Instructor/Assistant Professor, Mathematics, 1 yr., FT, Temp., Fall 2018

Westfield, Massachusetts, United States

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Job description

About Westfield State University:
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State fosters intellectual curiosity, encourages critical thinking, inspires civic engagement, and promotes a global perspective. We are public teaching institution committed to offering quality programs in the liberal arts and sciences and complementing professional studies curricula where research is strongly encouraged, especially projects that involve undergraduates and/or community partners.

Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.

Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The University is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts and offers a high quality of life. Hiking, canoeing, and ski areas are minutes away, the campus is just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.

Job Description:

The Department of Mathematics at Westfield State University invites applications for a full-time, one-year, temporary, Instructor or Assistant Professor level position beginning September 1, 2018.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will be qualified for and interested in teaching a wide variety of classes. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education and broad potential for excellence in teaching.

The teaching load is 12 credits per semester.

Salary is commensurate with experience.


Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have achieved an ABD, Ph.D. or Ed.D. prior to September 1, 2018.

Preferred Qualifications
The successful candidate will be able to teach a variety of undergraduate courses. Experience and/or interest in teaching mathematics for elementary education majors is a plus.

For additional information about the position and the department please contact the Mathematics Department at (413)572-5349. 

Additional Information:

Disability Accommodations:
Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.

Background Check:
Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.

How to apply

An on-line application is required.The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three references*

*Please provide the contact information for reference providers in the references section of the online application.

Deadline for application: Review of applications will begin July 6, 2018. The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and if needed, will remain open until finalists have been selected.

Westfield State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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As part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, Westfield State University is dedicated to equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to succeed.