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Mathematics and Statistics Adjunct Instructor Pool

Position Announcement

Position Details

Proposed Start Date 09/16/2017
Working Title Mathematics and Statistics Adjunct Instructor Pool
Position Number D97745
Representation AP - AFT, Local 3571

Position Summary

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept

Portland State University, with its 49-acre downtown campus, is a comprehensive public university enrolling 27,000 students. PSU seeks to meet the needs of its increasingly diverse population through its curriculum, research, and community service activities. PSU provides access to a quality liberal education for undergraduates and offers a wide variety of professional and graduate programs

The Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and is a premier provider of graduate and undergraduate education and training in Mathematics, Statistics, and Mathematics Education in the Portland metropolitan area.

Position Summary

The Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for Adjunct Instructors with expertise in Mathematics or Statistics to teach undergraduate courses. Successful applicants will be expected to teach service courses and possibly some core courses, including one or more of the following (see PSU Bulletin for individual course descriptions):

100-200 Level Math Courses:
Elementary/Intermediate Algebra, Excursions in Mathematics, Introductory College Mathematics, Foundations Of Elementary Mathematics, Calculus, Applied Differential Equations, Introduction to Linear Algebra, Mathematical Computing

300 Level Math Courses:
Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning, Introduction to Mathematical Analysis, Advanced Multivariate Calculus, Applied Partial Differential Equations, Vector Analysis, Modern College Geometry, Applied Linear Algebra, Introduction to Group Theory and Applications, Introduction to Ring and Field Theory, Number Theory, Discrete Mathematics

100-200 Level Stat Courses:
Elementary Data Analysis, Application of Statistics for Business, Introduction to Probability and Statistics

300 Level Stat Courses:
Probability and Statistics for Electrical and Computer Engineering, Exploratory Data Analysis and Statistics for Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Introduction to Experimental Design

Minimum Qualifications

M.S. or M.A. in Mathematics or Statistics (or closely related field). Work experience and/or teaching experience aligned with course content may be used in lieu of degree, at the discretion of the department.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in Mathematics or Statistics (or closely related field).
Previous teaching experience.

Key Cultural Competencies

• Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
• Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
• Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement
• Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Environmental Stewardship
Required Professional Standards of Conduct

At Portland State University, all employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner which maintains a safe, respectful, and productive environment for faculty, students, administrators, and staff. It is the responsibility of every member of the Portland State University community to conduct themselves in accordance with our PSU Professional Standards of Conduct which are available at

Compensation Adjunct Instructors are paid per credit hour, per the AFT Collective Bargaining Agreement, and are hired on either a per quarter or an academic year basis.

Application Instructions

Additional Information

Applicants should upload:

- a curriculum vitae,

- a letter of application, which should include: (1) a statement of teaching interest, (2) a suggestion of desired courses, (3) evidence of any teaching experience and effectiveness (for example, any of the following: summary of evaluations, a letter or statement from a supervisor/person familiar with your teaching, a positive assessment, an award, etc), and (4) any significant constraints on availability,

- names and contact information for two professional references with knowledge of the candidate’s teaching qualifications.

If you have questions, please contact the Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics at

Does this position require the employee to drive a motor vehicle? No
Background Check Required No

Search Details

Posting Close Date
Projected Close Date for Posting Open Until Filled

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first find out about this position?
    • PSU Website
    • HERCJobs
    • Urban League of Portland
    • Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
    • Oregon Employment Department
    • Social Media
    • Person Referral
    • Career Builder
    • Glass Door
    • Other - Please describe in the next Question
  2. If you selected Other, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Teaching Interest
  3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  4. Professional References
Optional Documents