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University Quantitative Support Specialist

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 9, 2022

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University Quantitative Support Specialist

Job No: 497172
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Other, Academic Affairs

Bucknell University is seeking a Quantitative Support Specialist who will report to the Associate Director for Student Learning Support in the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC). They will work closely with the staff of the TLC, departments on campus that offer courses needing quantitative support, an SLS Faculty Fellow for Quantitative Support, and the Associate Provost for Transformative Teaching and Learning. The primary activities of this position are offering individualized assistance with quantitative concepts to students; supporting the work and professional development of peer tutors and study group facilitators in introductory quantitative courses; and leading workshops for students. Learner-centered work with students includes one-on-one and small group tutoring, building and conducting workshops to help students build stronger foundational quantitative skills, and collaborating on the training and supervision of a corps of peer tutors. The person in this position may have the opportunity to teach a quantitatively-focused course periodically. This position will have a flexible start date no later than August 1, 2023.

This position is donor-funded through May, 2027, and is renewable pending additional funding. It is a priority for Bucknell to secure funding to ensure that students receive ongoing support in this area.

Job Duties:
  • Provide drop-in and scheduled tutoring to students on quantitative topics and learning strategies; this includes working with students to fill in gaps in the prerequisite knowledge needed for success in their current quantitative courses. May include one or two evenings per week to work alongside peer tutors and model best practices, or conduct tutoring observations and offer growth-oriented feedback
  • Support the training and management of student peer educators within the TLC's Tutoring and Study Groups programs for introductory quantitative courses, with a leading role in the support of quantitative staff; provide content training for quantitative-subject-area peer tutors and work with TLC colleagues to provide pedagogical support as well
  • Collaboratively design and conduct interventions, resources, and workshops to help students (re-)acquire foundational quantitative skills
  • Assist with generating, curating, and updating quantitatively-focused resources, such as software or videos; collaborate within the SLS outreach systems to make these resources available
  • Support and contribute to the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion, including through assisting with University initiatives designed to increase the success of students from traditionally underrepresented groups
  • Design and implement assessment of effectiveness of quantitatively-focused support programs falling under purview of position, and evaluate and suggest changes to current support models as needed.
  • Demonstrate continued engagement with research and best practices in undergraduate quantitatively-focused education and other relevant areas, e.g., inclusive and antiracist pedagogies
  • Periodically teach a quantitatively-focused course
  • Additional duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in the mathematical sciences required.
  • Following a Master's degree, at least two years of experience teaching undergraduate mathematics or statistics courses and working closely with students. Teaching experience should include multiple courses from among the following: single and multivariable calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, introductory statistics.
  • Candidates should possess knowledge of areas of student difficulties and misconceptions in the relevant courses and how to support these students.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Candidates must demonstrate excellent teaching, tutoring and interpersonal skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills; flexibility and openness to learning; ability to handle confidential information on a routine basis; and willingness to collaborate in a busy learning environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences. Extensive experience working with students who need additional support to be successful in quantitatively focused courses. Extensive teaching experience at the level of calculus and above. Experience supervising students in support roles.

    Work Type:
    This is a full time, 10 month, benefits eligible position. This position is donor-funded through May, 2027, and is renewable pending additional funding. It is a priority for Bucknell to secure funding to ensure that students receive ongoing support in this area.

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