Temporary Mathematics Educator University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF08903
Geffen Academy educators 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, the Educator will be responsible for the delivery of an excellent program of secondary school instruction, including participation in the creation of the curriculum, teaching up to four (4) courses each term, and participating in the life of the Geffen Academy in a robust and fully engaged manner. This is a bargaining unit covered position. Geffen Academy seeks a Mathematics teacher able to teach a variety of math courses for students in grades 6-12. The curriculum is based on the traditional textbooks as well as on the AoPS (Art of Problem Solving) textbooks, such as Introduction to Geometry, Intermediate Algebra, Intermediate Counting and Probability. Calculus and some other advanced courses at the Geffen will closely resemble the corresponding courses given at the UCLA Department of Mathematics. A successful candidate should either be familiar with the above content or willing and able to quickly become effectively well versed in it.
This is an interim position for the Spring semester, beginning in January 2024.
Consistent with the Mathematics Department leadership's direction, collaborate with other educators in creation of a Geffen Academy program that meets the needs and interests of the Geffen Academy's students.
Collaborate with relevant UCLA faculty in devising programs that enable the Geffen Academy's students to take advantage of the school's relationship with a research university operating at the cutting edge of knowledge creation.
Evaluate and choose books, digital materials, and other academic resources.
Communicate information about student progress to relevant student services colleagues, including to the Department Chair, Dean of Students, Academic Advising and College Guidance staff, Registrar, School Counselor, Faculty Service Coordinator, and athletic team coaches.
Participate in Department representation at parent meetings, recruitment events and math placement process that includes creating the exams, and supervising and grading them.
Assess the continued relevance and success of course offerings within the Department.
Participate in committee work, whether the committee's focus is solely within the Department or reaches to other parts of the Geffen Academy enterprise.
Participate in interdisciplinary instructional programs.
Consistent with the Mathematics Department leadership's direction, serve as instructor/mentor/advisor of students' independent projects.
Engage in co-curricular and extracurricular activities.
Orient new educators and establish appropriate mentoring relationships.
Meet as needed and directed with the Department.
Participate in continuing professional development and training activities.
Be available to provide coverage of instructional work for both scheduled and unscheduled absences of colleagues.
Follow and adhere to UCLA and Geffen Academy policies, procedures, norms, and handbooks as directed
Adhere to Geffen Academy and the University of California applicable policies, procedures, and established protocols. Read and adhere to the school norms, protocols and requirements as outlined in the school Handbooks
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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. Benefits: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.