The Department of Mathematics of the University of Kansas invites qualified instructors with a record of excellence in teaching introductory mathematics courses to apply to the position of lecturer/academic program associate for the Kansas Algebra Program (KAP). This program coordinates the instruction and student support services for College Algebra (Math 101) and Intermediate Algebra (Math 002). KAP is a national showcase of peer-supported instruction centered on the students with many resources and opportunities. Course content is presented through a closely coordinated program of small class sizes. Under a new model, classes will be taught by KAP lecturers/APAs and graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) with classroom assistance by undergraduate teaching assistants (UTAs), with common assessments, a drop-in help room, and tutor and study groups. The KAP lecturers/APAs will join this team of dedicated mathematics educators and will teach an average of three sections per semester of Math 002/Math 101 and will also be asked to supervise GTAs and UTAs. The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.
The Department of Mathematics has an internationally recognized faculty and a strong graduate program leading to both the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. A broad range of programs is possible including algebra, analysis, combinatorics, control theory, dynamical systems, geometry, numerical analysis, probability, statistics, stochastic analysis/control, partial differential equations, set theory, and topology. The department has a long tradition of excellence. The first Ph.D. granted west of the Mississippi was in mathematics at KU in 1895. Since then, the graduate program has been a central part of the department’s research and teaching. Historic Snow Hall, which houses the department, contains state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture spaces, computer labs, and other facilities.
The University of Kansas is a major public research and teaching institution that operates through a diverse, multi-campus system. KU’s many parts are bound together by a mission to serve as a "center for learning, research, scholarship and creative endeavor" in the state of Kansas, the nation and the world. An ideal campus, historic and wireless at the same time, KU is home to one of the top public-university library systems in the nation. The university fosters a multicultural environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
A city of approximately 100,000, Lawrence is located in the rolling hills of eastern Kansas, 35 miles west of the Kansas City metropolitan area and 20 miles east of Topeka, the state capital. Home to Haskell Indian Nations University as well as KU, Lawrence offers the many cultural opportunities of a university town. Lawrence is a wonderful community filled with endless opportunities for historical explorations, beautiful scenery, incredible arts and entertainment venues, and many popular restaurants. Kansas City International airport, The Plaza, and access to world-renowned attractions are less than an hour away.
Teaches an average of three sections per semester of Math 002/Math 101 for both the fall and spring semesters or equivalent.
Implements KAP curricula following the program pedagogical and technological approaches.
Holds regular office hours for students involved in classes taught.
Adheres to department, College and university policies and procedures.
Collaborating in the development of Math 002/Math 101 curricula and material, other math and KU curricula, assessment, and delivery.
Academic Program Associate (15%)
Participates in the KAP team with other KAP lecturers under the leadership of KAP Program Director to provide uniform coordination of Math 002/Math 101 instruction and services for KAP students.
Training, supervising and evaluating graduate teaching assistants assigned to teach Math 002/Math101 courses and undergraduate teaching assistants assigned to help in the classroom, help room and testing center.
Assists in the production of assessment reports on the KAP program.
Participates in research studies of the Math 002/Math 101 courses and student learning.
Coordinates developmental study groups meetings, individual math studying skills sessions and other mathematics learning student development activities.
Collaborates with campus student services to promote success, retention and degree progression.
Engages in opportunities to enhance knowledge of best practices and participates in appropriate professional activities.
All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues. Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in all areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.
Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in resume, and (3) information provided from professional references.
Ph.D. in Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences or related fields. Include a copy of your transcript.
Record of teaching developmental mathematics (intermediate algebra, college algebra or precalculus)
Record of providing instruction at a postsecondary educational institution
Demonstrated written communication skills as evidenced by application materials.
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