********************************************* Information provided by Steve Benson via the RUME listserve, Thursday, November 14, 2013. ********************************************* There are two positions in different parts of the university - please share this with interested colleagues.
1. Assistant Professor of Secondary Mathematics Education (undergraduate program) 2. Director of Mathematics Education Programs in the Graduate School of Education
The second position has not been officially posted, but should be up soon.
The Education Division in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Lesley University is seeking a full-time, 9-month faculty member in Middle and Secondary School Education with a focus in mathematics. Responsibilities of the position include: (1) teaching courses for undergraduate and graduate students in Education; (2) supervising student teachers; (3) advising undergraduate students; (4) leading course development in middle and secondary education and mathematics education; (5) developing teaching-research collaborations with diverse urban schools; (6) participating in program development, assessment, and review in the Division; (7) participating in service to the Division, College, and University.
Requirements: (1) Doctorate in Secondary Education or Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Secondary Mathematics Education; (2) dissertation focus on mathematics education at the secondary level. 3) evidence of scholarship; (4) strong knowledge-base in the area of secondary and middle school education curriculum and curriculum theory and mathematics education; (5) three years of full-time teaching experience at the secondary level in the United States; 6) experience teaching at the college level in the United States a plus; 7) excellent verbal and written communication skills; 8) authorization to work in the United States
The Program Director is a faculty appointment with responsibility for the overall leadership and administration of the Math programs. The Program Director is responsible for program relevance and curriculum quality; supervision of adjuncts and course mentors; oversight of student relations; recruitment for the program and monitoring budget. In addition this position will give special attention to the design and implementation of innovative math offerings in a primarily on-line environment. The Director has seven (7) workload units with one additional month of administrative responsibilities, and is expected to teach courses in a variety of modalities.
* Earned doctoral degree in mathematics/mathematics education or significant demonstration of impacting mathematic education across multiple districts * Substantial teaching experience at the k-12 level * A record of effective teaching at the college level or effective teaching of k-12 teachers * A record of effective curriculum design for both courses and programs of study * Expert skills using web-based teaching methodologies * Requisite scholarly record or professional impact in their field to warrant appointment at the assistant or associate professor rank * Evidence of a professional commitment to programs that prepare teachers to teach culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse students with and without disabilities, and on the integration of technology into curriculum and instruction
Teaching and Supervision * Teaches up to 5 workloads, based on size of the program * Maintains a record of scholarship * Maintains a record of service
Program Administration * Serves as the liaison for all curriculum innovation in mathematics education, including work with the Urban Teaching Center and the Lesley Masters in Effective Teaching * Maintains and monitors the field relevance, academic integrity and quality of the program(s) * Plans program development, revision, and implementation within the program(s) for all delivery models * Researches and develops new initiatives and programs in response to emerging needs of the field
Budget * Maintains and monitors the program budget * Initiates requests for budgetary support for new initiatives, resources related to growth, and program or course design to the Division Director * Assists Program Manager in maintaining records for managing and developing a budget, and accountability for income and expenses
Program Curriculum * Manages the development and revision of all program curricula in face-to-face, hybrid and on-line delivery models * Works with course mentors to review course syllabi * Coordinate with CAGS, PhD and other cross-university programs * Designs and monitors programs that meet endorsement and certification requirements for students, in conjunction with the certification and regulatory offices
Accreditation, Assessment and Program Evaluation * Planning assessment activities for the program including key assignments and rubrics * Carries out the ongoing evaluation of the program and its courses * Leads GSOE program review processes for the program according to the school cycle and leads program-related activities for program accreditation
Personnel * Facilitates and coordinates recruitment, orientation and training and evaluation of adjunct faculty, in conjunction with the GSOE adjunct hiring manager * Directs the curriculum and course-related work of faculty mentors in the program * Oversees staffing of all courses within the program, working in conjunction with the program schedulers for all deliveries * Collaborates with the assistant director of academic advising and program manager to facilitate the work of the program
Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions * Participates in planning and projection discussions related to program admissions and enrollment, and makes recommendations related to program admissions and enrollment * Works with the Dean's office to set and meet enrollment management goals for programs * Participates in open houses and information meetings, off-campus recruitment events, and other marketing events * Provides content for promotional materials and web-based program descriptions
Student Relations * Develops academic and professional community among students and program faculty * Coordinates with assistant directors to plan and implement student orientation sessions and program related information meetings * Collaborates with the assistant director in training new faculty in advisement procedures for the program and in monitoring student performance and overseeing retention activities * Oversees activities that foster connections with alumni, including ongoing communication, programmatic feedback, and networking and professional development opportunities * Advises students
Internal * Responsible for accuracy of all program-produced materials and for review of materials produced or published by others that require program information or updates, including Web pages as well as print materials * Communicates with other programs within the Division and across GSOE * Communicates with other programs and services in the University External * Establishes professional liaisons with colleges, professional organizations, and the public * Establishes professional liaisons with K-12 schools
SCOPE OF INDEPENDENT ACTION: * Initiates, implements, and controls development of new courses in the program * Makes recommendations to Division Director and Dean for new programs * Consults with supervisor regarding expenditures, actions, and difficult case related issues
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: * Responsible for adjunct faculty * Responsible for advising up to 40 students