Instructor, Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

California, United States
Monday, 16 March 2020
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 16 May 2020
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Summary

The Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy is seeking a part-time Math instructor to teach undergraduate math courses. In addition, this position will evaluate and grade undergraduate student’s class work, assignments, and exams, as well as mentor undergraduate students. The instructor will supervise Math department Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) students, which involves collaborating with students on defining and developing a summer project and mentoring them through the duration of the program.

Job Duties

  • Provides instructional services for approximately 2 courses throughout the academic year and works on teaching assignments where judgment is required to accomplish assigned goals; nature of work reflects greater awareness and sensitivity to program objectives and student aptitude
  • Supervises Math Reading courses depending on student demand. This will involve working one on one with students to learn specific math subject areas not typically addressed in the usual course offerings for the year
  • Assesses class dynamics to tailor teaching approach; encourages student participation to better understand concepts and principles being covered by materials; identifies and assists students having difficulties learning material
  • Grades student assignments and projects, conducts quizzes and tests, etc.; reports grades to program administration
  • Evaluates instructional material and methodology to determine overall effectiveness of course; may recommend and effect changes as necessary
  • Works with faculty on development of instructional courses; processes feedback from faculty and students to modify coursework to meet academic goals and objectives

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Math related field or equivalent experience
  • Requires 4-6 years of relevant teaching and/or research experience
  • Successful candidates must have a solid grasp of advanced undergraduate math
  • Technically proficient in area(s) of instruction

Required Documents

  • Resume