Washburn Tech Technical Instructor Vacancies

Vacancy - Technical Instructor Mathematics - STEM Focus

Recruitment Number 99119614

Washburn Institute of Technology seeks applications for a Mathematics technical instructor for the 2014-2015 school year. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. This is a 10-month, full-time, technical instructor position at Washburn Institute of Technology with the possibility of renewal.

The incumbent will teach mathematics within the technical programs to enhance the skill level of students who are enrolled in technical programs. The incumbent will be expected to provide a positive role model for students and maintain a positive learning environment in performing the following duties:

  • Participate in the development, organization, implementation and evaluation of curriculum college level courses in mathematics.
  • Select and maintain appropriate materials, audiovisuals and equipment to enhance student education.
  • Present developed curriculum to instruct students in traditional and/or online venues.
  • Direct, guide and evaluate student performance in the classroom and laboratory setting.
  • Maintain records of student progress; prepare and submit required reports in a timely manner.
  • Advise and counsel students regarding their progress toward program completion.
  • Actively participate in professional organizations, attend seminars, conferences and workshops to enhance and improve instructional effectiveness and maintain an awareness of current issues and developments in the field of mathematics.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships and constructive interaction with other faculty, staff, cooperating agencies and community groups.
  • Participate in promotional activities designed to inform the public about training and education opportunities.
  • Perform all other functions necessary for the proper operation of assigned courses.

REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in Mathematics with at least 24 credit hours in Mathematics,  experience in teaching college level mathematics classes with a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) focus.

PREFERRED: Master’s in Mathematics.

Application Procedures
To apply for this position, submit a letter of interest, resume, names and phone numbers of three professional references, and official college transcript(s) to nancy.palbicke@washburn.edu  or mail to Associate Dean of Instruction, Washburn Institute of Technology, 5724 SW Huntoon St., Topeka, KS 66604. Review of applications will begin August 13, 2014 and continue until position is filled. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent fringe benefits package.


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