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Visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics (full semester hire)

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Position Details

Classification Information

Classification Title Assistant Professor

Position Information

Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics (full semester hire)
Position Number
Department Arts and Sciences
Job Description Summary

The Department of Applied Mathematics at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA seeks to fill a Visiting Assistant Professor (also know as full semester hire) position that will start September 2017.

We are especially seeking candidates with data science, operations research or actuarial experience in industry and/or in higher education. We will consider PhDs with teaching experience in related fields, too.

The majority of students that our applied math professors teach are engineering majors and computer science majors. Many of these students are also applied math minor students. Professors in the Department of Applied Mathematics do teach and mentor applied math major students, also, but they are a small percentage of the student body. We value creative and passionate educators that can teach all students.

We are also excited about educating students in an environment that fosters EPIC-Learning: Externally Collaborative, Project-based, Interdisciplinary Curricula for Learning. This EPIC approach to learning mimics what happens in many workplaces across the country. The undergraduate Applied Mathematics major is an interdisciplinary curriculum, so we seek applications from candidates with wide intellectual interests and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, advising and scholarship. The ideal candidate must be able to develop interdisciplinary projects and foster connections within the Applied Math Department, with other departments at Wentworth and with the external professional community that enrich student experience.

Faculty participate in teaching (especially project-based); curricular development; scholarly activities; advising applied math majors; recruiting high school and current students for the Applied Math B.S. program; collaborating with our Industrial Professional Advisory Committee (and recruiting new members for this committee, as needed) and other service to the Applied Mathematics Department and to the Institute.

If you are interested in preparing our next generation of engineers and designers and if you have substantial experience with project-based learning and undergraduate mathematics education innovation then we’d love to hear from you. In your application please include:1) a cover letter that addresses this job description; 2) a current cv or resume, including references; and 3) a statement of your teaching philosophy.

Wentworth seeks to increase the diverse perspectives of its faculty and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in STEM.

Minimum Education Required Doctoral degree
Preferred Education Doctoral degree
Minimum Work Experience Required 1 - 3 years
Preferred Work Experience 1 - 3 years
Minimum Knowledge Required Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations.
Preferred Knowledge Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Applied Mathematics or a related field with 1-2 years of mathematics (or similar) teaching experience

Advertised Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. Applied Mathematics or a related field with 1-2 years of mathematics (or similar) teaching experience

Salary Range

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00133
Job Category

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Boston.com
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Colleges of the Fenway site
    • Wentworth site
    • Studentaffairs.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed.
    • NE HERC
    • El Mundo
    • Sampan
    • Bay State Banner
    • Colors Magazine
    • AcademicKeys
    • Referral
    • Other
  2. * Do you now or will you in the future require sponsorship to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a PhD in a related field?
    • yes
    • no

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents