An employment opportunity is now open as Curriculum Specialist at the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin. The Dana Center seeks an experienced mathematics educator to lead the development of curricular materials for the New Mathways Project.
The position requires an understanding of the needs of underprepared students, strong mathematics content knowledge, and understanding of curriculum design and development.
The Center is currently accepting applications, and the position will remain open until filled. See full posting at http://www.utexas.edu/jobs, posting # 13-11-11-01-0442 (go to “Job Search” and enter posting # in search bar).
Below is more information:
The Dana Center’s work in higher education focuses on the New Mathways Project. Through this project, the Dana Center develops tools, resources, and services to support colleges seeking to improve developmental and gateway mathematics programs. The Dana Center is well-known for its ability to create tools based on research that educators in the field can implement at scale. We strive to balance the ideal with the practical.
The Dana Center is committed to developing materials that support pedagogical techniques that engage students actively in tasks that require problem solving and sense making. This is described more fully in the Curriculum Design Standards2. The Dana Center also integrates evidence-based practices to support students to develop the skills, attitudes and mindsets necessary to be independent learners. Our goal is to develop products and services that will have a positive impact on large numbers of students. As we say here at the Center, “We don’t do anything small.”
The primary responsibility of the curriculum specialist is to oversee the development of curricular materials for the NMP mathematics courses3. The curriculum will be developed in an online platform that allows for interactive components. The curriculum specialist must be able to design and develop materials that can be used in a wide variety of settings, with diverse student populations and faculty with a wide range of experience and content and pedagogical knowledge. Challenging features must be supported through resources for the faculty and students. The curriculum specialist will also work collaboratively with team members to support the overall project. These activities include development and delivery of training for faculty, contributing to presentations and publications related to the work, and outreach to external partners, 4-year colleges and funders.
- Collaborate with faculty and experts in the field to develop learning outcomes and the course outline;
Recruit, train and oversee authors and reviewers;
- Author and review materials as needed;
- Work with the publisher to design the online elements of the curriculum;
- Edit materials to create a coherent and consistent curriculum;
- Collect student and faculty feedback and data;
- Use feedback and data to inform revision and improvement of materials
- Master's degree in Mathematics Education, Mathematics, or Education with mathematics emphasis or related STEM field.
- Six years of combined experience in classroom teaching in grades 9-14, curriculum development, and/or supervising or providing technical assistance and support for mathematics teachers or faculty.
- Knowledge of developmental mathematics students and mathematics content.
- Demonstrated experience in curriculum development.
- Demonstrated management and organizational skills, written and oral communication skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
- Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, Mathematics, or Education with mathematics emphasis.
- More than 8 years of combined experience in community college teaching and teaching mathematics in grades 8-16, managing educational projects, and/or working with PK-14 teachers.
Proven successful experience in faculty leadership including developing and facilitating professional learning opportunities.
- Demonstrated broad knowledge of Texas and national math standards and college-readiness standards.
- Experience working across levels and/or communities, including such experience as working with higher education faculty and/or school administrators to build mathematics programs PK-16 or working in business/education coalitions or collaborative endeavors.
Applicants selected for interviews will be asked to submit work samples demonstrating curriculum development skills.
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