Overview

Stephens College invites applications for a full-time 9-month non-tenure track position in Mathematics and Physics in the School of Health Sciences. The ideal candidate will be able to teach courses in both physics and mathematics to science and health majors, as well as develop experiential courses or mini-courses in quantitative skills tailored to students in non-STEM disciplines. We are seeking a creative colleague who can partner with faculty outside the sciences to pioneer innovative ways to engage their majors in mathematical reasoning and skills that emphasize how students will experience those concepts in their professional careers. Preference may be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability in computer information systems, as well. The successful candidate will join a dynamic faculty team in Life Sciences that is diversifying its offerings to students and expanding opportunities for both student and faculty development, including the new WiSR (Women in STEM Research) Program.

Job Duties:

  • Develop and teach undergraduate courses in mathematics and physics to science majors
  • Create new ways of integrating mathematical and other quantitative concepts into a diverse General Education curriculum
  • Advise students on their academic and professional progress
  • Provide service to the college and profession
  • Assist in development of curricula and programs within the School of Health Sciences

Education and Experience:

Essential:

  • Earned PhD in mathematics, physics, or related field
  • Experience teaching at the collegiate or university level
  • Experience designing and teaching engaging courses for non-STEM majors
  • Ability to implement innovative and diverse teaching styles to a wide variety of learners
  • Excellent collaborative and communication skills

Highly Desired:

  • Postdoctoral or industry experience
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate research students
  • Ability to teach introductory courses in computer information systems

 Stephens College offers excellent benefits, including vacation/holiday/sick pay, health/dental/life insurance, tuition waiver and college-matched retirement plan.

Stephens College does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of age, color, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status and all other classifications protected by law. Stephens College also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX or disability accommodations, any other concerns related to equity or noncompliance, or requests for a complete copy of the College’s policy should be directed to the Stephens College Equity Compliance Team at [email protected],  www.stephens.edu/equity or (573) 876-2321 or the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at http://www.ed.gov/ocr 

About Stephens College

Stephens College is a women’s college proudly located in downtown Columbia, MO, home to the University of Missouri and two private colleges with a total student population of about 40,000. Since our founding in 1833, we’ve been offering innovative, career-focused programs sound in the liberal arts with a focus on creative arts and sciences. We take a hands-on, experiential approach to education, making sure our students get both quality classroom instruction and external work experiences that complement their coursework. Stephens College prepares students to become leaders and innovators in a rapidly changing world. Graduate, online, and certificate programs available to women and men as part of our commitment to lifelong learning.

The college prides itself on fostering a close-knit faculty community and on providing a welcoming, learning-centered environment for students. The learning community is distinguished by small classes, close engagement with faculty, intellectual rigor, and dynamic programs of study that reflect the College’s mission of lifelong learning. Stephens College contributes to the vibrant social and cultural climate which makes Columbia such a desirable place to live.