Summer Geometry B Lecturer University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF04556 Recruitment Period Open May 6th, 2019 through Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Description: Geffen Academy faculty approach teaching as an intellectual profession of the highest order, one in which knowledge is not only transmitted but created. Geffen Academy teachers possess a sophisticated and reflective understanding of their discipline and a record of achievement which demonstrates their ability to utilize and contribute to the robust connections we have with UCLA, a world-class research institution. Teachers' innovation is guided by our school's mission to prioritize proven educational practices while also recognizing that teaching is a complex intellectual endeavor that defies rigid codification. We are committed to a humane working environment and also recognize that teaching goes beyond the life of the mind. Geffen Academy teachers seek to create trusting and caring relationships with their students and with their larger community.
Summary: Under the direction of the Mathematics Department Chair and Summer Program Director, the Educator will be responsible for the delivery of an excellent program of summer Geometry B instruction for upper school students, including participation in the creation of the curriculum, teaching up to two sections of twelve (12) classes which are four (4) hours long, over a two and half (2.5) week or five (5) week period.
Geffen Academy seeks a Mathematics teacher able to create curriculum and teach summer Geometry to upper school students grades 9-12. The curriculum is based on the traditional textbooks as well as on the AoPS (Art of Problem Solving) textbooks, such as Introduction to Geometry. A successful candidate should either be familiar with the above content or willing and able to quickly become familiar with it.
We are looking for people who find studying and teaching mathematics to the next generation self-rewarding, just as studying math is self-rewarding for research mathematicians. We are looking for people interested in applying math as a tool kit to other areas of human knowledge, from physics to computer science to economics and finance to history and literature, in close cooperation with students, other teachers, and faculty members of the UCLA Department of Mathematics.
Job Duties: ? Consistent with the Mathematics Department leadership's direction, collaborate with other faculty in creation of summer Geometry that meets the needs and interests of upper school students. ? Consistent with the Mathematics Department leadership's direction, collaborate with relevant UCLA faculty in devising the summer Geometry program that enable students to take advantage of the Academy's relationship with a research university operating at the cutting edge of knowledge creation. ? Consistent with the Mathematics Department leadership's direction, evaluate and choose books, digital materials, and other academic resources. ? Communicate information about student progress to students and their families as well as relevant student services colleagues, including to the Summer Program Director, Mathematics Department Chair, Dean of Students, Learning Resource Specialist, academic advising and college guidance staff, Academic Coordinator, Registrar, counselor/psychologist, and athletic team coaches. ? Participate in Summer Program meetings as needed. ? Consistent with the Mathematics Department leadership's direction, assess the continued relevance and success of this course. ? Participate in committee work, whether the committee's focus is solely within the Department or reaches to other parts of the Geffen Academy enterprise. ? Meet as needed with the Department and/or Summer Program Director. ? Be available to provide coverage of instructional work for both scheduled and unscheduled absences of colleagues. ? Be available to students and their parents for any and all Department related issues. ? This list of duties is not exhaustive. Qualifications: A successful candidate should have a Bachelor's degree (with a Master's degree preferred) in a math-related field and a strong background in either secondary or university education with a clear understanding and embrace of the Academy's mission, vision, and values; a record of outstanding success as an educator; excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to articulate and explain instructional issues to colleagues, students, and their families; must be self-directed and able to effectively prioritize and handle multiple tasks subject to frequent interruption; must be capable of developing and sustaining close, effective working relationships with colleagues in the department and from other parts of UCLA and of Academy staff on matters of interdisciplinary and institutional concern.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.