Summary of Duties: The responsibilities of this position include teaching, service, and scholarly activity as specified below.
Teach three foundational level courses each semester during the academic year through the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
Serve as the Director of the Math Learning Center. This entails planning and oversight of the day-to-day MLC activities and operations including supervising staff, training tutors for maximum effectiveness, evaluating the tutors through student surveys and regular observations, preparing annual reports on the MLC, interfacing with units across campus on all issues related to the MLC, promoting the MLC to incoming students and their parents/guardians, participating in and contributing to professional organizations and conferences devoted to learning centers, and seeking funding to support initiatives and activities related to the mission of the MLC.
Engage in scholarly activity related to the MLC and possibly, foundational level teaching.
Participate in department activities including colloquia, seminars, and faculty meetings.
The WSUMLC is a drop-in tutoring facility that serves all foundational level mathematics and statistics courses, as well as a few upper division courses such as differential equations and probability and statistics. The MLC is open 56 hours/week with approximately 20,000 student visits per semester. The tutoring staff of 40 includes both graduate students and undergraduate math majors.
Required Qualifications: A doctoral degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education, or a closely related field is required (or evidence of expected completion by July 2019). Successful candidates must provide a demonstrated record of effectiveness in teaching entry level courses and tutoring at the collegiate level and a documented interest in the running and continued development of a mathematics learning center.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carne...gie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.