Employment in the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics + Statistics

Portland State University is Oregon’s most affordable public research university, located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities. Our mission to “let knowledge serve the city” reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action — in Portland and around the world. The city is our campus, giving student’s unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners.

More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation.

The Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and is a premier provider of graduate education and training in Mathematics, Statistics, and Mathematics Education in the Portland metropolitan area. 

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Faculty Positions

Instructor to Senior Instructor I

The Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking applications for a 1-year, non-tenure track fixed term position at the Instructor to Senior Instructor I level, to begin September 16, 2021. 

Applicants will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in mathematics. The successful candidate will teach both lower- and upper-level undergraduate courses, so the department is particularly interested in applicants who will have a PhD in Mathematics by Fall 2021. The normal teaching load for the position is 3 courses per term. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, we ask candidates to demonstrate their ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.

Portland is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities, and Portland State University has an established record of excellence in research, teaching, community outreach, and sustainability. Please see www.pdx.edu for more details.

Minimum qualifications - MS degree in Mathematics or equivalent. 
Experience in teaching mathematics courses to undergraduate students.
Preferred qualifications - PhD in Mathematics. 
Experience in teaching mathematics courses to upper-level undergraduate students.

For more information and to apply, please refer to the position announcement on PSU's careers page.

Adjunct Instructor Pool

Position Description:

The Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for New Adjunct Instructors with expertise in Mathematics or Statistics to teach undergraduate courses. Successful applicants will be expected to teach primarily lower division courses, including one or more of the following (see the PSU Bulletin for individual course descriptions):

100-200 Level Math Courses: 
Intermediate Algebra, Excursions in Mathematics, Introductory College Mathematics, Foundations Of Elementary Mathematics, Calculus, Applied Differential Equations, Introduction to Linear Algebra, Mathematical Computing

100-200 Level Stat Courses:
Elementary Data Analysis, Application of Statistics for Business, Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Depending on expertise, applicants may have an opportunity to teach some of our upper division mathematics and statistics courses.

Minimum Qualifications: M.S. or M.A. in Mathematics or Statistics (or closely related field). Previous teaching experience.


For New Adjunct Instructors:

Complete the on-line application at https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/34160 and include the following:

  • a curriculum vita,
  • a letter of application, which should include: (1) a statement of teaching interest, (2) a suggestion of desired courses, (3) evidence of any teaching experience and effectiveness  (for example, any of the following: summary of evaluations, a letter or statement from a supervisor/person familiar with your teaching, a positive assessment, an award, etc), and (4) any significant constraints on availability,
  • names and contact information for two professional references with knowledge of the candidate’s teaching qualifications.

For Returning Adjunct Instructors (who had a teaching assignment within the past two years):

Private initiation link only, please contact Lissa Hansen, Department Administrator at lissa@pdx.edu