Lecturer I/II or Teaching Assistant Professor, Mathematics



Job description

University of Nevada, Reno – Main Campus

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or [email protected]. For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778.

Job Description

The Mathematics and Statistics Department at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications for an open non-tenure track position at the rank of Lecturer I/II (MS degree) or Teaching Assistant Professor (PhD degree). The position begins on July 1, 2022.

The position is intended to support the teaching of mathematics content courses for elementary and middle school teachers (for K-8 certification) and core mathematics and statistics (required for all undergraduate students). Duties of this position include teaching a variety of undergraduate mathematics and/or statistics classes in small and large sections, supervising and mentoring teaching assistants, holding office hours, developing syllabi, assignments, writing exams, maintaining an LMS presence (e.g. Canvas) and an online HW system presence, performing Department, College, and University service. Other duties may be assigned by the Chair as necessary.

Lecturer Statement

The University of Nevada, Reno reserves the right to hire at any level of Lecturer (I-IV) or Teaching Assistant/Associate/Professor (terminal degree candidates) that is appropriate for the hire. If you have questions about title, please inquire during the interview process.

Required Qualifications

Lecturer I, II – MS in Mathematics or Statistics, or another Mathematical Science and experience teaching lower division mathematics or statistics courses at the university level.

Teaching Assistant Professor – PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, or another mathematical science OR PhD in Mathematics Education plus a masters in a mathematical science. Experience teaching lower division mathematics or statistics courses at the university level.

Preferred Qualifications

Individuals who demonstrate they can teach or would be willing to learn to teach and seriously embrace our curriculum in mathematics for elementary and middle school teachers, given to UNR College of Education students. We expect these courses to evolve as certification rules within Nevada evolve, new math education research emerges at this level, and concerns arise with the Nevada and US Departments of Education. PhD (in a mathematical science or in mathematics education) is also preferred.

Compensation Grade
Lecturer I, II

Teaching Assistant Professor

Salary Schedules

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving expenses (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

Department Information

The Department has over 40 graduate students and more than 250 majors, and it is home to a dynamic group of over 30 graduate faculty with diverse interests and expertise in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Probability, Statistics, and Data Science. Please visit the departmental home page at https://www.unr.edu/math for more information about the department and the university website https://www.unr.edu/academics for a list of UNR Schools and Colleges.

Contact Information: Beth Jacobsen at (775) 682-8787 or [email protected]


Full-Time Equivalent
Close Date 01/21/2022

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver’s license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevadas land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a Top Tier Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a persons age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.

How to apply

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at [email protected].

Applications Materials: Please attach the following required documents to your application.
1) Resume/CV
2) Cover Letter
3) Statement describing teaching experiences/interests and philosophy
4) Complete teaching evaluations for courses recently taught; a summary of numerical scores preferred
5) Applicants must also arrange for at least two (2) reference letters addressing teaching ability. The letters of reference must be emailed to Birant Ramazan, Search Chair, [email protected], by 11:59pm PST, Friday, January 21, 2022.
6) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

Posting Close Time

This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior. Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2022.

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