Lecturer of Mathematics

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Math

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Lecturer, Mathematics




College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Macon, GA

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The Department of Mathematics in Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a full-time lecturer position to start August 1, 2023. This position is a renewable nine-month, non-tenure track appointment.

Responsibilities include teaching approximately 27 semester hours of courses per year, maintaining weekly office hours, and contributing in a collegial manner to the educational efforts of the department.

We welcome candidates who demonstrate the potential for excellent undergraduate teaching, a desire to be an active citizen in the department, and readiness to develop or implement pedagogies that promote the learning of students of all backgrounds (racial, ethnic, socio-economic, able/disabled, etc.). 


A master’s degree from an accredited college/university in mathematics or a related field (with 18 graduate credit hours in mathematics) at the time of appointment is required. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching introductory level mathematics and statistics.

Additional Information

Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its commitment to teaching, empowering and inspiring its students to create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in schools of liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and professional advancement. The highly selective, residential, undergraduate-only College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enrolls over 1,900 students. Among first-year students in 2022, 27% are 1st generation college students, 33% are Pell-eligible, and 52% are Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. The College, which hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is dedicated to cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialog, and responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta.

The Department of Mathematics, housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, provides instruction in mathematics and statistics for all of the undergraduate colleges on the Macon campus. In addition to strong majors in mathematics and statistics, the department provides the mathematics and statistics courses for the business, engineering, computer science, and pre-health programs. Our students reap the rewards of student-centered instruction and engaged learning, a focus on mathematical writing and presentation skills, and opportunities beyond the classroom as they go on to graduate school, become teachers, and pursue diverse careers. In addition to a B.A. and a B.S. in mathematics and a B.A. in statistics, we contribute to the data science minor offered by the Department of Computer Science. Moreover, our growing statistics program draws students from across the University, especially from Economics, Business, Psychology, Sociology, and Global Health Studies. 

For additional information about Mercer and the Department of Mathematics, please email Dr. Jeff Denny at denny_jk@mercer.edu or consult the following websites: https://www.mercer.edu or https://liberalarts.mercer.edu/academic-departments/mathematics 

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should complete the brief online application and attach a: Cover letter, CV, Statement of teaching philosophy including candidate’s approach to teaching a diverse student population, and names and contact information for three professional references. 

No applications will be accepted by surface mail or email. 

Finalists will send, upon request, unofficial graduate transcripts (redact any personal or private information including, but not limited to, social security number, birthdate, race or gender, before submitting), and two confidential letters of recommendation addressing teaching experience, effectiveness, and innovation directly to, Dr. Jeff Denny at denny_jk@mercer.edu or Department of Mathematics, Mercer University, 1501 Mercer University Drive, Macon, GA 31207. The successful candidate must submit official transcripts prior to employment. 

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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