The Charles A. Dana Center is an organized research unit in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. The Dana Center works with our nation's education systems to ensure that every student leaves school prepared for success in postsecondary education and the contemporary workplace. Our work, based upon two decades of experience, focuses on K-16 mathematics and science education with an emphasis in strategies for improving student engagement, motivation, persistence, and achievement. The Dana Center develops innovative curricula, tools, protocols, and instructional supports and delivers powerful instructional and leadership development.
Purpose of position. Lead a collaborative team to develop curricula for innovative pathways to credit-bearing College Mathematics courses, particularly at the Community College level, and collaborate on the Center's other Higher Education efforts.
Essential functions. Work with collaborative team to develop curricula for pathways in Statistics and preparation for Calculus to take developmental students to-and-through credit-bearing College Mathematics courses at the Community College level. Work with advisors to set design principles, course outcomes, and outlines; organize and supervise authors and reviewers to develop all course materials including assessments, instructor notes, and support materials; and edit materials into a coherent and comprehensive curriculum. Support Dana Center's Higher Education work, including working as part of a team to write grants and proposals to support work.
Required qualifications: Master's Degree in Mathematics Education, Mathematics, or Education with Mathematics emphasis or related STEM field. Experience teaching at the Community College level. Six (6 ) years of combined experience in classroom teaching in grades 9-14, curriculum development, and/or supervising or providing technical assistance and support for Mathematics teachers or faculty. Demonstrated content knowledge of Statistics, Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus. Demonstrated experience in curriculum development and knowledge of recommendations for Mathematics curriculum.
Preferred qualifications: PhD in Mathematics Education, Mathematics, or Education with Mathematics emphasis. More than eight (8) years of combined experience Community College teaching, grades 8-16 teaching experience, teaching developmental Mathematics, managing educational projects, and /or working with PK-14 teachers. Demonstrated successful experience in faculty leadership, including developing and facilitating professional learning opportunities. Demonstrated strong knowledge of the Mathematics underlying the High School and beginning College Mathematics curriculum, including developmental Mathematics, Statistics, Quantitative Literacy, Discrete Mathematics, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, and/or related topics.
Working Conditions: May work around standard office conditions. Travel, including air travel and use of personal or rental vehicle. Occasional weekend, evening, and overtime hours. Use of computer and Mathematics-specific technology, including graphing calculators, and Statistics education software.
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The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation.
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