State University of New York at Oswego — Coordinator of Mathematics Learning Success Center

In conjunction with our efforts to increase student success, retention, and completion rates in STEM fields, SUNY Oswego seeks to hire a Coordinator of a new Mathematics Learning Success Center (MLSC). The MLSC will be the focal point for tutoring services in mathematics gateway courses at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, as well as tutoring for mathematics-intensive STEM gateway courses. The MLSC Coordinator will report to the Director of the Office of Learning Services.

Posting Date: May 31, 2017

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit:

https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-January-2017.pdf or http://www.suny.edu/benefits/

Date of Appointment:  On/around July 1, 2017

Description of Responsibilities:
The Coordinator of the Mathematics Learning Success Center (MLSC) will:

  • manage face-to-face peer tutoring, and graduate assistant placements
  • oversee the training and mathematics competency of tutors and Graduate Assistant’s
  • communicate with faculty in mathematics and other STEM fields to align tutoring services with current instructional approaches and technologies used in the STEM disciplines
  • coordinate with the Department of Mathematics on further development and oversight of the Mathematics Fellows program
  • assist the math department in maintaining data and developing analytics on STEM retention and persistence for students using the services of the MLSC and related mathematics success initiatives on campus
  • oversee assessment of MLSC activities
  • assist the Department of Mathematics  in coordinating learning cohorts for gateway mathematics courses
  • coordinate mathematics summer bridge camps for incoming STEM cohorts
  • teach at least one mathematics course annually

In addition, will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree in mathematics, mathematics education or related field by time of appointment
  • Teaching experience at high school, community college, or comprehensive 4-year institution
  • Proficiency with learning technologies

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Experience managing team projects
  • Tutoring experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Grant-writing or implementation of NSF-funded grants in STEM fields
  • Proficiency in the use of technologies for the maintenance, analysis and presentation of data

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, curriculum vitae/resume, and contact information for three professional references to:

http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=85060

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:  Scott Preston, Chair, Department of Mathematics, scott.preston@oswego.edu or 315.312.3030

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

The MLSC Coordinator will report to the Director of the Office of Learning Services (OLS), who oversees all SUNY Oswego tutoring services.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Description of Department:  The Office of Learning Services offers free academic tutoring services to all enrolled students at SUNY Oswego. The tutoring and writing centers provide walk-in and appointment-based tutoring primarily at the 100-200 level, and selected upper division courses.  The Office of Learning Services provides supplemental tutoring in a comfortable and caring environment. We work to promote intellectual integrity, honesty, independence, and confidence by helping students to develop academic skills and methods. It is our hope that students will use these skills as they advance through their academic, professional and personal endeavors.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy, https://www.oswego.edu/title-ix/non-discrimination-policy.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing hr@oswego.edu.

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery) on the Human Resources Website: https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/annual-security-and-fire-report

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

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