Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor of Mathematics

Location
Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Posted
Thursday, 22 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 20 May 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Department: Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MANS), School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyzstan and possibility of moving across campuses in future
Deadline: 20 May 2021

Background 

The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 as a private, not for profit, secular university through an International Treaty signed by the Presidents of the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan, and His Highness the Aga Khan; ratified by their respective parliaments and registered with the United Nations. The Presidents are the Patrons of the University and His Highness is the Chancellor. UCA’s mission is to promote the social and economic development of Central Asia, particularly its mountain communities, by offering an internationally recognised standard of higher education, and enabling the peoples of the region to preserve their rich cultural heritage as assets for the future. UCA brings with it the broader commitment and partnership of the Aga Khan Development Network. For more information: www.ucentralasia.org. 

Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities:

The University of Central Asia is seeking a Mathematics Faculty Member to have an active involvement in the development, planning, preparation, and undertaking of all academic upgrading initiatives related to Mathematics instruction within the duration of their contract. This individual is expected to teach two courses each semester from two/three cohorts of 20-30 international students by engaging students in problem-solving and concrete examples and applications to abstract ideas. The Mathematics Faculty Member's position supposes to ensure students are prepared for mathematics rigors and their application across other disciplines.  

Overall Programme Outcomes for Mathematics: 

  • The Mathematics Faculty Member will teach a series of Mathematics courses preferably Calculus-II, Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics and Statistics. 
  • The students should achieve the following learning outcomes: 
  • Apply mathematical reasoning skills to identify the scope of complex mathematical problems;
  • Develop logical skills in writing program across computer science courses; 
  • Select mathematical techniques and methods required to solve discrete mathematics problems;
  • Use computational strategies related to Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Probability and advanced Statistics;
  • Justify solutions through mathematical arguments that integrate multiple concepts;
  • Use a variety of ways to represent and communicate the processes used and solutions to discrete mathematics problems;
  • Use computational strategies related to Limits, Continuity, Derivatives, Integrals, and Vectors to explore mathematical concepts;
  • Express statement and problems using precise mathematical language in new and familiar domains;
  • Create   a mathematical proof or disproof of a given statement choosing methods from different proof techniques;
  • Use modular arithmetic and congruences relations in cryptography;
  • Evaluate the correctness and complexity of the algorithms and use counting principles in computation;
  • Solve differential equations and application in physics and engineering.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree from a globally recognized university in Mathematics or a related discipline where the individual had the opportunity to use advanced statistical methodologies (R-programming) would be ideal; 
  • Teaching Certification from a globally recognized university;
  • Experience (5+ years) in teaching Mathematics in community college and/or university students;
  • Native-like English;
  • Experience in teaching Mathematics in English medium (3-4 years).

Desirable Attributes:

  • A Ph.D. from an internationally recognised university would be an asset;
  • Experience teaching Calculus, Discrete Mathematics and Advanced Statistics;
  • Experience in R-programing and other statistical tools;
  • Experience with Mathematics curriculum development;
  • Experience in developing and delivering training modules to other teachers, tutors, mentors, etc.;
  • Experience managing student projects;
  • Professional familiarity with Central Asian secondary and post-secondary education landscape would be an asset;
  • Advanced Russian and some knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik or Kazakh would be an asset.

Rank of the Mathematics (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/ Assistant Prof./ Associate Prof. /Prof.) will be based on the candidate’s prior experience and record. For the Rank of Associate Prof. and higher will be further evaluated by other University Promotion Committees and BOT approval will be needed.  

Relationships 

The Math Faculty Member will:  

  • Report to the Chair of Department of Mathematics and Natural Science;
  • You should be prepared to relocate by August 2021 for acculturation and to prepare for teaching starting in September academic year.

Salary and Package

Commensurate with qualification and experience to attract the best candidate. 

The job description is subject to change. 

How to Apply

To apply please send us (1) an up-to-date resume; (2) a sample of any published work; (3) two references (one to attest to your teaching experience, and another to your research experience) and (4) teaching evaluations from the last three years of employment (if available) to kg.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 20 May 2021. Please use: “Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/ Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor of Mathematics” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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