In pursuit of academic excellence, the Naval Academy Preparatory School fosters an educational environment that supports and encourages midshipman learning and critical thinking through innovative teaching methods that address a variety of learning styles. We seek outstanding civilian and military faculty and staff from all segments of society, and provide them with the necessary support resources to enable midshipmen to achieve academic success. Our goal is to provide a stimulating environment that instills a passion for lifelong learning and imbues our midshipmen with the intellectual curiosity and analytical rigor needed to be in the forefront of technological advances and global understanding in a rapidly changing and diverse world. The Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) prepares midshipman candidates for the Academy’s challenging program.
The incumbent will support these activities by:
Demonstrate Classroom Effectiveness - Prepare and provide clear instruction while necessarily adjusting pace and depth to maximize learning, while following a prescribed curriculum and schedule of instruction as coordinated with other instructors. Establish and maintain a positive classroom environment in order to stimulate intellectual effort, motivate and facilitate learning, provide a comfortable environment for questions to be asked, and support the rules of the organization. Assessment and feedback of student homework, quizzes and tests are core elements of instructor duties. Smaller class sizes enable the instructor to provide that critical feedback providing opportunity for students to improve their knowledge of content, display of work, understanding of mathematical concepts and procedure and attention to detail in problem solving.
Provide Out of Class Academic Instruction – Provide individual extra instruction by appointment and on a walk-in basis. As assigned, monitor study periods and mentor student study strategies, work habits, provide tutoring, and maintain order.
Maintain Curriculum Vitality – Provide suggestions to update course curriculum as needed. Support the creation of syllabi, or common course assessments such as assignments, worksheets, or tests, as assigned. Changes in course material are often required to ensure relevance and better prepare students. Coordinated course material is utilized to ensure consistent preparation and assessment of students with similar skill sets.
Support School-wide Mission – Provide leadership for curricular and extracurricular activities as assigned. Participate in suitable professional development.
Coordinate with Supervisor - Provide overall support of Division tasking as assigned. Balance of focus among the critical elements is directed by the supervisor. Timely support division administrative requirements in a professional fashion, to include submission of academic reports and personnel performance appraisals.
This will be a 10-month per year appointment during the initial 3-year contract period. Renewal of this appointment is anticipated and will be contingent on the performance of the incumbent during the contract period as well as the needs and emerging plans relating to the Naval Academy Preparatory School's Mathematics Division curriculum. Salary for this position will be commensurate with the expertise and responsibilities of the position.
Bachelor's in Science or Mathematics or a field requiring a significant mathematics coursework from an accredited college or university
Teaching experience in Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus and/or Calculus
Ability to teach mathematics classes at the high school and introductory undergraduate level
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens
Experience with students from diverse backgrounds
Internal Number: NAPS-19-20-4
About United States Naval Academy
As the undergraduate college of our country’s naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy. They attend the Academy for four years, graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees and then commissioning as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.The Naval Academy's active duty workforce is supplemented by Department of the Navy civilians who also serve our nation – as professors, coaches, instructors, information technology professionals, finance specialists, administrators, and other support roles typically found at a college or university. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the moral, mental, and physical development of midshipmen and we seek higher education professionals who can model the Navy's core values of honor, courage, and commitment.
Civilian employees enjoy the intrinsic rewards which result from being a part of the mission of the Naval Academy, along with other benefits associated with Federal employment. We invite applications from all segments of so...ciety to provide the Brigade of Midshipmen with the best educational experience possible and to graduate leaders to serve our nation.
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