Math Faculty Member

Location
Kyrgyzstan (KG)
Posted
06 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
05 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Position: Math Faculty Member, UCA’s Preparatory Programme
Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty Station: Khorog Campus, Tajikistan
Commencement Date: June 2017

Background
The University of Central Asia (UCA) is a private (not for profit), secular University whose charter has been signed by the Presidents of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, and His Highness the Aga Khan, ratified by the parliaments of the founding states and registered with the United Nations. UCA is the first internationally chartered university in the world. UCA’s mission is to foster the socio-economic development of Central Asia, particularly its mountain societies, while helping the peoples of the region preserve and draw upon their rich cultural heritages as assets for the future.
 
Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
The University of Central Asia is seeking a Math Faculty Member to have an active involvement in the development, planning, preparation and undertaking of all academic upgrading initiatives related to Math instruction within the duration of their contract. This individual is expected to teach two cohorts of 15-20 international students from Central Asia by engaging students in problem solving along concrete examples and applications to abstract ideas. The purpose of the Math Faculty Member is to ensure students are prepared for the rigors of mathematics at a university level.

Overall Programme Outcomes for Math

The Math Faculty Member will teach a series of Math Courses over 2.5 semesters and will be responsible for engendering the following learning outcomes among students:

After Semester 1, UCA students will be able to:

• Apply mathematical reasoning skills to identify the scope of complex mathematical problems.
• Select mathematical techniques and methods required to solve discrete mathematics problems.
• Use computational strategies related to Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Probability, Statistics, and Number Theory to model and explore concepts, ideas, topical issues and local context.
• Justify solutions through mathematical arguments that integrate multiple concepts.
• Use a variety of ways to represent and communicate the processes used and solutions to discrete mathematics problems.

After Semesters 2 and 3 (half-semester), UCA students will be able to:

• Apply foundational mathematical reasoning and computation skills to complex mathematical problems.
• Select mathematical techniques and methods required to solve calculus and vectors problems.
• Use computational strategies related to Limits, Continuity, Derivatives, Integrals, and Vectors to explore concepts, ideas, topical issues, and local context.
• Justify solutions through mathematical arguments that integrate multiple concepts.
• Use a variety of ways to represent and communicate the processes used and solutions to calculus and vectors problems.

Experience
• Experience (5+ years) in teaching Math to high school, community college and/or university students
• Some experience with Math curriculum development
• Some experience in developing and delivering training modules to other teachers, tutors, mentors, etc.
• Professional familiarity with Central Asian secondary and post-secondary education landscape would be an asset
• Experience managing student projects

Language
•  Native-like English
•  Advanced Russian and some knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik or Kazakh would be an asset

Education
• A Master’s Degree from a globally recognized university in Math or a related discipline where the individual had the opportunity to use advanced statistical methodologies would be ideal
• Teaching Certification from a globally recognized university
•  Ph.D. from a globally recognized university would be ideal

Relationships
The Math Faculty Member will:
• Report to the Dean of UCA School of Arts & Sciences but work under the supervision of the Associate Dean on Campus

Salary and Package: Salary and package to attract the best candidate.  
 
The job description is subject to change.

How to apply: 
Please send us (1) an up-to-date resume; (2) a sample of any published work; and (3) teaching evaluations from the last three years of employment to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 15 December 2016. Please use: “Math Faculty Member” as the subject header and indicate how you heard about us.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Review other job vacancies at: http://www.ucentralasia.org/About/CurrentVacancies

The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000. The Presidents of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan and His Highness the Aga Khan signed the International Treaty and Charter establishing this secular and private University.

UCA consists of its Undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Professional and Continuing Education, the Institute of Public Policy and Administration, the Mountain Societies Research Institute, the Cultural Heritage and Humanities Unit, the Central Asian Faculty Development Programme and the Aga Khan Humanities Project. The University brings with it the commitment and partner¬ship of the Aga Khan Development Network.

The University is advancing construction of three residential campuses in Khorog, Tajikistan; Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic; and Tekeli, Kazakhstan that will serve 3,600 students when fully operational. UCA will launch its undergraduate degree programmes at its campuses in Naryn in September 2016, in Khorog in 2018, and in Tekeli in 2020.
For more information on UCA, please visit www.ucentralasia.org.