Business and Math Unit Faculty Director
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Business and Math Unit Faculty Director provides leadership around all aspects of support for quantitative reasoning, mathematics, and quantitative business courses within the Tutoring and Academic Support Center (TASC). The Faculty Director articulates and advances a pedagogically sound approach to mathematics/quantitative instruction, educates tutors in that approach, and supports students as they become stronger in their quantitative skills. In addition, the Faculty Director collaborates with instructors across campus who teach quantitative courses, particularly General Education Area B4/Quantitative Reasoning courses, lower division mathematics courses, and business courses with a quantitative focus. This is a 1.0 lecturer faculty position with an expectation of fulltime hours at TASC during the academic year (fall and spring semesters). In addition, the role is expected to include two weeks of paid preparation and planning time prior to the start of both the fall and spring semesters.
- Understand the needs of students in mathematics, business, and quantitative courses and develop support services to assist students in succeeding in these courses.
- Develop and maintain relationships with individual instructors teaching General Education Area B4/Quantitative Reasoning courses, lower division mathematics courses, and business courses with a quantitative focus.
- Plan, implement and assess projects and initiatives that support student success in quantitative/mathematics courses.
- Recruit, interview, hire, and supervise student project leads for the Business and Math Unit, providing support and guidance in developing trainings, doing outreach, and designing and implementing projects.
- Interview, hire, and supervise tutors for the Business and Math Unit, developing relationships of trust, where feedback and support are shared.
- Lead weekly education and training sessions for new tutors, modeling evidence-based best practices, providing samples of student work, and developing opportunities for hands on learning, discussion, and practice.
- Facilitate weekly continuing education and training sessions for returning tutors focused on special topics such as embedded tutoring, online tutoring, group tutoring, etc.
- Work collaboratively with the Executive Director and the other Faculty Directors in TASC to develop and implement campus-wide tutor training with a focus on mathematics and quantitative skills.
- Assess practices, programs, and events, in order to support continual program improvement and remain responsive to evolving student and campus needs.
- Stay abreast of research in the fields of mathematics instruction/pedagogy, and tutor education.
- Collaborate with the Executive Director, staff, faculty fellows, student employees, and the other Faculty Directors in TASC to implement the mission and vision of the center in alignment with the mission and vision of the Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning and San Francisco State University.
We are recruiting lecturer faculty for this role. The following qualifications are required:
- Master’s Degree
- One year of experience in university teaching and/or tutoring
- Background in mathematics instruction and pedagogy
- Experience with teaching or tutoring math learners
- Experience meeting the needs of a diverse student population
- Excellent time management and organization skills
- Ability to innovate and collaborate
In addition to the above qualifications, we are looking for candidates who have:
- Master’s Degree in a Mathematics, Business, or a related discipline
- Two years of experience tutoring in a university or community college setting
- Knowledge of San Francisco State University and the CSU
- Experience creating and implementing tutor training programs
- Experience implementing tutoring and academic support programs and initiatives (like embedded tutoring, online tutoring, etc.)
- Experience teaching quantitative reasoning or business math
- Experience with synchronous online learning
Hiring Process and Compensation
Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references to Kim Altura, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, at email@example.com no later than November 8, 2019.
The compensation for this role is based on qualifications and experience. The anticipated hiring salary is $5,040 - $5,200 per month. This appointment is for Spring 2020. Pending positive performance, the role will continue as an academic year appointment in 2020-2021.