Middle School Math Teacher

Location
Colorado, Denver, USA
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
Apr 24, 2017
Ref
002586
Contact
University of
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver is an exemplary school serving the needs of gifted children since 1984. We provide nationally recognized gifted education to approximately 250 students ranging from three years of age through eighth grade, who demonstrate exceptional, differentiated abilities and learning needs. Located on the campus of the University of Denver, the Ricks Center offers a progressive model of education focused on developing the intellectual, social, emotional, creative and physical needs of the gifted child. Our diverse student body benefit from small class size, expert teachers, a wide range of content offerings, cutting edge instructional practices, integrated curriculum, and a focus on community, care and engagement.

Position Summary

The Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver invites applications for a Middle School (fifth through eighth grade) Math Teacher. We seek a candidate with expertise in math, integrated studies and the developing adolescent. We desire a candidate who is adept at working with a diverse group of gifted students with varying abilities, and therefore is able to differentiate curriculum, individualize and compact instruction and ensure a depth of conceptual understanding. This position requires a dynamic individual who models a passion for and expertise in math, and who can collaborate effectively with the science teacher to flexibly employ an integrated model, when appropriate. We seek a candidate with expertise in running several math groups during a single block, current trends in mathematics, balancing skills-based and conceptual instruction, and compacting curriculum for gifted students.

Essential Functions

  • Teach multiple math classes.
  • Collaborate with the MS team and science teacher to integrate curriculum and/or teach when appropriate around central themes.
  • Assess student development and performance using a variety of assessment techniques and models.
  • Implement a differentiated, high level curriculum
  • Participate on a school-wide math curriculum alignment and development team.
  • Support the school mission through active involvement in the school community.
  • Interact and be involved with parents, including proactive outreach on both positive aspects of learning and areas for improvement.
  • Implement and co-create a Seminar curriculum which encompasses the Habits of Mind and allows the teacher to serve as a point-person for the grade level groups parents.
  • Develop and teach electives on a variety of subjects to be determined in conjunction with the Associate Director for Curriculum.
  • Ability and willingness to work with the school in a shift toward standards-based grading and reporting.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive, and creative classroom environment.
  • Set and participate in team goals focused on student growth and supported by growth data
  • Work with an administrator in a coaching model around professional goals and participate in reflection on own performance on teaching rubric.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in middle school level math education.
  • Two years' of teaching at the middle school level.
  • Valid teaching certificate/license, special license, or licensable.
  • Graduate hours in education of the gifted.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate hours or Master's in education of the gifted.
  • Experience teaching gifted children and twice-exceptional students.
  • Experience teaching in a cross-curricular, integrated program.

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, variable.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, May 8, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. For questions about this position, please contact:

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.