Job ID: 152670

Faculty-Tenure Track - Developmental Mathematics

Utah Valley University

  • Jan. 12, 2021
 
  • Faculty-Tenure Track - Developmental Mathematics
  • Developmental Mathematics
  • Utah Valley University
    Orem, UT
 
  • 2/15/2021
  • Available immediately
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
 
 


Faculty-Tenure Track - Developmental Mathematics


Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)

Summary:

The Department of Developmental Mathematics at Utah Valley University (uvu.edu/devmath/) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to begin Fall 2021. This tenure-track position is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is teaching-focused with expertise in Developmental Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning. The Department of Developmental Mathematics is housed in University College (uvu.edu/uc/), which fulfills a vital component of UVU's Community College Mission. Consequently, our approach to professional education is student-centered and demands a high level of faculty-student engagement.

The Department of Developmental Mathematics, University College, and UVU are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable, and supportive environment that is comprised of faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds. We welcome applicants whose varied life experiences have prepared them to contribute to enhancing this commitment. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all identities and from diverse backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, gender identity/expression, ability, religion and other groups.

The successful candidate will teach courses from Arithmetic through Quantitative Reasoning. In addition, they will teach students to understand and appreciate the relevancy of mathematics in daily life as well as prepare them for future mathematics and other courses. They will cultivate a student-centered learning environment to help students succeed. The successful candidate will also design courses and prepare instructional materials; assess student learning; self-assess teaching results and apply results to improve courses, curriculum and student effectiveness.

The successful candidate will support the department, college, university, and community through service such as committees and special projects, as well as support program level accreditation efforts. They will engage in scholarly activities, including research and keeping current in the latest developments in the field.

Faculty are supported by the Office of Teaching and Learning, an outstanding center for faculty development, which possesses a well-equipped technology lab. Workload expectations will be comprised of teaching (24 - 30 credit hours per academic year), scholarship, and service. In order to earn tenure, you will be required to prove excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

UVU is a large public university with over 40,000 students that offers highly competitive benefits. UVU is located in Orem, UT about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City. The area boasts world-class ski resorts, golfing, hiking, blue-ribbon fishing, biking, professional sports teams as well as fine restaurants, bars and cultural events.

UVU is deeply committed to fostering educational environments that nurture intellectual curiosity around global citizenship and intercultural responsibilities. As an open enrollment institution, we recognize and acknowledge the potential of each individual by actively constructing and supporting campus-wide learning conditions characterized by respect, diversity, inclusion, and equity. We endeavor to cultivate healthier campus climates by intentionally shaping communities of care, advancing diverse systems of knowledge, and engaging innovative educational practices to promote critical worldviews towards transformative change.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D./Ed.D. in Instructional Science, Mathematics Education, or related field. Applicants must have at least 18 semester hours of graduate level mathematics or statistics courses (MATH or STAT prefixed). Although graduate courses in math education covering K12 math topics, pedagogy, or curriculum are desirable, they do not count towards the required 18 hours of graduate level mathematics.
ABD acceptable with the requirement of completion by August 1, 2021.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Evidence of effective and inclusive college-level teaching of courses in Developmental Mathematics to underprepared college students
Ability and willingness to teach face-to-face or Internet-based courses
Knowledge of and consistent use of engaged teaching techniques
Knowledge of best pedagogical methods, particularly those associated with online teaching
Skills in presentation of course materials and learning experiences
Ability to engage, motivate, and evaluate students
Skilled in effective oral and written communications in English that appropriately targets the intended audience
Demonstrated strength in, and a passion for teaching mathematics in a classroom setting
Demonstrated ability to conduct and present scholarly research
Proficiency in a variety of computer programs relevant to communication and the teaching of mathematics
Ability to work with the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly growing and changing institution
Ability to work in committee situations with interpersonal skills, as well as skills in problem-solving and decision-making
Social skills and abilities to treat all students and university personnel with respect
Good classroom management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in teaching non-traditional students
At least two years of teaching developmental math classes in college

Physical Requirements:

Physical ability to teach in a classroom or computer lab setting

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC17420

Open Date: 01/08/2021

Review Start Date: 02/08/2021

Close Date: 2/15/2021

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: As Other Document #1 please provide a Diversity Statement Write a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance UVUs commitment to inclusive excellence.

Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/21087

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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