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Full-Time Faculty Position in Mathematics

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY Full-time
Posted on August 29, 2018

About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the State University of New York, invites nominations and applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Science and Math Department, School of Liberal Arts.

Job Description:

The College reserves the right to select one or more candidates after having been duly reviewed and presented to the President in conformance with the provisions of Article 15 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city's art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The College continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.

The School of Liberal Arts provides the foundation for an FIT degree, committed to providing a broad-based general education for FIT students, integrating traditional academic study with career preparation. Home to seven academic departments, 17 minors, and two interdisciplinary majors, our faculty prepare students to become reflective, critical, and engaged citizens of the world. Committed to scholarship, academic service and student-centered instruction, faculty members foster an understanding of diverse cultures and international perspectives as well as an appreciation for the richness and changing composition of American culture.

The Science and Math Department seeks to develop students' scientific and mathematical literacy, as well as critical thinking abilities. Using a variety of instructional delivery methods and appropriate technologies, faculty provide students with the analytical skills needed to locate and evaluate technical, scientific and quantitative information so that they may contribute to and succeed in the global society.

The Science and Math Department is seeking a broadly trained mathematician with a wide range of experience. Teaching responsibilities include courses within various mathematical concentrations, including statistical analysis, geometry for art and design, and financial math. Candidates should also be skilled at helping students become proficient in using basic software (e.g., Microsoft Excel, R, SAS, etc.).

Additional responsibilities include participation in the further development of courses for the minor in mathematics, development/revision of math curriculum, and other scholarly work. In sum, the successful candidate will exhibit clear promise for teaching and in the development and delivery of innovative undergraduate mathematics curriculum.

Requirements:

Successful candidates will excel in the following areas:

Globalism

* Demonstrate appreciation for cultural diversity and sensitivity to all racial, ethnic, religious and social groups, and incorporates this understanding into teaching and learning situations involving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines.

* Incorporate global interests and issues into the classroom.

* Participate in the mathematics minor and bring global perspectives based on related content.

Instructional Design

* Develop updates to mathematics curriculum.

* Demonstrate ability to create applied STEM examples for the classroom.

* Develop cross-curricular courses(s) within the mathematics disciplines.

Learning Enrichment

* Demonstrate capability in utilizing a variety of classroom instructional delivery methods including classroom lecture, online teaching, and hybrid teaching.

* Demonstrate capability in utilizing methodologies including collaboration, group work, active learning, team project-based learning and interdisciplinary teaching.

* Facilitate in students' acquisition of information and knowledge about mathematics.

* Exhibit a love of mathematics, communicating and instilling that passion in students.

* Develop students' critical thinking and problem solving skills, students' mathematical literacy, and their ability to understand mathematical information.

Professionalism

* Maintain active involvement in a scholarly field in an area of mathematics or mathematics education.

* Participate/write in mathematics publications, present at conferences, and maintain collaborations with other scholars in the STEM fields.

* Pursue grant opportunities in STEM-related areas.

Technology

* Utilize course management systems and demonstrate capability in utilizing math multimedia technology in the classroom

* Educate students in effective gathering, assessing, and use of electronic information for scientific research.

* Demonstrate an understanding of evolving technologies in delivering math content, and the ability to integrate these new technologies in the classroom.

Candidates must have a doctorate in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, or mathematics education at the time of appointment (August 19, 2019). Evidence of scholarly achievement, professional activities and teaching experience is required.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2019. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by October 1, 2018. Salary and appointment rank will be based on education level and cumulative experience. Please note that a background check is required for appointment to this position. Online applications are strongly encouraged. Please note applications without all application materials will not be considered.

Please note that a background check is required for appointment to this position.

Application Instructions:

For consideration, please provide:

Letter of interest clearly indicating your qualifications for the position; Curriculum Vitae; A minimum of three professional references, including names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact information;

Please note due that due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to contact each applicant individually. Additional information about the Fashion Institute of Technology can be found at www.fitnyc.edu.

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are

encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360, titleix@fitnyc.edu.