Assistant professor / lecturer
1) An earned doctorate (PhD or equivalent) in Mathematics or Mathematics Education or a closely-related discipline (such as Mathematical Sciences or Applied Mathematics) from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required at the time of application
2) Evidence of experience coordinating multi-section mathematics courses
3) Demonstrated record of scholarly activity, such as publications and/or grants
4) Demonstrated effectiveness teaching undergraduate mathematics courses
5) Tenure as an Associate or Full Professor at an accredited bachelor’s-degree-granting institution
1) Master’s degree or higher, or equivalent course work, in Mathematics or a closely-related discipline (such as Mathematical Sciences or Applied Mathematics) from an accredited institution (or equivalent)
2) Evidence of experience with instructor training, development, and oversight
3) Demonstrated record of scholarly activity in undergraduate mathematics education, especially involving general education, precalculus, or calculus courses
4) Evidence of experience with and/or training in a variety of effective teaching methods
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.
The successful candidate will be expected to influence the academic advancement of Cal State LA’s students, many of whom are first-generation and minority students. The initial appointment will include coordination responsibilities for some of the department’s multi-section services courses, as well as any associated support courses. These will either be our general education and elementary subject matter courses, or else our precalculus and calculus courses. The coordinating responsibilities broadly fall into the following three categories:
Coordination of courses: Overseeing the creation of common final exams/midterms and coordinating their grading; maintaining a common course structure (LMS, online homework, syllabus, pacing guide, assigned textbook exercises, etc.); performing needed advance preparation work for Early Start Math classes; coordinating and communicating with other departments and campus offices as needed.
Instructor training and evaluation: Developing and implementing instructor training in coordination with CSULA’s Center for Effective Teaching and Learning; performing classroom observations and prviding feedback to instructors; setting up novice instructors with mentors; overseeing TA training.
Assessment and Curriculum: Conducting regular assessment of these courses in terms of tracking and analyzing collected data (pass rates on final exams, course grades, etc.) and suggesting modifications to curriculum and/or instructor training based on the assessment; working with the department’s curriculum committee to modify the course curricula as needed.