Stevenson University

Position ID: 2717-CFM [#17805]
Position Title: Coordinator, Foundational Math
Position Type: Administration
Position Location: Stevenson, Maryland 21153, United States
Application Deadline: none (posted 2021/06/17)
Position Description:    



Coordinator, Foundational Math

Stevenson University

Summary:
The Coordinator, Foundational Math is a 10-month full-time faculty position, open rank, in the Fine School of the Sciences with administrative responsibilities for the co-requisite and foundational math courses, including orienting, observing, and mentoring course faculty and leading assessment of the foundational courses. The position serves as a member of the Foundational Studies Team, chaired by the Director, First Year Experience, and works closely with the Office of Student Success on placement, tutoring, and other student support areas. A 25% course release per semester is awarded in recognition of the administrative responsibilities of the position. Teaching responsibilities include foundational and co-requisite math courses. Teaching load and related faculty responsibilities are commensurate with rank and include, but are not limited to, scholarship and service activities. Additional responsibilities include facilitating the implementation of the university's general education Quantitative Literacy requirements. The Math Coordinator fulfills all responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as defined in the Stevenson University Policies and the School of the Sciences Full-Time Faculty Job Description. Faculty rank is commensurate with credentials and experience.


Department: School of the Sciences: Math & Physics

Education/Experience:
Minimum of a Master’s degree in Math/Math Education or a related field, plus 3 years of college-level teaching experience, including entry-level foundational mathematics. Doctorate in Math/ Math Education preferred.


Knowledge/Skills/Ability:
• Demonstrated ability to support the success of foundational and co-requisite learners in Math.
• Demonstrated knowledge and documented expertise in the teaching of college-level foundational math required.
• Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
• Ability to develop and support peer tutoring programs preferred.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and documented expertise in the integration of Quantitative Literacy across disciplines] preferred.
• Ability to create inclusive learning experiences that will help students to develop professionally, intellectually, and socially.
• Ability to recruit, coach, manage, support, and develop adjunct faculty.
• Ability to work effectively with colleagues in the department and the University.
• Commitment to meeting students where they are and advising, mentoring, and guiding them to be successful.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with students, peers, and professional contacts.
• Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
• Excellent technology and organizational skills and experience working with Blackboard or a similar platform.
• Ability to travel between campuses.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends.


Physical Requirements:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, keyboarding, and repetitive motions. Close visual acuity. Position requires sitting and standing for extended periods of time and the ability to speak clearly and effectively for an extended period of time.


Essential Functions:
ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITY
• Conduct workshops and classes on the teaching of quantitative reasoning for faculty in all departments.
• Collaborate with the Director, First Year Experience on student placement for Math.
• Collaborate with the Director, Academic Link on student tutoring programs in Math, including tutor training and supervision.
• Serve on the Foundational Studies Team, chaired by the Director, First-Year Experience.
• Serve on the Quantitative Literacy Assessment Team of the Faculty Council Assessment Coordination and Training Committee.
• Work collaboratively with the Academic Program Administrator to hire adjunct faculty for co-requisite and foundational math courses.
• Orient, mentor, and observe faculty teaching foundational math courses, providing reports as requested to the Academic Program Administrator.
• Coordinate co-requisite and foundational math courses.
• Consult with academic departments on designing and teaching quantitative reasoning courses.
• Conduct and/or coordinate assessment of co-requisite and foundational math courses.

INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITY
• Engage in instructional activity totaling 75% of a full-time faculty teaching load, commensurate with faculty rank, per academic year, including co-requisite and foundational math courses and up to 6-8 contact hours in area of specialization.
• Maintain and improve competence in subjects being taught.
• Evaluate the foundational and co-requisite math curriculum in terms of its ability to prepare students for their next mathematics course and propose changes/redesign as warranted.
• Prepare courses and syllabi in accordance with published faculty workload guidelines.
• Provide timely feedback to students via assignments and exams.
• Hold office hours (minimum of 3 hours per week).
• Meet with students as related to instructional activity.
• Evaluate, update, and revise courses regularly.
• Participate in the assessment activities of the Department, School, and University.
• Practice inclusive pedagogy.
• Every faculty member is guaranteed academic freedom in accordance with the statement on academic freedom and responsibilities of faculty members, as in the policy manuals.

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY
• Develop and maintain independent intellectual pursuits—including scholarly, applied, or creative projects—that enhance teaching effectiveness.
• Attend conferences, meetings, and talks related to professional interests, including those sponsored by the University and/or professional societies.
• Pursue internal and external funding sources to support scholarly activity, as relevant.

SERVICE ACTIVITY
• Attend all faculty, staff, University, School of the Sciences and Department meetings.
• Attend all Foundational Studies Team meetings and Office of Student Success staff meetings as requested.
• Collaborate with the Foundational Studies Team and academic department to collect data and provide assessment reports and recommendations regarding student placement and progress as requested.
• Attend Convocation and Commencement exercises.
• Conduct student advising activities including time spent providing students with support, resources, and/or recommendations regarding, academic, curricular, career, and/or graduate school matters.
• Serve on Department, School, and/or University committees.
• Participate in Department, School, and/or University events.
• Participate in professional service, including the use of academic and professional expertise to serve the profession, community, and University.
• Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning and the general reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public.


Reports To: Associate Dean and Chair, Chemistry, Math & Physics

Work Location: Owings Mills North

Position Category: Faculty

Position Type:

Months/Year: 10

Hrs/Week: 40

FLSA: Exempt

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: No

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