Math Lecturer

University of Wisconsin – Rock County


The Mathematics Department at the University of Wisconsin–Rock County invites applications for a Mathematics lecturer for Fall 2015, with the possibility for Spring 2016 courses.


Required: Master’s degree or higher in Mathematics or Mathematics Education.

Preferred: Successful teaching experience at the university level.


Teach introductory- and intermediate-level Mathematics; hold appropriate office hours; attend orientation activities; and, perform required grading, assessment, and reporting tasks. Courses and schedule are listed below.

Starting Date

Contract starts August 26, 2015. Classes begin September 2, 2015. New instructor orientation is scheduled within the contract period.


Compensation is determined by rank (Associate Lecturer, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer) and by overall level of appointment in the UW Colleges. Rank is determined by highest degree attained and university teaching experience and is determined at the time of hire in consultation with the department chair.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. To assure consideration please submit application by August 12, 2015. To apply, submit the following:

1. A cover letter describing your qualifications and teaching philosophy with reference to our needs,

2. Curriculum vitae, 3. Unofficial transcripts,

4. Statement of preference regarding confidentiality (There is no penalty to applicants who wish to have their applications held in confidence.), and

5. Names of three references, including all contact information.

Send By Email or Mail To

Dr. Stephen E. Schmid (stephen.schmid@uwc.edu), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin – Rock County, 2909 Kellogg Ave, Janesville, WI 53546.

Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Schmid at the email address above, or by phone to 608.758.6565 x325.


This notice is posted on the UW-Colleges employment websites: http://www.uwc.edu/jobs/faculty/ http://www.rock.uwc.edu/aboutus/employment/. 

The Campus

The University of Wisconsin–Rock County, one of 13 freshman-sophomore transfer institutions of the University of Wisconsin, is nestled on 50 rolling acres adjacent to the Rock River on Janesville’s southwest side. The campus offers a highly respected academic program, serving more than 1,000 students from the surrounding communities in a college environment that provides small classes and individual attention.

Courses Open for Fall 2015

MAT 091: Elementary Algebra, 4 cr., TR, 8:40 am – 10:20 am

MAT 105: Introduction to College Algebra, 4 cr., MWR, 5:30 – 6:37 pm

MAT 110: College Algebra, 3 cr., MW, 2:30 – 3:45 pm 

Courses Open for Spring 2016

Available courses undetermined at this time.

A criminal background check is a condition of employment. UW-Rock County is an AA/EO employer and encourages women, members of minority groups, and veterans to apply.

Course Descriptions

MAT 090 Basic Mathematics, 2 cr. Designed for students with minimum algebra background or who have been away from mathematics for several years. Subject areas to be covered include arithmetic of whole numbers, fraction and decimals, ratios and percents, and basic algebraic concepts.

MAT 091 Elementary Algebra, 3 cr. Intended for students with little or no previous algebra. Topics include the real number system and operations with real numbers and algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, and introduction to quadratic equations.

MAT 105 Introduction to College Algebra, 4 cr. Emphasizes algebraic techniques with polynomials, fractional expressions, exponents and radicals, linear and quadratic equations, and inequalities. Introduction to functions, their graphs and analytic geometry. Prereq: A grade of C or better in Elementary Algebra or placement based on placement test score. EL 

MAT 110, College Algebra, 3 cr. Definition of function; linear and non-linear functions and graphs including logarithmic and exponential functions; systems of linear equations; theory of polynomial equations and optional topics such as mathematical induction, matrix solution of linear systems and Cramer’s rule. Prereq: A grade of C or better in MAT 105 or placement based on placement test score. MS

MAT 113, Trigonometry, 2 cr. Trigonometric functions, their basic properties and graphs, identities, inverse trigonometric functions, solving trigonometric equations, solutions of triangles. Prereq: a) a grade of C or better in MAT 110 or b) concurrent registration in MAT 110 or c) placement based on placement test score. MS

Continuing Education Instructors

The UW-Rock County Office of Continuing Education seeks instructors for our non-credit continuing education programs for youth and adults. If you have a special expertise you want to share or if you have the desire to teach, this could be your opportunity. We have special need in our personal growth and children's programming, which may include workshops, a series of classes, training sessions, exercise programs, educational activities for kids or other opportunities for the public to learn about a variety of topics from art to history, languages to computer applications. To propose teaching a course, please see the bottom of the Continuing Education page.