Overview

Job no: 505340
Classification: Term Assistant Professor
Grade: UAFT Grade 10
Work type: Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit: Matanuska Susitna College
Location: Palmer
Categories: Education/Instructional

Duties

Teach 100- and 200-level Math courses to undergraduate college students following the approved UAA course content guide Prepare syllabus consistent with approved UAA course content guide; Prepare instruction appropriate to student learning outcomes and class delivery mode, e.g. face-to-face, blended, on-line; Evaluate student learning; Provide timely feedback to students on their learning; Respond to student questions about the class in a timely manner; Submit final grades on-time. Hold regular office hours appropriate for the courses being taught; Engage in University, professional and/or community service; Workload will normally consist of: 80% teaching (12 credits per semester) and 20% service to the university, community, and discipline Essential

“Opportunities start here” is more than a slogan at Matanuska-Susitna College (Mat-Su College); it is our mission. Our aim is to transform student aspirations into realities. Matanuska-Susitna College seeks applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals.

Matanuska-Susitna College (MSC) is seeking a term Assistant Professor of Mathematics. This is a bipartite (no research requirement) position. The successful candidate will be available to start August 2017 and must be prepared to teach a variety of 100- and 200-level college Math courses, including college algebra, calculus I, II, III. Applicants must be available to teach the courses face-to-face on the campus of Mat-Su College.

Mat-Su College is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The campus is located on 951 acres in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the fastest growing region of Alaska. We serve as a major higher education hub for the communities of Wasilla and Palmer. Our student-friendly campus offers small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities, including paramedic classrooms with a fully equipped ambulance bay, updated science labs, and a new 520-seat performing arts theater, the first in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The campus has an annual operating budget of nearly $11,000,000 and employs nearly one hundred full-time faculty and staff and more than one hundred adjunct instructors to serve approximately 2,000 students each semester.

Join us and help turn student aspirations into reality!

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate complex mathematical concepts and theories in practical and meaningful ways to a diverse population entering the system with varying levels of math ability
  • Ability to prepare students to be successful in responding to the math and critical thinking requirements of a broad range of upper-division courses in varying disciplines
  • Ability to encourage students to be active partners in the teaching/learning processes
  • Ability to incorporate technology in a classroom setting to support student learning
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to student success
  • Ability to construct effective learning activities for students
  • Ability to communicate effectively as a teacher
  • Ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively within a diverse environment.

Required Experience:

Evidence of potential for successful college teaching and service. College-level teaching experience preferred.

Typical Education and Training:

Ph.D. in Mathematics or closely related field required.

Duties:

Teach 100- and 200-level Math courses to undergraduate college students following the approved UAA course content guide Prepare syllabus consistent with approved UAA course content guide; Prepare instruction appropriate to student learning outcomes and class delivery mode, e.g. face-to-face, blended, on-line; Evaluate student learning; Provide timely feedback to students on their learning; Respond to student questions about the class in a timely manner; Submit final grades on-time. Hold regular office hours appropriate for the courses being taught; Engage in University, professional and/or community service; Workload will normally consist of: 80% teaching (12 credits per semester) and 20% service to the university, community, and discipline.

Application:

Interested applicants must submit: a cover letter, CV or resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information as part of their electronic application. In addition unofficial transcripts, a sample syllabus for an introductory (100 level) mathematics course, and a statement of teaching philosophy must be emailed to Maureen Hunt at mehunt@alaska.edu.

 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Receipt of official transcripts is a condition of employment for the successful hire.

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