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Instructional Specialist (Pre-College Mathematics)

Position Deleted on 9/23/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Dover, DE
  • Admin - Tutors and Learning Resources
  • Faculty - Science - Mathematics
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
General Description
The Instructional Specialist reports to the Director of Academic Support Center (ASC) coordinating math support, study skills, learning and retention programming for students having difficulty with quantitative skills and mathematical reasoning. The person in this position will collaborate with faculty, ASC staff, and offices within Academic Enrichment to plan, organize and coordinate academic assistance for students having difficulty. In addition the incumbent will create a Math and Quantitative Reasoning Resource Center within the AE division with the view to enhance student's quantitative reasoning abilities and contribute to faculty development initiatives for teaching quantitative reasoning across the curriculum. Teach 1-2 sections of first-year mathematic courses to include Basic Math, MATH 075 Introduction to Algebra, Survey Math I & II and College Algebra.

Essential Functions

1. Possess knowledge and ability to teach mathematics courses and teach, support and enhance quantitative reasoning skills (questioning, probing, problem solving, critical thinking, active listening, planning, organizing, decision-making);
2. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in curriculum and instruction, integrative/interdisciplinary learning and course design;
3. Ability to function collegially and collaboratively with faculty and staff to provide an integrated approach to addressing learning assistance in mathematics and quantitative reasoning.
4. Working knowledge of current trends and applications in developmental education, especially mathematics and program assessment and design;
5. Knowledge of statistical analysis techniques and the ability to prepare reports;
6. Demonstrates experience and skill in working with and in supervising students from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, national, and educational backgrounds;
7. Must have experience SIS systems in higher education setting (e.g. BANNER, PeopleSoft, etc.)
8. Must process exceptional computer skills to include mastery of the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook).


1. Education: MA in Mathematics, Math Education or related field; Four years teaching developmental math (3 years in university setting).
2. Preferred: Doctorate degree in related area with developmental math and/or quantitative reasoning background.
3. Minimum of four years experience teaching mathematics at the high school and/or college level.
4. Other preferences: Minimum of four years' experience teaching mathematics at the high school and/or college level.

Note: The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties as provided in policy and negotiated agreements.
Delaware State University is an equal opportunity, Title IX Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age or disability.
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