Coordinator, UC Merced Math Center, Office of Undergraduate Education
University of California, Merced
April 3, 2018
Salary is commensurate with ed
Higher Education Institution
The University of California at Merced seeks a Coordinator for the UC Merced Math Center (Academic Coordinator Series Level I), a fiscal year (year-round) administrative position.
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.
The UC Merced Math Center is a collaboration between the School of Natural Sciences, The Applied Mathematics Faculty and the Office of Undergraduate Education that serves as an academic support resource for undergraduate students. The Center is staffed by instructional staff (lecturers or graduate students) and trained undergraduate peer tutors, offering drop-in tutoring in a supportive learning environment, workshops and online resources that support success in lower division mathematics courses.
The Math Center at UC Merced is seeking its first full-time coordinator. The successful candidate will bring a current understanding of STEM teaching pedagogy and a knowledge of the academic needs of undergraduate students. Candidates will be responsible for further developing effective academic support program that integrates effective mathematical pedagogy and curricular with educational practices that promote student success in lower-division math courses. As an Academic Coordinator (payroll title), the Math Center coordinator is a full-time administrator.
Reporting to both the Applied Mathematics Undergraduate Chair and the Office of Undergraduate Education, the Math Center Coordinator will:
Manage the day-to-day services provided by the Center: creating and managing services schedules, supervising graduate and undergraduate student staff, and maintaining a program budget.
Collaborate with the Applied Mathematics faculty to coordinate services and staff training to ensure support aligns with classroom pedagogy and identified student needs.
Design Center activities that enhance student understanding and application of mathematical concepts.
Supervise and provide pedagogical training to graduate and undergraduate students employed in the Math Center, including holding regular staff meetings.
Collaborate with campus partners, including faculty, the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning, the STEM Resource Center and other campus academic support units to foster a collaborative approach to supporting student success in mathematics.
Spend up to 30 hours per week in the Center, supervising staff activities and, as needed, providing direct student support, including individual learning assistance and workshops.
Lead program evaluation and assessment, providing data and reports to the faculty and campus administration as requested. Assessment planning and implementation will take place in collaboration with the Faculty Assessment Organizer for Applied Mathematics.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Advanced degree in applied mathematics or a related field.
1 year of experience as a graduate teaching assistant at the postsecondary level.
Administrative experience in academic support centers or programs (examples include: supervision of staff, training, assessment, budgeting, scheduling, and/ or budgetary oversight).
Demonstrable professional interest in STEM or Math pedagogy (e.g. conference presentations, graduate course work, publications).
Experience working with students traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education.
3 years of teaching math at the postsecondary level
2 or more years of progressively responsible administrative experience in academic support/tutoring centers and/or program administration
Review of applications will begin on 4/16/18 and will continue until the position is filled.
Internal Number: JPF00639
About University of California, Merced
UC Merced is the first new American research university built in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service. The campus opened Sept. 5, 2005, in the San Joaquin Valley. The university is about an hour north of Fresno, two hours south of Sacramento, two hours southeast of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, and 90 minutes west of Yosemite National Park.