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    Faculty Position in Mathematics


What we are looking for: Quest University Canada seeks applicants for a full-time continuing faculty position in mathematics. The successful candidate will have exemplary teaching skills, a cross-disciplinary perspective, and a willingness to rethink higher education. The successful candidate will complement our existing offerings and be able to teach a broad range of undergraduate course. Please see for additional information on current course offerings. All Quest faculty are expected to teach interdisciplinary 'Milestone' courses (Cornerstone, Rhetoric, Question, and Keystone) that are taken by all students; most faculty teach one of these courses per year. Preference will be given to candidates who have significant research and teaching experience.

ABOUT QUEST: Quest University Canada, which sits on the traditional, unceded territory of the Skwxwú7mesh peoples, offers an interdisciplinary liberal arts and science degree to undergraduates in seminar-style classes limited to 20 students. Run on a block schedule, courses are intensive and highly interactive. Our faculty frequently collaborate across disciplines in both curricular development and pedagogical innovation. Further details about Quest and the application procedure can be found at

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS: A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Although research (especially that involving undergraduates) is strongly encouraged, those seeking a research-focused faculty position should not apply. Hiring for this position is subject to budgetary approval.

(1) A cover letter of no more than two pages. Please address the following: (i) why you believe Quest would be a good fit for your talents, interests, and experience; (ii) how you would reach an audience of non-specialist undergraduates for foundation courses; (iii) how you would teach concentration classes; (iv) describe a new course you might create for our curriculum. (2) A curriculum vitae emphasizing your experience with teaching, research, mentoring, collaboration, and educational innovation. Please include the name and contact information for three references (letters not requested at this stage). (3) A single-page description of your current research in language appropriate to an educated but non-specialist audience. (4) A statement of your teaching philosophy not exceeding two pages.

Quest University Canada is a diverse community with students representing over 40 different countries, a range of ethnic and religious identities, sexual orientations, and we seek candidates who will help us further the goal of making Quest an inclusive campus. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Quest University Canada is strongly committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities; First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Indigenous persons; and persons with disabilities.

TO APPLY: Please send all materials as a single .pdf file to with "Math Faculty Position" in the subject line by December 01, 2017.

CLOSING DATE: December 1, 2017. Interviews for finalists will be conducted in January or February 2018.

START DATE: August 1st, 2018

Submitted on Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:58:04 +0000

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