Instructor or Assistant Professor (Term Faculty) - UMD Mathematics and Statistics

  • University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Duluth, MN
  • Apr 08, 2021
Full time Mathematics & Statistics

Job Description

The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University's mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.

The Mathematics and Statistics Department is seeking one term faculty position, at rank of instructor or assistant professor, determined by qualifications. This is a non-tenure-track appointment for one year, with possible extension as needed by the department. Master's Degree required for Instructor (9404), and PhD. for Assistant Professor (9403).


Teaching and Advising: (approximately 90%)

  • For full-time, teach the equivalent of three courses per semester (9-15 credits).
  • Demonstrate a high command of relevant subject matter
  • Have well-organized course plans
  • Deliver high-quality teaching to students
  • Work with colleagues to deliver consistent course experiences, including topics covered and depth of coverage
  • Maintain a consistent and positive teaching evaluation record

Possible course assignments include:

  • STAT 1411 - Introduction to Statistics
  • STAT 2411 - Statistical Methods
  • STAT 3411 - Engineering Statistics
  • STAT 3611 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • STAT 3612 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics II
  • STAT 5515-- Multivariate Statistics
  • STAT 5572-- Statistical Inference

Service: (approximately 10%)

  • Participate in meetings, committees, and other service or outreach activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD. from a regionally accredited university in mathematics or statistics or relevant field (9403) or Master's Degree (9404)
  • One year of relevant teaching experience at the college level (graduate TA experience acceptable)
  • Effective written and oral communication skills appropriate to the position
  • Experience in using technology for teaching

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of relevant college-level teaching experience or professional experience in a relevant field
  • Experience in a variety of teaching methods, including lecture, active learning, discussion, and laboratory settings
  • Expertise using technology for teaching
  • Evidence of the ability to work effectively with diverse groups

The Mathematics and Statistics Department has approximately 200 undergraduate and 20 master students. It has 27 faculty and 2 staff members serving the department. UMD is a comprehensive regional University overlooking Lake Superior. Duluth is a port city within proximity to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and has extensive cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities. See for more information about UMD, The Swenson College of Engineering, and the Mathematics and Statistics Department.

Applications must be submitted online. To apply, go to and search for job ID 339990. First, submit the application with cover letter and CV/resume in pdf format. Then, return to the "My Job Applications" page to attach the additional documents, also in pdf format. Complete applications include the online application, cover letter, and resume/CV, plus additional documents as follows: (1) unofficial transcript (2) list of three personal references (3) teaching philosophy statement. Even if you provide this information within the application, you must also attach the requested additional documents. Please do not miss this important step in the application process. Applications missing any of these documents may not be reviewed.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the United States at the University of Minnesota-Duluth by the start date. Final candidates may be asked to provide additional information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's" America's Best Colleges" issue.

Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.

UMD is a regional comprehensive land and sea-grant state university, one of five coordinate campus within the State of Minnesota system and with a total enrollment of approximately 11,000 students. SCSE is the largest college at UMD comprising over 3200 undergraduate students, 240 graduate students, 180 faculty, and 80 permanent staff. The college includes the science departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics and Astronomy, and Mathematics and Statistics, as well as the ABET-accredited departments of Computer Science, Electrical, Chemical, Civil and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

A dynamic city on a hill situated at the western tip of Lake Superior, Duluth was named Outdoor magazine's Best Outdoors Town in 2014, celebrating its access to the outdoors and to Lake Superior -- the largest freshwater lake on earth by area. Duluth is home to hundreds of miles of biking, hiking, and skiing trails, including the Superior Hiking Trail, a 300+ mile trail intersecting Duluth, and the Duluth Traverse, an 85-mile multi-use biking and hiking trail stretching across town. In addition to the outdoors, the Twin Ports area has vibrant music, arts, crafts and craft brewing scenes, and a variety of award-winning restaurants. Duluth is a truly wonderful place to live, with great schools, health care, and affordable housing. It mixes its historic small-town feel with a dynamic urban economy and many cultural offerings.

Duluth, with a population of approximately 85,000 people, is located at the head of beautiful Lake Superior. As a major shipping port, over 1,000 vessels from around the world pass under its iconic Aerial Lift Bridge, annually. Duluth is a popular tourist destination, with 3.5 million people visiting the city annually, for a $780 million economic impact. More information about Duluth can be found at

If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact MSRS or PERA for any eligibility limitations.

Smoking, chewing tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds and University vehicles.

Application Details

To Apply: Please use the "Apply" Button Below or see the Job Description Above

When inquiring or applying for this job opening, please also reference

Be first to receive notifications of new jobs in your specific area by signing up for Job Alerts Here.