Developmental Mathematics Instructor

Bay de Noc Community College in Michigan

Date Posted April 1, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary 45750-82646
Employment Type Full-time

Bay de Noc Community College is a student-focused, multi-campus institution serving the higher education needs of the south central Upper Peninsula of Michigan.   The College is an AQIP institution committed to continuous quality improvement.  Bay College takes pride in providing a quality education to transfer and occupational students at two campuses, online, and at other course delivery sites.

This faculty member teaches courses in Mathematics with concentration in the developmental and algebra areas.


Minimum Qualifications:

- Master's Degree in Math Education, Education, Adult Education, or Developmental Education with a mathematics instruction focus that includes 18 hours of graduate level mathematics courses OR a Master's Degree in Mathematics with a strong pedagogical emphasis
- Teaching experience in the algebras
- Commitment to quality instruction in a learner-centered environment.
- Commitment to the community college philosophy
- Successful experience working with at-risk students at the secondary or post- secondary level
- Demonstrated skill in effective written and oral communications


Preferred Qualifications:

- Post-Secondary teaching experience in developmental math
- Experience with active and collaborative learning strategies, teaching of critical thinking and math literacy skills, and using techniques to overcome math anxiety
- Willingness to learn and implement new teaching strategies related to active learning
- Demonstrated literacy in information technology and computer use
- Certificate or degree in education


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Instruct courses in developmental mathematics
2. Provide leadership in the developmental program by identifying, utilizing and promoting research based best practices in mathematics instruction with developmental students
3. Responsible for instruction and facilitating student learning:
4. Develop course syllabi that share with students the standards, policies, and learning objectives  
5. Develop syllabi templates for developmental math courses and share with math faculty
6. Write and develop departmental pretests and final exams
a. Demonstrate a commitment to student retention and success
b. Recognize and respond to different student learning styles and needs
c. Develop and use supplementary learning materials and resources
d. Assess student learning
e. Use best practices in the teaching and learning process
f. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula, and on career issues
g. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records
h. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students
7. Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences
8. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities
9. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with continuous improvement, institutional policies, departmental matters, division policies and academic issues
10. Participate in professional activities such as, but not limited to, curriculum planning, syllabus writing, examination development, textbook selection, program revision, and outcome assessment
11. Actively participate on the Transitional Studies team with other faculty and staff who serve the developmental population at the college


Supervision Received:

Works under the general supervision of the Dean of Arts & Sciences


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Target application deadline date is April 21, 2014.

This position is located at the Escanaba campus.

Salary is determined by education and past experience. Details are located in the Full Time Faculty Association Master Agreement.



$45,750 - $82,646 annually



Bay College offers the following benefits:  health, life, dental, vision, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance, Michigan Public School Employees Retirement Systems or TIAA/CREF, 403(b), YMCA membership, a Wellness Program, tuition reimbursement and professional development support.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.





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