Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer (Pool)

Santa Clara University

Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer (Pool)

Santa Clara University

Department, Program, Center: Mathematics and Computer Science

Specialty or Subdiscipline: Lower division Mathematics

College or School: College of Arts and Sciences

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit Catholic institution, currently has need to staff sections of lower-division mathematics courses by part-time adjunct faculty during the 2016-2017 academic year. The exact number and distribution of sections is contingent on enrollment and funding.
Santa Clara University is on the quarter system. Each quarter (fall, winter and spring) is 10 weeks long, with an extra week for final examinations.
For an instructor teaching in the Fall or Winter, re-employment in subsequent quarter(s) in academic year 2016-2017 may be possible as openings in the department occur for which the applicant is qualified. Such re-employment is contingent upon a satisfactory evaluation of applicant's performance in the course(s) taught in the Fall (or Winter) Quarter, curricular need, and funding.

Salary: $6,500 per course

Basic Qualifications:
Terminal degree preferred. A candidate with a master’s degree will be considered if the candidate also has 3-5 years of academic (teaching) experience. Degrees can be in mathematics or closely related fields. It is desirable that candidates have appropriate professional teaching experience, particularly in introductory mathematics courses, and be available to teach early morning or mid-afternoon classes, if needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

Faculty responsibilities are specified by the Santa Clara University Faculty Handbook (sec. 3.6).
Duties include but are not limited to:
(1) Teaching a course load of one or two sections per quarter (but no more than 4 courses per year) of lower-division service courses such as: Precalculus, Finite Mathematics, Calculus for Social Sciences, Calculus I, II, III, and IV for Science and Engineering, Business Calculus I and II, Introduction to Statistics, or possibly other elementary mathematics or computer-related courses;
(2) Conducting all class meetings and exams, including holding the final exam at the scheduled time;
(3) Holding regular office hours each week on campus;
(4) Assigning and submitting grades to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;
(5) Administering numeric and narrative evaluations approved by the Chair of the Department for each course taught;
(6) Fulfilling other academic duties, such as attending faculty meetings or departmental events, including those assigned by the Dean of the College or the Chair of the Department.

Work Authorization:
Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

Close Date: 6/30/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application Procedure: Interested applicants should submit: (1) a letter of application referencing this advertisement and indicating why the candidate is interested in teaching at Santa Clara University; (2) a brief statement of teaching philosophy with indication of past teaching experience; (3) an up-to-date Curriculum Vitæ, (4) a list of three references, (5) graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable), (6) if possible, all numerical and written evaluations from students for some recently taught mathematics courses.

Additional Information:
Starting Date: Classes for the Fall Quarter begin on Monday, September 19, 2016; for the Winter Quarter on Monday, January 9, 2017; for the Spring Quarter on Monday, April 3, 2017.

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About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

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