Director of the Mathematics Laboratory

Grinnell, Iowa
Mar 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director of the Mathematics Laboratory

Grinnell College

(Full Time, 9 months)


Grinnell College is seeking a talented and versatile mathematics and statistics educator to serve as the Director of the Mathematics Laboratory, a full-time, 9-month continuing position. The Grinnell College Math Lab provides support to students in mathematics and statistics classes through both peer and professional tutoring, mentoring, and classes.  The successful Director will be able to work both independently and in close collaboration with faculty in a variety of departments, particularly Mathematics and Statistics, on support of individual students and broader curricular development.  The Director will also work directly and creatively with other academic support professionals to identify and intervene with students at risk of academic failure.

Responsibilities: The Director is responsible for coordination and supervision of all aspects of the Mathematics Laboratory. Responsibilities include direct tutoring of students in introductory level mathematics and statistics courses; hiring, training and supervision of student tutors and mentors for these courses; and oversight of the Mathematics Laboratory spaces and equipment. The Director will be expected to be in regular contact with faculty teaching these courses, and to collaborate with other on-campus academic resource centers, such as the Science Learning Center.  It is expected that the Director will have academic credentials that allow designation as Lecturer, and the Director will offer auxiliary for-credit courses (currently Math Lab 100) for students needing extra work in Mathematics.

Qualifications:  A bachelor's degree in Mathematics or a closely related field required; a masters degree strongly preferred. At least one year experience teaching or tutoring mathematics or a closely related field, with demonstrated skills in teaching algebra, calculus and/or statistics to beginning students of college level mathematics.  In letters of application, candidates should discuss their qualifications for helping students learn mathematics and statistics in an undergraduate, liberal-arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and values diversity.

Selected candidate will need to successfully pass a background check prior to the first day of work.

Application Process:  Interested candidates should apply online by visiting our employment website at  Applicants must complete the online application.  Paper applications are no longer accepted.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at (641) 269-4818 with questions.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, creed, or any other protected class.