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Mathematics Learning Center Coordinator (Full Time, Tenure Track, Fall 2013)
Job Code: 2012-00094
Opening Date/Time: Mon. 12/17/12 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 03/20/13 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $50,921.00 - $69,050.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time Instructor
Location: Monterey, California, California
Department: Physical Science
Exam Number: 2012-00094
Position Definition: The Monterey Peninsula College Mathematics Learning Center (MLC) provides drop-in tutoring for students in all levels of MPC’s math program from arithmetic to calculus, as well as providing math support to students in science classes. The MLC coordinator position is intended to better meet the growing needs of MPC students and provide expanded support for students in evening and online programs, as well as at the Education Center at Marina.
Example of Duties:
As a fulltime math faculty member in the Physical Science Division, the successful candidate’s duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Provide leadership for the MLC.
• Direct and oversee all activities of the MLC at the Monterey campus and Marina site.
• Use and develop a variety of effective tutoring methods to engage student interest and support a variety of learning styles.
• Hire, train, and supervise all student tutors and other support staff.
• Work with math faculty to develop new curriculum and revise existing curriculum.
• Promote the MLC services to all math and science students.
• Review and revise the MLC policies practices and procedures to ensure compliance with Title 5 and the Education Code.
• Assist students in the use of technology.
• Provide direct math tutoring support to students in math and science courses.
• Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines.
• Implement a continuous improvement model that includes collecting and analyzing data to ensure the center is meeting student need.
• Create and communicate policies and procedures for proctored make-up tests in the MLC.
• Attend division meetings.
• Participate in faculty recruitment.
• Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participation in shared governance committees and campus life activities.
• Communicate to and work cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide) on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would enhance the development of the department.
• Continue professional development and remain current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate means.
• Perform other duties as described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the MPCTA Contract, and as assigned at the Monterey campus, the Education Center at Marina, and/or other designated locations.
• As a member of the Basic Skills Initiative Committee, the MLC Coordinator will cooperate with other instructional support programs to promote collaboration and integration of services to enhance student success and retention.
• Master’s Degree in mathematics or applied mathematics
• Bachelor’s degree in either of the above AND a Master’s degree in statistics, physics, or mathematics education
• Possession of a California Community College Teaching Credential (valid for life) in Mathematics;
• The equivalent. To select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, Monterey Peninsula College recognizes that candidates may have attained expertise through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments may be judged by the District as equivalent to the above qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to download and complete an equivalency application from the employment web page and submit/attach the completed form to the employment application along with appropriate documentation of your qualifications;
• Commitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests
1. A significant number of graduate level mathematics courses.
2. Demonstrated ability to clearly explain concepts in the full range of math and statistics courses taught at MPC.
3. Demonstrated ability to clearly explain to students how math is used in real world situations, such as science, engineering, and business.
4. Demonstrated ability to supervise others.
5. Successful administrative and/or program management experience.
6. Recent successful tutoring and/or teaching experience in mathematics.
7. Demonstrated ability to use a variety of mathematics and general computer software applications with proficiency.
8. Ability to develop and communicate a long-term vision for the role of the MLC in supporting student success.
9. Recent successful experience coordinating supplemental learning programs.
Personal and Professional Qualities:
1. Demonstrated ability to successfully performthe duties described above.
2. Knowledge of and commitment to teaching strategies and methods which enhance student success at community colleges.
3. Interest in teaching/tutoring students in all levels of community college mathematics courses from arithmetic through calculus, including statistics, with particular interest at the basic skills level.
4. Excellent interpersonal skills.
5. Ability to work collegially with faculty and staff.
6. Effective oral and written communication skills.
7. Ability to communicate with students of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, including students with disabilities.
Work Schedule / Supplemental Information:
Anticipated Starting Compensation:
Starting at $50,921-69,050 annually, based on documented education and experience. In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate can also earn a Doctoral stipend of $2,850 or a multiple Masters’ stipend of $2,021, if applicable. In addition, the District provides an excellent fringe benefits package, including paid medical and dental coverage for employees and dependents, and a vision plan, life insurance and long-term disability benefits for the employee only. Retirement is the State Teachers’ Retirement System. Participation in tax deferred plans are available.
The assigned work year is 175.5 days per academic year. The assignment will include a minimum of 35 scheduled hours per week. Selected candidates will participate in campus-wide events beginning August 19, 2013.
Completed application packets must be submitted by 5:00 pm, March 20, 2013. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials:
1. Complete all required fields of the online District Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions; AND
2. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal and professional qualities; AND
3. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your résumé or curriculum vitae; AND
4. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your transcripts from accredited colleges of Bachelor’s degree and all advanced degrees and coursework. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (http://www.aacrao.org/) at the applicant’s expense; AND
5. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your of three (3) current letters of recommendation relevant to your application; AND
6. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of an Essay on the following topic: One of your responsibilities as Coordinator of the Math Learning Center would be to recruit, select, train, and supervise student tutors. Please write an essay explaining how you would successfully carry out this responsibility. Your response is limited to one page and be as concrete as possible. AND
7. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your a list of all courses taught (including descriptive names, dates, and schools) AND
8. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your a list of all subjects tutored (including dates and schools) AND
9. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your a list of all upper division mathematics courses taken (including title, college, date, and grade earned) AND
10. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your a list of all graduate level mathematics courses taken (including title, college, date, and grade earned).
To apply for this position, please go to http://apptrkr.com/308973 and click on the link for “Full Time Faculty and Administrator Positions” there you will find the listing for this position. Click on the job title for full details about the position. Additionally you will see an “apply” button on the right hand side.
For questions regarding this recruitment or problems applying online, please contact:
Kali F. Viker, M.S.
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone: (831) 646-3038
Text Teletype: (831) 645-1319
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