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Program Director - Math Learning Center

Boise State University
Boise, Idaho
$74,000 to $80,000 annually depending on experience.

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The Director of the Math Learning Center at Boise State University leads a student success-oriented general education mathematics program, including multi-faceted placement processes, high enrollment courses with good passing rates, and robust co-requisite enrollment, tutoring and other academic support systems. Curricula centers around the ALEKS platform with a strong culture of instruction focused on building students’ beliefs and abilities in mathematics. The Math Learning Center will engage, collaborate, and expand first-year student experiences across the university, as well as envisioning support for students continuing on into calculus.

The Director position is a 12-month professional staff position. Candidates must be able to work on-site.

The new Director will find Boise State University is an exciting place to work. We are a large, public university in Idaho with an enrollment of more than 24,000 students, located in Idaho’s capital city and largest metropolitan area. The university engages local government, businesses - including a growing high-tech sector, health care providers, and populations across the state as well as the region. Nested in the foothills, Boise is convenient to outdoor recreation, including world-class whitewater rivers, skiing, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, and camping. Boise is within driving distance from many national parks as well as major metropolitan cities, such as Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco.

Boise State University is a Carnegie Classified Doctoral Research University with an innovative model that emphasizes rigorous research and a strong commitment to teaching our undergraduate and graduate students. We have a Carnegie Community Engagement classification and are working to become an Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution.


60% of Time the Program Director must:

  • This position manages curriculum development and approvals, enrollment projections, budget, schedules courses, hires instructors, promotes the program, supervises department staff, directs committees, and manages partnerships with other academic programs/departments.
  • Strategic planning, data analysis, self-study accreditation reviews, and department annual reports are all essential components of this position.
  • Manage appropriated and local budgets
  • Act as the first point of contact with partner program/department chairs for initiation of all academic partnerships including but not limited to curriculum, revenue sharing, program development, and related student support.
  • Direct needs assessments for students and may review course/instructor evaluations and act on them as needed.
  • Responsible for the hiring, supervision, and assessment of staff
  • Approve faculty contracts to ensure compliance with university procedures, deadlines, and availability of budgeted funds.

35% of Time the Program Director must:

  • Coordinate with the mathematics department to design dedicated support for students as they transition into and through the calculus sequence (e.g., work with faculty to build a strong bridge)
  • Support the professional development of instructors and graduate students in MLC and calculus courses
  • Foster collaboration across units (e.g. mathematics, Engineering)
  • Coordinate with the First-Year Experiences Director to support our First Year Experience Initiatives
  • Teach one MLC course per semester
  • Interview, hire, train, and evaluate new and returning adjunct faculty, consultation with the mathematics department when joint appointments are made
  • Consult with the Chair of the Mathematics Graduate Program Committee in the appointment of teaching assistants and coordinate their training
  • Evaluate the teaching abilities of the graduate assistants and set future teaching assignments
  • Manage MLC tasks and support all sessions for summer and winter orientations
  • Coordinate with the mathematics department on state and campus committee representation
  • Maintain an equity lens for students and student support work

5% of Time the Program Director must:

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Working at Boise State University

Boise State University has been named one of the most innovative national universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Our university is designated a doctoral research institution with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education. We are home to more than 25,000 students from every state and more than 60 foreign countries.

Points of Pride:

Boise State University’s College of Education is among the top 30 public universities on the U.S. News and World Report 2020 best graduate schools list. The college has climbed in rankings every year for the last six years and offers two doctoral programs, two educational specialist degrees, 14 master’s degrees and 13 graduate certificate programs training Idaho’s future teachers and educational leaders.


Boise State’s College of Business and Economics ranked 127 out of 220 national institutions for its part-time MBA program, jumping more than 40 rankings from its previous year’s ranking of 168.


Boise State University’s College of Engineering has been recognized for its dedication to promoting diversity and awarded the Bronze Award for the 2019 ASEE Diversity Recognition Program by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The


Bronze Award is the highest level that was conferred during 2019 and distinguishes colleges who are among the nation’s leaders in inclusive excellence.


Boise State University School of the Arts will offer two new degrees in creative writing — a bachelor of arts and bachelor of fine arts — as well as a bachelor of fine arts in narrative arts beginning in fall 2018. Students at Boise State also now will be able to minor in creative writing.


Boise State students can choose from more than 200 areas of study in seven academic colleges – including the nation’s only master’s degree in raptor biology.


We’ve become Idaho’s largest graduate school through record-setting growth. A recent study showed that Boise State is one of just three universities in the nation that have ranked in the top 5 percent of graduate school growth in both of the past two decades.


Expenditures for research projects at Boise State University reached an all-time high of more than $41 million in fiscal year 2018 – an 18 percent increase over the previous year and impressive 64 percent increase since fiscal year 2014, according to data tracked by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Higher Education Research and Development survey.

About Our Community:

Boise State, Idaho’s largest public university, drove $667.2 million of the state’s economy in fiscal year 2015 and created 6,987 jobs across the state.  Our campus is located in one of the fastest growing high-tech cities in the nation and home to several corporate headquarters, state and federal offices, medical centers and media outlets. The city has garnered national recognition from U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and Inc. for being a great place to live, work and study, and has been dubbed one of the hottest cities for entrepreneurs. With stats like these, it’s easy to see why more than 46,000 graduates have chosen to live in the Treasure Valley after earning their degree from Boise State.

See Diversity Profile here

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