Lecturer - Developmental Math

The University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, TX

ID: 7103654
Posted: June 21, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About The University of Texas at El Paso:
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is a comprehensive public research university that is increasing access to excellent higher education. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students in 168 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in 10 colleges and schools. It is one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving institutions in the country, with a student body that is over 80% Hispanic. UTEP advances discovery of public value and positively impacts the health, culture, education, and economy of the community it serves. With more than $108 million in total annual research expenditures, the University is ranked by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a doctoral university with very high research activity, which makes it among the top 5% of four-year higher education institutions across the U.S. to earn this distinction. In addition, UTEP is a Carnegie Classified Community Engaged Institution - one of only 73 top-tier research universities in the U.S. to hold both designations.

About the Department:

The Developmental Mathematics Department is dedicated to preparing and supporting underprepared students for academic success in college level math using creative course design, technology, and interventions, based on the belief that every student should have the opportunity to pursue their educational goals.

The Developmental Math Department prepares students for college-level work in math. The department offers 4 courses: Beginning Basic Math (NCBM M031), Intermediate Algebra (Math 0311), Intermediate Algebra Co-req (Math 0312 Co-requisite), and College Algebra Co-req (Math 0313 Co-requisite). These courses are taught using ALEKS, a web-based application. The Developmental Math department is very proactive in searching for better ways to make our students successful, not only in our classes, but in their first college-level math course.

In addition, the Developmental Mathematics department offers two summer bridge programs, MDM (Mad Dog Math), and Extender. These two programs are designed to help students succeed in college.

Job Description:
The University of Texas at El Paso seeks a lecturer to teach developmental math courses to UTEP students beginning fall 2022. The department focuses on inclusive pedagogy and student support to ensure that students are prepared to succeed in college. UNIV 1301 lecturers play a role in the successful implementation of UTEP's entering student initiatives. Lecturers will be instrumental in facilitating entering students' path towards academic success. Successful ESE lecturers have a genuine commitment to working directly with students, evidenced by experience providing individual student support in academic advising, student success, or other relevant experiences. Employees in this role are expected to:

Facilitate Student Learning by one-on-one tutoring, mentoring and coaching students on an individualized basis.
Prepare, deliver, and assess learning to students with diverse level of math content knowledge.
Provide instruction using technology, specifically ALEKS, educational standards of delivery, and a variety of methods of instruction.
Actively engage students in critical thinking, meta-cognitive processes, and interpersonal skills.
Evaluate and revise course curricula, course content, and methods of instruction.
Improve student learning by keeping abreast of advances in pedagogy and implementing those strategies in the classroom.
Identify and implement, as appropriate, innovative pedagogical practices.
Infuse multicultural and diverse perspectives into the instructional process as appropriate and conduct classes in a manner that demonstrates respect for individual and cultural differences.
Participate in professional development by joining professional organizations, participating in professional conferences, and by attending training sessions and workshops.
Present at conferences as opportunities arise.

A Bachelor's degree is required in Mathematics, Science, or Engineering, along with two years of college teaching or other relevant experience. ESE lecturers are highly motivated instructors with superior interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, excellent presentation skills, and experience successfully integrating technology into curriculum and/or pedagogy. Candidates are highly motivated and dedicated to student success. The candidate must have a proven track record of working in a collaborative team environment. Additionally, the ideal candidate has demonstrated the ability to motivate students at the college level and develop a positive mentoring relationship with diverse student populations.

Preferred Experience:

A Master's degree in Math, Math Education, or Higher Educational Leadership is preferred. College teaching focused on developmental math students, and an understanding of the Texas Success Initiative Assessment, TSIA and how it impacts placement of students into developmental math.