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Lecturer, Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing - Africa

Opportunity type: 
Rate of pay: 
$80,000 to $130,000 (Salary)
Employment type: 
Full time
Position description: 

The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a definite-term appointment at the rank of Lecturer for a contract of two years less a day. A minimum of a Master’s degree in mathematics or a related discipline is required. Candidates are expected to have teaching experience at the post-secondary or secondary level. Experience working in education in a developing nation, a remote area, or an underprivileged community is essential. 

Preference will be given to applicants with one or more of the following: 

  • Experience in outreach or enrichment activities at the secondary school level. 
  • Experience in computer science education or enrichment. 
  • Experience working in education in Africa. 

The successful candidate will normally have a teaching load of four one-term courses per year. The successful candidate will make significant contributions to the CEMC’s strategic direction in Africa. In collaboration with partners in Africa, and together with the CEMC Director and others, the successful candidate will design and execute an ambitious and realistic plan to support mathematical outreach that can build on CEMC’s substantial experience and resources. The successful candidate will be jointly responsible for the CEMC’s initiatives in Africa and will include multiple trips each year to Africa to build relationships with and work with partner organizations, with teachers, and with elementary and secondary school students. Other responsibilities will include participation in the extensive array of CEMC activities. These include student and teacher workshops, development of online resources, contest preparation and administration. Successful candidates may be eligible for reappointment to additional terms. 

The anticipated start date is 1 August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $130,000. 

The CEMC is Canada's largest and most recognized outreach organization for promoting and creating activities and materials in mathematics and computer science. The CEMC is housed within the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. It was founded in 1995 with origins dating back to the 1960s. The CEMC’s activities include 15 mathematics and computing contests with more than 265,000 registrations annually, an extensive school visiting program, a variety of face-to-face and virtual workshops and conferences for students and teachers, a large suite of free online resources, and an online Master’s program aimed specifically at secondary school mathematics teachers. 

The Faculty of Mathematics is the largest concentration of mathematical and computer science talent in the world. With more than 8000 graduate and undergraduate students, 200 full-time professors, and 500 courses in mathematics, statistics and computer science, the Faculty is a powerhouse of discovery and innovation. 

Interested individuals should apply using MathJobs. Applications should include: 

  • a cover letter, 
  • a curriculum vitae, 
  • a 2 to 3 page statement that discusses opportunities and possible approaches for the CEMC in Africa, 
  • a teaching statement, and 
  • peer teaching evaluations and/or data from student course perception survey results (if available). 

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three reference letters submitted on their behalf. Applications completed by February 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, or a request for accommodation during the application and/or hiring process, please contact Jacquelene Bailey

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and those with Permanent Resident status in Canada will receive priority in the recruitment process. 

The University of Waterloo regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, racialized people and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation”. 

The University of Waterloo (including the Waterloo, Kitchener, and Cambridge campuses) is situated on the Haldimand Tract, land that was promised to the Haudenosaunee of the Six Nations of the Grand River, and is within the territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. 

Three reasons to apply: 

The University of Waterloo understands the impact that career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s achievement and encourages potential candidates to explain in their application the impact this may have on their record; this information will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

Date posted/application open: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Start date: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Posted by (department/office): 
Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing
Number of positions: