State University of New York at Oswego — Math Specialist

The Office of Learning Services at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a full-time, 12 month Math Specialist position.

Posting Date: September 4, 2019

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

Benefit Information: 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: or

Date of Appointment:  As Soon As Possible

Description of Responsibilities:
The Math Specialist in the Office of Learning Services will:

  • Teach two math courses per semester primarily for the Educational Opportunity Program.
  • Assist in the coordination of the EOP summer math curriculum and instruction in conjunction with the Math Placement Coordinator; teach one math section of the four-week EOP summer program.
  • Assist with the recruiting, hiring and training of a diverse staff of peer tutors in the math and science disciplines; design and deliver the tutor training curriculum specific to the math and science disciplines.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of assessment tools to evaluate effectiveness and identify areas of improvement for the Tutoring Centers.
  • Engage in ongoing collaboration and communication with academic departments, Math Placement Coordinator, EOP Director, and all OLS specialty areas.
  • Provide support to the peer tutors, tutees, graduate students, and desk attendants.
  • Remain current with trends in developmental education and learning assistance programs; support new initiatives specific to student retention and increasing student access to services.
  • Represent the Office of Learning Services (OLS) on campus committees specific to academic support services.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( As such, the Math Specialist will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in STEM, STEM education or closely related field at time of application.
  • One year professional experience teaching developmental and college–level math courses in a college setting.
  • One year experience working in a college tutoring center or as a tutor.
  • Demonstrated success with student retention and persistence initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s and/or Bachelor’s degree in Math or Math Education.
  • Program development, implementation, assessment and evaluation experience.
  • Professional experience with EOP, HEOP, TRIO or related opportunity access programs.
  • Grant writing and development.

To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in process, curriculum vitae/resume, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

Patricia Pacitti, Search Committee Chair

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department:
The Office of Learning Services (OLS) provides supplemental peer tutoring for courses taught primarily at the 100-200 level.   Professional staff work alongside with tutors to provide assistance to users of the services.  In addition, two Student Academic Success Specialists provide support to first-year students on academic probation.  A third component to OLS is our participation in the “Success in Undergraduate Math and Sciences” (SUMS) grant, designed to enhance support for the STEM disciplines.  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. 

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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,

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   

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