Assistant Professor of Mathematics

National Louis University (Tampa)

United States

February 21, 2022

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Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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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. If other, please specify

The position will be based in Chicago, and applicants must be willing to teach at other Chicago metropolitan area campuses and online, as needed.

Position Summary

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 our work.

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 Mathematics courses.

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 excellence.
  • 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.
  • Primary Responsibilities

    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 curriculum revisions.
  • 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 approach:

  • 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 hours)
  • 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 needed.
  • 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 model evolves:

  • 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., professional development):

  • 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.
  • About NLU 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 apply.

    Candidate review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Qualifications

    Skills:

  • Experience and a passion for elevating and driving toward excellence in teaching in a higher education setting, particularly with students from minoritized populations.
  • Excellent facilitation and classroom management skills; ability to differentiate instruction and support based on students with diverse learning needs.
  • 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 Special Instructions Summary Quick Link for Internal Postings https: // jobs.nl.edu/postings/7874

    Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Transcript A
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional Documents

  • Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Letter of Recommendation 2
  • Letter of Recommendation 3
  • Internal Posting Form (Internal Applicants Only)
  • Transcript B
  • Transcript C
  • Other (Licenses, Certifications, Etc.)