Instructor, Department of Mathematics

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
13 May 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The mission of the Department of Mathematics is A) to maintain an outstanding program of research in pure and applied mathematics, B) to maintain high quality undergraduate and graduate programs in mathematics, C) to offer service courses for the other Departments of the University, and D) to serve the University and the state with outreach programs. The Department has over 200 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students, with currently 32 tenured and tenure-track faculty.

Position Summary

The Department of Mathematics seeks applications throughout the year from individuals who are interested in a temporary or special assignment.

Applications will be reviewed when a vacancy occurs.

Temporary instructors are hired on a part-time basis each semester which is determined by departmental instructor need, student enrollment numbers, and funding.

Special assignments typically last up to a 9 month period or more, and can be either part-time or full-time, depending on the needs of the department.

Temporary and Special Instructors will teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses.

Required Job Qualifications

Temporary Instructor requirements: hold a Master of Science degree in Mathematics or closely related areas, and have previous university teaching experience in Mathematics.

Special Instructor requirements: hold a PhD in Mathematics or closely related areas, and have 3 years previous university teaching experience in Mathematics.

Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Experience teaching large sections (greater than 75 students) in a variety of calculus classes and beyond.

Experience coordinating large service courses in Mathematics, calculus and above.

Experience with pedagogy in teaching, using labs, flipped classrooms, smart technologies, and inquiry based learning methods.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, a current resume/curriculum vitae that details relevant research and/or teaching experience, a statement of research and/or teaching interest, and the names and contact information for 3 references. Upon application submission, references will be immediately contacted via e-mail requesting that letters of recommendation be uploaded to the system via a unique Reference Portal link.

Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

Applications will be reviewed when a vacancy occurs.

Please indicate in your application materials your interest in being considered for temporary assignment openings and or/special assignment openings.

The pool is valid through April 30, 2019, at which time all applicants wishing to remain in the pool must reapply.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact Christie Franklin, (970) 491-6452,

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Instructor Duty/Responsibility


  1. Prepare and present lessons as outlined in the course syllabi.
  2. Hold weekly office hours available to all students.
  3. Participate in group reviews prior to all exams.
  4. Administer and grade course exams up to 4 times per semester.

Percentage Of Time 80%

Job Duty Category Course Management Duty/Responsibility


  1. Attend course coordinator meetings.
  2. Manage class attendance and grade book.
  3. Follow RDS guidelines for qualified students.
  4. Turn in grade and syllabus to front office undergraduate coordinator at the conclusion of the semester.

Percentage Of Time 20%