Montana State University Developmental Mathematics Faculty in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 19035

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dayna Klopp (406) 994-5553
dayna.klopp@montana.edu

Classification Title Faculty

Working Title Developmental Mathematics Faculty

Brief Position Overview

The Developmental Math faculty member predominantly teaches Prealgebra through College Algebra courses for Montana State University and Gallatin College students at Gallatin College MSU. The Developmental Math faculty member works closely with Gallatin College developmental education and workforce programs faculty to ensure course requirements and outcomes prepare students for subsequent coursework and career skills. The Developmental Math faculty member also works closely with the Gallatin College Academic Advisors to facilitate student success. The faculty member must be able to adjust to a wide range of student preparedness and teaching situations. This position reports directly to the Associate Dean for Gallatin College.

The mission of Gallatin College’s Developmental Education Program is to provide engaging learning opportunities to enable students to enhance academic and life skills, to succeed in developmental coursework, to excel in subsequent college-level courses, and to become lifelong learners.

Faculty Tenure Track Yes

Faculty Rank Tenure-track

Position Number 4A5282

Department Gallatin College

Division Gallatin College

Appointment Type Faculty

Contract Term Academic Year

Semester Fall & Spring

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Union Affiliation Montana Two-Year College Faculty Association (MTYCFA)

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary range of $39,459.00 - $44,842.00 annually, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type MUS

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Developmental Math faculty member teaches developmental math courses for Gallatin College (a two-year college). The Developmental Math faculty member works closely with Gallatin College developmental education and workforce programs faculty to ensure course requirements and outcomes prepare students for subsequent coursework and career skills. The Developmental Math faculty member also works closely with the Gallatin College Academic Advisors to facilitate student success. The faculty member must be able to adjust to a wide range of student preparedness and teaching situations. This position reports directly to the Associate Dean for Gallatin College. The mission of Gallatin College’s Developmental Education Program is to provide engaging learning opportunities to enable students to enhance academic and life skills, to succeed in developmental coursework, to excel in subsequent college-level courses, and to become lifelong learners.

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Because increasing the diversity of the Mathematics profession is one of our strategic priorities, women and underrepresented minorities in Mathematics are particularly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaches 15-16 credits per semester, which include STEM classes from Prealgebra through College Algebra and Math Literacy.

  • Teaches non-cognitive skills and effective math study skills.

  • Teaches classes anytime between 8am and 6pm Monday – Friday.

  • Assesses and continuously improves developmental math curriculum.

  • Collaborates with Gallatin College faculty and staff, MSU faculty and staff, students, and other constituents.

  • Serves on campus committees to improve student learning and development, foster a supportive institutional climate, and develop engaged faculty and staff.

  • Supervising non-tenure track faculty.

  • Coordinate multiple section courses.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Master’s degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education.

  • Experience teaching math in a high school or post-secondary institution.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience teaching developmental math at a university, technical or community college.

  • Experience teaching college-level math.

  • Experience teaching, guiding, and motivating students with diverse backgrounds, learning difficulties, disabilities, particularly at-risk and under-represented students.

  • Experience developing, evaluating, and improving math curriculum materials.

  • Demonstrated computer skills and the ability to use instructional technology such as online learning programs and platforms.

  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation in teaching, which may include the use of technology, active learning, flipped classroom, group work, real-world applications, and reading/writing across the curriculum.

  • Participation in professional development related to teaching and math education; willingness to improve teaching based on research and best practices.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current practices in developmental education.

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Demonstrate commitment to developmental education that meets high academic standards and responds to student needs.

  • Demonstrate ability to teach, guide, and motivate students.

  • Express desire to innovate and to grow professionally.

  • Contribute to an effective work atmosphere by interacting positively and appropriately with students, colleagues, supervisors and other constituents.

  • Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds who may have a combination of special needs and/or academic, economic or social barriers to success in their education.

  • Demonstrate willingness to participate actively in college activities beyond one’s field of expertise.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

Work is predominately performed in an office, classroom, and laboratory setting.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program

The mission of Gallatin College’s Developmental Education Program is to provide engaging learning opportunities to enable students to enhance academic and life skills, to succeed in developmental coursework, to excel in subsequent college-level courses, and to become lifelong learners.

The Department

Gallatin College MSU is Southwest Montana’s two-year college, offering associate degrees and one-year professional certificates. Gallatin College complements the four-year programs at Montana State University and ensures access to workforce development that promotes a vibrant local economy.

Gallatin College collaborates extensively with area industries to develop new programs and provide responsive training options that meet local workforce needs. One- and two-year workforce programs help students improve their skills and advance their career opportunities, or prepare for a career change.

The College

Founded in 1893 as a Land Grant University, Montana State University (MSU) is composed of nine academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 15,000 students, including approximately 2000 graduate students. MSU is recognized as one of 108 U.S. Research Universities (very high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation rankings.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.

Position End Date (if temporary)

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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on October 29, 2018 and continue until an adequate pool is established.

Special Instructions

For questions regarding this position, please contact Dayna Klopp at (406) 994-5553 or dayna.klopp@montana.edu.

Please note when applying: A minimum of 3 professional references are required when applying for this position. Documents to be uploaded with the application need to have the following information included:

  • Cover letter where you may expand on any qualifications not addressed in the questions below, and

  • Resume or curriculum vitae detailing education and professional experience, and

  • One-page teaching philosophy.

Upon availability this position can start Spring or Fall Semester 2019.

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: www2.montana.edu/policy/affirmative_action/ .