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University Quantitative Support Specialist

Employer
Bucknell University
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 29, 2024

Job Details



University Quantitative Support Specialist

R0000000153
Bertrand Library

Position Title:
University Quantitative Support Specialist

Position Type:
Full time

Location:
Bertrand Library

Categories:
Staff Exempt

Job Summary:
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 developing programs to offer group and 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, 2024.

This is a 4-year gift funded position; securing permanent funding for this role is a high priority.

This is a full-time, 40-hour per week, 10-month, exempt, benefits eligible position operating from August 1 to May 31 with flexibility as needed.

Application materials should include a CV as well as a cover letter which specifically addresses the posted qualifications. Please also share a separate written diversity statement that addresses the 4 principles of the TLC and specifically how you might position yourself in a predominantly white institution to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for underrepresented students.

Application review will begin on May 7, 2024.

Job Duties:
  • Structure a program and 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.

Salary Range:
This is a Staff Exempt position with a hiring range of $49,200-61,500 (E07) with the required Master's degree and a hiring range of $54,080 - $67,600 (E08) with a Ph.D. in mathematical sciences. The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.

Application materials should include a CV as well as a cover letter which specifically addresses the posted qualifications. Please also share a separate written diversity statement that addresses the 4 principles of the TLC and specifically how you might position yourself in a predominantly white institution to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for underrepresented students.

Job Exempt:

Salary Range:
49,200.00-61,500.00

The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.

This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.

Advertised:
2024-04-11

Benefits:

Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
  • Flexible scheduling options determined by role;
  • Medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
  • An outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
  • Full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
  • A comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
  • A myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card


To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.
E-VerifyBucknell University participates with the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) E-Verify program. We will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.For additional information regarding Bucknell's E-Verify requirements, please contact the office of Talent, Culture & Human Resources (570) 577-1631 or email hr@bucknell.edu.E-Verify Posters (sharing the link to the posters, which are also attached)

To apply, visit https://bucknell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Bertrand-Library/University-Quantitative-Support-Specialist_R0000000153.



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