Assistant Teaching Professor position

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position, with eligibility for Continuing Status, to commence August 1, 2022, or as soon as possible after that date. The Faculty and Librarian Collective Agreement has provisions for the eventual promotion of Teaching Stream faculty members into a tenured position.

The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada!s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It's different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what!s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada!s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.

The University of Victoria campus is located on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish Peoples and we are privileged to do our work in a way that is inspired by their history, customs and culture.

The Department is strongly committed to both excellence and equity in both teaching and research with international stature in various areas of mathematical and statistical research. The Department teaches almost all mathematics and statistics courses offered at the university, and prides itself in the high quality teaching it provides. The Department has award winning teaching and research faculty who together support the teaching as well as the research missions of the Department. Successful applicants will be welcomed into a stimulating, collegial and culturally diverse Department with an outstanding record in both research and teaching. More information about the Department, including descriptions of courses offered, can be found at its website: www.uvic.ca/science/math-statistics/

Teaching Stream Faculty at the University of Victoria have a workload of 70% teaching, 20% service, and 10% scholarly activity. Teaching faculty in the department of mathematics and statistics teach a maximum of seven 1.5 unit courses per year and their teaching duties may consists of a combination of actual classroom teaching and coordination of multi-section 1st or 2nd year courses. Teaching Stream Faculty in the Department assume leadership roles in areas such as curriculum development and innovations in the use of educational technology. 

We strongly value candidates who share our Department!s commitment to equity and inclusivity in scholarship and teaching. We strive for innovation in the classroom, creativity and leadership in research, with due attention to the needs of Canada!s most marginalized communities.

A Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics or equivalent is required. Successful applicants will demonstrate a passion for teaching and will provide documented evidence of excellence in the delivery of mathematical sciences courses at the first- and second-year level as well as a potential to teach upper level courses in mathematics or statistics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a wide range of courses within the Department. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach students from a variety of departments and backgrounds. The successful candidate should demonstrate the potential to play a leadership role in mathematics and statistics education. The successful candidate will engage in scholarly activity in mathematics, statistics, mathematics education, or statistics education. Experience in teaching Mathematics for Elementary Education, Calculus, or Introductory Statistics, will be considered an asset.

To be considered, applications should be made through MathJobs.org, and should include: a cover letter detailing interest in and experience pertaining to the position; a curriculum vitae; a teaching dossier (or equivalent documentation) that outlines teaching experience, philosophy and effectiveness; and at least three letters of reference in support of the application. Questions about this position are welcomed and can be addressed to the Chair of Mathematics and Statistics at mschair@uvic.ca.

Review of applications will begin on May 18th, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).

The University of Victoria is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate!s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

The University of Victoria requires all students, staff and faculty coming to campus to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status. Declaration is confidential and will be securely stored. New employees will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to beginning employment at the University of Victoria.