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Non-Tenure Track Instructor or Senior Instructor

The Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Portland State University ( invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the Instructor or the Senior Instructor level depending on qualifications and experience. We seek individuals who will be able to deliver high quality undergraduate instruction in either Mathematics or Statistics.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach service courses in Mathematics and Statistics and possibly some core undergraduate courses in Mathematics. The department is particularly interested in applicants with a background, interest, and/or prior experience in such areas as Business and Administration or Engineering, to teach service courses in Mathematics or Statistics for Business and/or Engineering students. Candidates experienced in teaching on-line courses are also of interest. The normal teaching load at these positions is 3 courses per term.

Required Key Cultural Competencies

  • Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
  • Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
  • Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement
  • Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Candidates should have at least a M.S. degree, Ph.D. preferred, in Mathematics or Statistical or equivalent, and some teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

Application materials from candidates will only be accepted through Portland State University’s employment website: Applicants should include a current CV, a teaching statement discussing, among others, such topics as the use of technology in teaching and teaching interests and at least two letters of recommendation commenting on the candidate’s ability to teach at the university level and the candidate’s rapport with students.

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Consideration of Applications will begin November 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. The postition will start Fall Term 2016.

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