Employment Opportunity: K-12 Mathematics Specialist

tv_buzzworthy 10dbUniversity of Arkansas at Monticello
STEM Center
K-12 Mathematics Specialist

Responsibilities:  The K-12 Mathematics Specialist shall assist selected Arkansas public school personnel in the following areas:

   The K-12 Mathematics Specialist shall share responsibilities with Mathematics Specialists in other STEM Centers to meet the goals and state standards established by the Arkansas Department of Education through implementation of a statewide professional development network; participate in all professional development and meetings required by ADE; share responsibilities with Mathematics Specialist in other STEM Centers to meet the goals and state standards established by the ADE through the Arkansas Consolidated School Improvement Planning process; conduct  independent research and maintain, summarize and provide records and research data as required by the ADE; maintain a timely calendar, monthly report and technical assistance report of statewide system of support K-12 Mathematics Specialist activities; provide services to Arkansas school districts for improving mathematics instruction, on-site technical assistance, models of best practices, observation and coaching of mathematics facilitators and/or teachers, support of school districts’ curriculum development and alignment, assessment analysis and alignment, technology integration, professional development and leadership;  maintain a current knowledge of research and effective practices in the area of standards-based mathematics curricula, instruction and assessment; work with other educational specialists, organizations, agencies and institutions of higher education to support the goals and priorities of the ADE; develop a working knowledge of technology and media to enhance the delivery of instruction in mathematics; develop a comprehensive understanding of test data analysis regarding all statewide tests (statewide criterion-referenced tests and norm-referenced tests) required of all students in Arkansas public schools; and perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:  Three years of recent teaching experience; baccalaureate degree (masters degree preferred); valid Arkansas teaching license; a teaching philosophy that supports the Arkansas Mathematics Curriculum Framework; knowledge of current research and effective practices in research-based curriculum, instruction and assessment; experience in adult learning situations, team problem-solving and professional development.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience including excellent fringe benefits.

Application Process:  Send letter of application, complete résumé, copy of unofficial transcripts and a list of at least three professional references with names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses (off-list references may be checked) to: Ms. Pam Beard, UAM STEM Center Director, P.O. Box 3608, Monticello, AR 71656, Phone 870-460-1062, Fax 870-460-1563 or Email beard@uamont.edu.

   Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. This position is contingent upon availability of funding. UAM is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and is subject to FOI requests.

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