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ENGINEERING / MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTOR

University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on October 5, 2019
Req #: 171611
Department: OFFICE OF MINORITY AFFAIRS & DIVERSITY
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 10/04/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

Although open until filled, priority application date is November 30, 2019.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years. 

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMAD) Instructional Center provides academic support to under-represented minority, first-generation college, low income, and other OMAD affiliated students.  Its mission is to promote academic achievement, retention and successful graduation. The Instructional Center offers drop-in tutoring, academic workshops, review sessions, course packets, and professional and graduate school admissions preparation courses.  The areas in which the center provides support include accounting/economics, chemistry, computer science and engineering, math/stats, biology, physics, social sciences, and writing.

The Instructional Center currently has an opening for a Mathematics/Engineering instructor. 

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • The Instructional Center provides academic support to under-represented minority, first-generation college, low income, and other students affiliated with OMAD.  The instructor will work directly with students to improve problem-solving skills, study skills and learning strategies that enhance academic performance.
  • The math/engineering instructor will spend 75% of the time in the math drop-in area, 15% conducting workshops or review sessions for either calculus, advanced math courses, or computer science, and 5% attending staff meetings or outreach events, and 5% developing curriculum and course material for workshops.
  • Work with students on an individual basis in the math drop-in area of the Instructional Center. The instructor must be able to help students with precalculus, calculus, business math, linear algebra, differential equations, introductory engineering courses (statics, mechanics, dynamics, and circuits) and introductory computer science (Java).
  • Assist students with study skills or learning strategies that promote academic success.
  • Conduct weekly workshops or review sessions for calculus.
  • Develop curriculum and course material for workshops.
  • Attend resource fairs and other outreach events as requested by the Director
  • Work with OMAD academic counselors regarding the academic needs of students

    REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor's Degree in mathematics, engineering or computer science and at least 3 years of experience teaching college-level mathematics or engineering courses
  • The engineering/math instructor needs to be flexible, able to adapt to different learning styles, academic backgrounds, and be familiar with the expectations of various academic disciplines.
  • The instructor must be able to work evenings at least two days per week.
  • Demonstrated experience working with underrepresented minority, first-generation college or economically disadvantaged students
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations in terms of culture, ethnic and national origin, language, social-economic status, fluency in English, academic interests and background.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

    DESIRED

  • Degree in math, engineering or related area preferred
  • Proficiency in R, Matlab or Java highly desired

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
    The instructor must be able to work evenings at least two days per week.

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.