The College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a full time, non-tenure track Associate Dean Position.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Dean of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, this position serves as the Associate Dean for quantitative literacy. The incumbent will coordinate all aspects of quantitative literacy efforts in the college, including math placement, data analytics, math anxiety/metacognition workshops, assist in outreach programs with sending institutions, and the administration of mathematics and statistics research projects. As Director of the college’s Quantitative Reasoning Unit, the incumbent will have a significant role in supporting student success in foundational mathematics and statistics courses, which may include teaching a course in the core curricular math sequence. Others duties may include writing education research proposals, guiding the development of new programs within the college, representing the college at external math/stat-related events, developing long- and short-range goals for quantitative reasoning training for UMBC students.
QUALIFICATIONS: Requires an earned doctoral degree in mathematics or related field. Preference will be given to applicants with at least five years of relevant professional experience, preferably in higher education administration, teaching in STEM, and/or STEM student success programming. Candidates should have strong written and verbal communication abilities, leadership experience, and excellent interpersonal skills. Experience with educational research and/or grants management preferred.
SALARY: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes regular university benefits.
APPLICATION: For best consideration, submit a cover letter, a brief statement of teaching, academic, and industrial or government experience, complete CV, and three professional or academic references by September 20, 2019, via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/67233. Document review and selection of candidates will start immediately. This position will remain open until filled. All applications must be submitted via Interfolio to be considered.
ABOUT UMBC: UMBC is a public research university that prides itself on quality teaching, innovative research, and public service. As a campus of an Honors University, UMBC-Shady Grove offers academically talented students an undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. We are dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning. The 2015 US News and World Report Best Colleges report placed UMBC fourth in the Most Innovative National Universities category and sixth in Best Undergraduate Teaching, National Universities. The Chronicle of Higher Education named UMBC as a Great College to Work For, a recognition given to only 86 universities. [The Chronicle of Higher Education named UMBC an outstanding academic workplace for the seventh consecutive year, one of only 80 universities to receive the Great Colleges to Work For distinction and the only Maryland four-year institution to be recognized.]
UMBC’s main campus is located on 500 acres just off I-95 between Baltimore and Washington DC, and less than 10 minutes from the BWI airport and Amtrak station. The main campus includes the bwtech@UMBC research and technology park, which has special programs for startups focused on cybersecurity, clean energy, life sciences and training.
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other traditionally under-represented groups in the sciences are especially encouraged.
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.