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Program Administrator, Math Pathways Support

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI

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General Summary

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for the position of Program Administrator of Math Pathways Support. The position begins in March 2021. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics hosts 22 full-time faculty members with diverse teaching and research interests, 2 full-time lecturers, and 6 professional, clerical, and administrative staff who support the Math Pathways Support Program, the Math Tutoring Center, and the department office. The Program Administrator of Math Pathways Support is responsible for planning and administering the assessment, instructional, and operational activities, programs, and services of the Math Pathways Support Program. The Program Administrator has a significant role in student success and retention. The successful candidate contributes to the department’s strong reputation in these areas by working with faculty and instructors in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and staff in advising and student support units within the university. The work of the Program Administrator may include teaching lower-level courses in the Quantitative Reasoning Math Pathway and the Algebra Math Pathway. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers undergraduate programs in Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, Actuarial Science, Secondary Education Mathematics, and Elementary Education Mathematics, as well as graduate programs in Mathematics and Applied Statistics. Eastern Michigan University has an enrollment of approximately 17,000 students and is located in Ypsilanti in southeastern Michigan, in between Ann Arbor and the Detroit metro area.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Plan and implement programs designed to assess and place students in appropriate courses in the Quantitative Reasoning Math Pathway and the Algebra Math Pathway.

Plan course curriculum and select instructional materials for use in pre-college level mathematics courses, including reviewing online support tools for student support.

Oversee the day-to-day operational activities of the Math Pathways Support Program, including the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of instructional and operations support staff.

Develop instruments for evaluating Math Pathways Support programs and services, and work with the department head and faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to ensure the Math Pathways Support Program is meeting Departmental and University needs and expectations.

Provide leadership, in collaboration with the department head, in the development of new initiatives and programs in math pathways support and for the revision of existing ones.

Maintain knowledge of current and emerging trends in math pathways support by engaging with student support communities and through participation in professional organizations and conferences. Perform related duties as required.


Depth and breadth of discipline-specific content knowledge, which is typically acquired by a Masters Degree or higher in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or a related field is required.Demonstrated knowledge and skills in math pathways support program development and administration typically acquired through at least four years progressively more responsible experience in college-level math pathways support programs is necessary.Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary.Experience using technology in instruction, communication, and student support is essential.Supervisory experience is desirable.Experience in grant writing and implementation is desirable.History of active participation in programs for student success and persistence is required and history of participation in relevant professional organizations and conferences is desirable.

Supplemental Information

Application packages should include: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a cover letter that addresses how your skills and experiences correspond to the duties and responsibilities of the position, (3) unofficial graduate transcripts, and (4) the names and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Note: References will be contacted later in the application process with prior notification to the applicant.

Eastern Michigan University is an institution of opportunity with a diverse student population including under-represented, non-traditional, and working students. We value applicants that demonstrate their plans to support and make welcome underserved students in higher education.

Letters of reference may be requested later in the application process.

The review of applications will begin on February 22, 2021, and continues until the successful candidate is hired. For additional information, contact Dr. Debra Ingram, Professor and Department Head, at [email protected]. Department website:

If contacted, you will be asked to present official transcripts of your highest degree earned at the time of the interview.


Eastern Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Eastern Michigan University offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance; a TIAA-CREF retirement plan with employer contributions; an outstanding vacation and time off policy; a tuition waiver program and much more.

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