TRAINING COORDINATOR, MATHEMATICS DEPT.

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Duke University
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Mathematics
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Occupational SummaryReporting to the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies and working closely with department leadership, this position supports the education mission of the Mathematics department by performing and coordinating the development and administration of training programs where the graduate and undergraduate programs intersect. This position will oversee over 40 teaching assistants hired for the Math 100 level each year. Additionally, this position includes evaluation, creation and supervision of training for graduate student instructors. This position also requires coordination with faculty to develop the administrative tools and data systems for strategic planning that advances the Department's undergraduate experience for the students, faculty, and the department.

Training (40%)

    Working closely with Professors of the Practice (POPs) and the Director of Graduate Studies, coordinate and administer the observation of each new graduate student instructor twice a semester in their first year, and once per semester after that.Videotape each graduate student instructor’s teaching at least once during their time at Duke.Prepare, analyze and disseminate self-evaluations from first year instructors and meet one-on-one with each instructor.Gather and analyze data from evaluations to assess strengths and challenges and tailor individual support.Identify and evaluate specific areas in need of development in the training of graduate student instructors, and work with the POPs and department heads to establish best practices to address these needs.Design and present educational modules and provide resources and advice to the POPs and department heads.Evaluate effectiveness of training programs and recommend changes as required.Supervise and coordinate the activities of those engaged in training.Organize and collaborate in weekly meetings between course instructors and teaching assistants.Assist with training week programming for teaching assistants.

Manage Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching Assistants (40%)

    Recruit help room and lab teaching assistants by developing a pool of candidates, soliciting input from faculty, graduate students and staff to identify strong students interested in the position.Work with the department payroll representative to facilitate the hiring, onboarding, and orientation of teaching assistants.Develop and deliver an orientation session for teaching assistants, to be included in training week. Assign and schedule teaching assistants; coordinate absences and replacements. Approve time cards.In conjunction with faculty, develop and maintain help room manual and materials.Assist with the coordination of L courses (MTH 105, 106, 111, 112, 122) and higher-level courses (MTH 202, 212, 216, 218, 230).Coordinate study groups, learning communities, and placement tests.

Communication and Data systems (20%)

    Maintain the webpages and other electronic sources for help room staff.Collect syllabus and other pertinent information for introductory classes for help room use.
    Develop and maintain an electronic data system to maintain records of assignments, assessments, retention, and survey responses across and between courses and sections.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work herein described.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Departmental Preferences

A master’s degree in Education is strongly preferred.

Classroom teaching and/or teaching coach experience is strongly preferred.

OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Minimum Qualifications

Education

Work requires a general business background generally equivalent to a bachelor's degree in education, business or a related field.

Experience

Work requires 3 years related training and/or administrative experience to become familiar with general principles of adult education and the design/delivery of educational modules. A master's degree in education or a business related field may be substituted for 2 years experience. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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Read our Diversity Profile History

Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Mission Statement

Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

“To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

 “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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