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Teaching Assistant Professor, Mathematics
University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota
Date Posted 01/19/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


The Department of Mathematics at the University of North Dakota seeks a full-time Teaching Assistant Professor whose duties primarily involve teaching asynchronous online mathematics courses. This is a 9-month non-tenure track position, contingent upon the availability of funding. Salary is competitive.

Established in 1883, the University of North Dakota is the oldest research university in North Dakota. It is the state’s flagship university and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having high research activity. Founded with a strong liberal arts foundation, UND has grown into a prominent scientific research university and was recently ranked among the top 100 public and top 25 most innovative universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report, and is widely regarded as among the top universities in the American Northern Plains region. UND offers degrees in more than 225 fields of study with nearly 14,000 students. It is the home of the state’s only School of Law. The School of Medicine has major initiatives in rural and public health, and Aerospace is home to one of the first and largest unmanned aerial vehicle programs in the world.

UND is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, a vibrant college town of over 57,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota. Short commutes, a great public school system, high quality medical facilities, low crime, ample parks and theaters, and a cost of living below that found in large American cities are some of Grand Forks’ advantages. Ranked as one of the top 5 Best Small College Towns, and America’s Best Hockey Town, Grand Forks offers stellar quality of life without the metropolitan hassles.

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary for teaching a 4/4 load. All faculty are expected to contribute service within the department, college, university, and community. UND and the College of Arts & Sciences value diverse perspectives and seek applicants who are committed to helping students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed.

  • Teach asynchronous online sections of Precalculus, Calculus I, II, and III, Introduction to Differential Equations, with the possibility of an occasional Intermediate and College Algebra section assignment.
  • Use the Math Department’s online course shell in Blackboard for course delivery to ensure compliance with the university’s expectation of the use of best practices in online education.
  • Use the online homework software packages adopted by the Math Department for each assigned course.
  • Work collaboratively with other instructors in developing common exams, assignments, and activities to achieve uniformity in course delivery across sections.
  • Follow the Math Department’s testing protocol.
  • Work with and take direction from the department’s online course coordinator to satisfy departmental expectations of online delivery.
  • Respond to student emails in a timely manner.
  • Create short videos for course material as appropriate.
  • Conduct online meetings with students if needed.

Required Competencies

  • Competence using the technology needed for successful asynchronous online course delivery, including but not limited to:
    • Learning management systems
    • Online homework and testing systems
    • Video recording software such as Yuja
    • Remote meeting applications such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including evidence of the ability to teach, inspire, and mentor students.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Ability to work with and engage diverse students and colleagues within and outside the Department of Mathematics.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in mathematics by August 15, 2021.
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching College Algebra and Precalculus
  • Experience teaching the Calculus sequence and Differential Equations
  • Experience teaching asynchronous online college mathematics courses
  • Experience using online teaching technology such as, but not limited to, learning management systems such as Blackboard, online homework and testing systems, video recording systems such as Yuja, and remote meeting applications such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams

Minimum Hiring Salary

$40,000, Full-time, Benefited, Exempt

Work Schedule/Start Date

Initial contract extends from August 16, 2021 to May 15, 2022. Summer teaching may available, but is neither guaranteed nor required.

To Apply

For full consideration, applications must be received by March 15, 2021 and include the following materials:

  • Professional vita or resumé
  • Official copies of all college transcripts
  • Three letters of reference addressing qualifications for this position

Position is open until filled.

Questions can be directed to the Department Chair, Dr. Gerri Dunnigan at

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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