The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for the position of Program Administrator of Math Pathways Support. The position begins in March 2021. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics hosts 22 full-time faculty members with diverse teaching and research interests, 2 full-time lecturers, and 6 professional, clerical, and administrative staff who support the Math Pathways Support Program, the Math Tutoring Center, and the department office. The Program Administrator of Math Pathways Support is responsible for planning and administering the assessment, instructional, and operational activities, programs, and services of the Math Pathways Support Program. The Program Administrator has a significant role in student success and retention. The successful candidate contributes to the departments strong reputation in these areas by working with faculty and instructors in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and staff in advising and student support units within the university. The work of the Program Administrator may include teaching lower-level courses in the Quantitative Reasoning Math Pathway and the Algebra Math Pathway. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers undergraduate programs in Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, Actuarial Science, Secondary Education Mathematics, and Elementary Education Mathematics, as well as graduate programs in Mathematics and Applied Statistics. Eastern Michigan University has an enrollment of approximately 17,000 students and is located in Ypsilanti in southeastern Michigan, in between Ann Arbor and the Detroit metro area.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan and implement programs designed to assess and place students in appropriate courses in the Quantitative Reasoning Math Pathway and the Algebra Math Pathway.
Plan course curriculum and select instructional materials for use in pre-college level mathematics courses, including reviewing online support tools for student support.
Oversee the day-to-day operational activities of the Math Pathways Support Program, including the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of instructional and operations support staff.
Develop instruments for evaluating Math Pathways Support programs and services, and work with the department head and faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to ensure the Math Pathways Support Program is meeting Departmental and University needs and expectations.
Provide leadership, in collaboration with the department head, in the development of new initiatives and programs in math pathways support and for the revision of existing ones.
Maintain knowledge of current and emerging trends in math pathways support by engaging with student support communities and through participation in professional organizations and conferences. Perform related duties as required.
Depth and breadth of discipline-specific content knowledge, which is typically acquired by a Masters Degree or higher in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or a related field is required.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills in math pathways support program development and administration typically acquired through at least four years progressively more responsible experience in college-level math pathways support programs is necessary.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary.
Experience using technology in instruction, communication, and student support is essential.
Supervisory experience is desirable.
Experience in grant writing and implementation is desirable.
History of active participation in programs for student success and persistence is required and history of participation in relevant professional organizations and conferences is desirable.
Internal Number: 12701
About Eastern Michigan University
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.