Full-Time Term Faculty Position – Mathematics

Oakland, California, United States

Job description


Holy Names University (HNU) invites applications for a full-time, one-year, term (non-tenure track) faculty position in the Division of Math & Science to begin Fall Semester 2017. Teaching responsibilities for this position include college level and developmental math: Pre-calculus (Math 1) and Algebra 1 and 2 (Math A and C). Developmental math courses prepare our entering students for university level mathematics (topics in these courses range from arithmetic with integers and rational numbers, to exponential and logarithmic functions), and Pre-calculus serves the biology program. As a member of the HNU faculty, the successful candidate is expected to teach assigned courses in accordance with relevant academic policies; to participate in faculty governance and outreach; and to serve on Departmental and University-wide committees. Administrative tasks such as curriculum development and program assessment may also be assigned. Conducting and publishing scholarly research may enhance opportunities for advancement. A full-time term faculty member is hired for a designated period of time but is not on a tenure track. This position may be offered annually, but a term contract does not hold entitlement to continued employment after the term specified in the contract expires.

Candidates must possess a M.S. or higher in Mathematics or Mathematics Education. Preference will be given to candidates with a doctorate and experience teaching Math and Developmental Math. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated aptitude and passion for teaching developmental courses and engaging a diverse population with student-centered-inquiry-based curricula, and other innovative pedagogy.

Holy Names University, a Catholic liberal arts coeducational University, is committed to excellent teaching and advancing issues of social justice. HNU is consistently ranked by US News & World Report as one of the most multi-culturally diverse campus communities in the nation. Generally, the HNU student body represents more than 36 nations, over 50% of students are from under-represented ethnic backgrounds, over 50% are first in their family to attend college, and nearly 90% of students receive financial aid. Immersed in this multicultural environment, in small class settings, HNU students develop an ethical framework that guides them to encounter difference with openness and respect. Located on 60 wooded acres in the Oakland hills overlooking San Francisco Bay, the site provides ready access to the cultural, business, and educational resources of the San Francisco Bay Area.

How to apply

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. To apply, submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, official transcripts of all academic work, and 3 letters of reference to the address listed below. Please note that at least one reference letter must come from a faculty member who has observed and is very familiar with the candidate’s teaching.

Human Resources
Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619


Holy Names University (HNU) was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in 1868 on the shores of Lake Merritt. In 1957, the campus was moved from Lake Merritt to a wooded, sixty-acre site in the Oakland Hills. An academic community committed to the full development of each student, Holy Names offers a liberal education rooted in the Catholic tradition, empowering a diverse student body for leadership and service in a complex world.