Santa Clara University

Mathematics and Computer Science department

Faculty Position Openings

2014-2015 Academic Year

General Information

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Santa Clara University is in the College of Arts and Sciences, an undergraduate college. The emphasis is on excellent teaching, but research is encouraged.

Santa Clara is on a quarter calendar (where each course meets approximately 200 minutes per week for 10 weeks). Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes are 65 minutes long and Tuesday/Thursday classes are 100 minutes. The Fall Quarter begins in mid-September and continues till early December. The Winter Quarter begins right after New Year's Day and Spring Quarter ends in the second week of June.

Since the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science does not sponsor any graduate program at this time, faculty members mainly teach several sections of lower division service courses as part of the annual teaching assignment, with some specialized upper division courses assigned to tenure-stream faculty.

The University's location in "Silicon Valley" offers many opportunities for contacts with high tech industry.

Open Positions

The official university descriptions (which details faculty responsibilities) for all available positions are accessible from the website of the University's Human Resources Department at

For the academic year 2014-2015, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science has the following openings:

Tenure Track Positions

For the academic year 2014-2015, there will be no tenure track positions available.

Term Lecturer Positions

For the academic year 2014-2015, no multi-year term lecturer positions are available.

One-year and Part-time (Adjunct) Lecturer Positions

The needs of the Department for additional full-time or part-time instructors depend on several factors: sabbaticals of current faculty, availability of current instructors, projected enrollment of students.

For the academic year 2014-2015, three one-year adjunct lecturer positions are available. Details may be found at the Santa Clara University Human Resources web site noted above. Applications should be received by the posted, March 28, 2014, deadline.

For the academic year 2013-2014, there is also need for several quarterly part-time adjunct lecturer positions for the fall quarter (and possibly the winter and spring quarters 2014). Details will be found at the Santa Clara University Human Resources web site noted above as positions are determined and advertised.

Academic Details

The standard teaching load for full-time positions is seven courses per year. Persons selected for part-time positions would teach one (or two) sections per quarter (up to a maximum of four courses per year).

Santa Clara University is committed to the strategic goal of enriching the quality of our community of scholars by increasing the diversity among faculty, staff, and students. Candidates who feel they can contribute to the university's commitment to excellence through diversity are invited to detail their experience with underrepresented groups in mathematics in their letter of application or separate statement.

For the 2014-2015 academic year, classes begin on Monday, September 22, 2014. Faculty are expected to be available the week of September 15-19, 2014, for orientation programs and faculty meetings.


Santa Clara University, a Jesuit and Catholic institution, emphasizing education in the liberal arts and sciences.

It is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of other historically under-represented U.S. ethnic groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Other information about working at Santa Clara University may be found at the Human Resources website at

408-554-4525 (Mathematics & Computer Science Department office)
408-554-2370 (Mathematics & Computer Science Department FAX)

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