming southern hospitality and talented and caring faculty. Queens fosters student success through an intimate learning environment and excellence in teaching.
In keeping with its Presbyterian heritage, responsibility and service to society are critical components of Queens' culture, as expressed in its motto "Not to be served, but to serve."
Queens emphasizes active, collaborative learning with a focus on a 21st century global curriculum that takes students beyond the classroom and into the Charlotte community and the world... at large. With the city of Charlotte as an extended campus, students have the opportunity to launch into abundant internships, community service and academic partnerships. Undergraduate students must complete at least two internships. In addition, the majority of Queens' undergraduates study internationally in hundreds of countries via faculty-led study tours, international internships, language-immersion programs and semester exchange opportunities.
By graduation, students have obtained a comprehensive education grounded in the liberal arts and filled with opportunities to ready them for successful careers and meaningful lives.