Instructor or Lecturer, Math (iSTEM)

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As a next-generation public research institution, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you become an integral part of our mission to become a university for the future. You’ll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck.

The Opportunity

The Center for Initiatives in STEM (iSTEM) and the Department of Mathematics at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invite applications for a nine-month, full-time, non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer position anticipated to begin August 2023.

The ideal candidate will take a role in developing curriculum and pedagogy with the intent of improving student learning in undergraduate courses in mathematics. Additionally, we are especially interested in an individual who can contribute through their teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community and foster an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences are welcomed and thrive. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in assessment and conduct two-thirds of their teaching duties in mathematics within the EXCEL/COMPASS program which includes teaching the EXCEL STEM Seminar sequence. The  remaining third of their teaching responsibilities will be within the Mathematics Department.

The selected candidate will work directly with iSTEM within the EXCEL/COMPASS program. The mission of EXCEL/COMPASS is to increase success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) during a student’s transition to college by connecting UCF students, faculty, and STEM disciplines while creating a learning community to support discovery and engagement. EXCEL/COMPASS is structured to help students hone their math skills to easily master material in their STEM discipline. For more information about EXCEL/COMPASS, visit https://excel.ucf.edu/ .

The Department of Mathematics at UCF offers a full range of mathematics courses for its B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs, in addition to providing service courses for the university’s general education program and STEM majors. For more information about the UCF Department of Mathematics, visit http://sciences.ucf.edu/math/ .

The College of Sciences (COS) houses most of the university’s natural, computational, and social sciences in eight departments, two schools, and several centers. The college’s programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success. For more information, visit https://sciences.ucf.edu/ .

Minimum Qualifications:

An M.S. degree (for instructor rank) or Ph.D. (for lecturer rank) in Mathematics or a closely related field from an accredited institution by the time of hire. In addition, the successful applicant must have undergraduate teaching experience in lower division courses.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Equivalent of three years of full-time teaching experience.

  • Experience in STEM education and implementation of student success initiatives.

  • Experience using online technology in mathematics courses.

  • Experience coordinating courses with multiple sections.

  • Experience teaching and managing large lectures.

  • Experience in seeking external funding for educational research.

  • Experience with teaching in upper division courses.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs. In addition to the online application, candidates should upload the following:

1)  A letter of application (cover letter).

2)  A current curriculum vita (CV).

3)  A teaching statement.

4)  A list of three academic or professional references (including address, phone number and email address).

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

Review of applications will begin April 3, 2023 and continue until filled.

The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.

Questions regarding this search may be directed to Dr. Heather Edwards, Search Committee Chair, at heather.edwards@ucf.edu .  

Questions regarding the EXCEL/COMPASS program should be directed to Dr. Melissa Dagley, iSTEM Executive Director, at melissa.dagley@ucf.edu .

Special Instructions to the Applicants:


Job Close Date:

Open until filled

Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as ‘Open until filled ’ may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks!  In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
  • Retirement savings options.
  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
  • Education assistance.
  • Flexible work environment.

And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/ ).

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger , and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 240 degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.


College of Sciences (COS) - Department of Mathematics

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at  http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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