Assistant Professor of Mathematics
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Tenure Status Professional Practice NT
Rank Assistant Professor
Term Length 10 Months
Terminal one year contract No
Position Status Full Time
Position Title Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Campus Chicago, IL - 122 S. Michigan Ave.
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The position will be based in Chicago, and applicants must be willing to teach
at other Chicago metropolitan area campuses and online, as needed.
National Louis University is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor of
Mathematics beginning March 1, 2021. This is a 10-month position that
requires instructors to collaborate on a regular basis with the support team
that surrounds each student. This position requires on-site teaching at the
Chicago and/or Wheeling campus for daytime courses.
We are: The Undergraduate College at NLU consists of a team of dedicated
educators who have been working together to build an amazing new instructional
model that supports first-time freshmen and transfer students – majority
first-generation college-goers – with a focus on the holistic student. We work
fearlessly to educate and support students to persist on their path to college
graduation and career and life success. As a result, we have exceeded national
benchmarks with our approach to appreciative advising and data-driven,
personalized instruction. Our education is student-focused, expects
excellence, provides personalized support in a data-driven environment, and is
undergirded by the pillars of continuous improvement and innovation to guide
You are: An experienced classroom educator with content knowledge of
Mathematics. You have made equity and inclusion a priority in your work and
believe that all students, when given the opportunity, can achieve success.
To be successful in this program, you must be committed to excellence in
teaching and learning in Higher Education. The position requires you to be
agile, creative, and engaging while offering an innovative, practice based
curriculum and an unparalleled experience to undergraduate students. You
believe in a supportive environment, a strengths-based approach to learning,
and a student-driven culture. As an active team member you are open to
continued learning and self-reflection.
You will: Teach and support the development and revision of Mathematics
courses in the Undergraduate College (UGC). You will demonstrate your
respect for education and the power that it holds. Each term, you will
facilitate blended classes that utilize technology and data to drive
instruction. You will work with a dedicated team of Faculty, Success Coaches,
Learning Support Specialists, Data Analysts, and additional college and
university staff to determine how to personalize the learning experience in
UGC CORE COMPETENCIES
Student-Focused: Make decisions based on what is best for students with
the belief that when all students have access to resources and support,
they are empowered to achieve success.
Expect Excellence: Hold high expectations for our students and for the
adults to serve them and hold ourselves accountable for achieving
Personalized Support: Take a holistic approach to providing
individualized support that encourages students to realize their full
potential in college and beyond.
Data-Driven, Collaborative Environment: Work together as a unified team,
utilizing real-time data and technology to adapt to student needs.
Continuous Improvement and Innovation: Remain agile and open to changes
and new ideas-incorporating data as well as student, faculty and
administration voice-to ensure that we are continuously learning,
improving, and innovating in all aspects of the student experience.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND/OR RESPONSIBILITIES
Demonstrate excellence in teaching:
Collaborate with the faculty team to develop an effective student
experience for students.
Implement pedagogical practices centered on culturally relevant teaching
and universal instructional design
Facilitate courses by delivering engaging instruction in a blended,
flipped classroom environment.
Empower students to develop competency by sharing a passion for the
subject and skills being taught.
Utilize technology-based teaching platforms to aid students in the
development of competencies.
Communicate professionally and relate well.
Demonstrate, maintain, and continuously strengthen content expertise:
Lead and manage bi-weekly content meetings with faculty to review
curriculum plans, determine implications of student data, and plan
Maintain current and active content knowledge in the expertise area that
is reflected in instruction.
Possess appropriate expertise as demonstrated by appropriate credentials.
Maintain current knowledge of the field by engaging in professional
development around career development and employment trends.
Optional: Support the interviewing and hiring of contingent faculty.
Promote student success with a proactive, high expectations, high support
Demonstrate and share a passion for postsecondary success for diverse
learners and for teaching.
Demonstrate flexibility in delivery and work schedule to provide
personalized student support (includes but is not limited to office
On-campus presence on days when not teaching.
E ngage in data-driven instruction and student support planning:
Track student course data weekly in multiple university data systems as
Engage in regular data-driven Student Success Collaboration meetings with
faculty, coaches and support specialists to report student progress and
obstacles and to plan student support interventions.
Participate in continuous improvement of UGC curriculum, as governance
Actively document and share suggestions for curriculum revision to support
ongoing revision/enhancement of UGC curriculum.
Participate in faculty governance related to college and/or university
operations and improvement, as governance model is developed.
Commit to continuous improvement of self and colleagues (i.e.,
Create, attend and actively participate in training opportunities provided
in online and in person settings.
Contribute to a learning culture by participating on committees,
supporting local campus events such as orientation and graduation, and
participating in various other workshops and meetings.
Procedure for Candidacy
National Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal
Opportunity Employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity
among its students, faculty and staff. NLU is committed to fostering a diverse
and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to
Candidate review will begin immediately and will continue until the position
Experience and a passion for elevating and driving toward excellence in
teaching in a higher education setting, particularly with students from
Excellent facilitation and classroom management skills; ability to
differentiate instruction and support based on students with diverse
Technologically savvy, with experience working with different platforms
and learning management systems.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Collaborative attitude and creative problem-solving skills.
Experience with digital tools for teaching, teaching in either online or
blended/hybrid formats is required.
Ability to consistently connect instruction to its real world relevance,
tying in concepts and theories in the classroom to students' current and
future work experiences and highlighting immediate applicability.
Willing and able to use data to inform instruction.
Experience and/or Education:
Master's degree required in Mathematics or closely-related field, or
graduate degree with 18+ credits in math education with curriculum and
instruction focus. Doctorate preferred.
Demonstrated commitment to supporting historically marginalized college
students with meeting their academic and professional goals.
Posting Number FAC289
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Letter of Recommendation 3
Internal Posting Form (Internal Applicants Only)
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