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Graduate Student Instructor, MATH 385 Fall


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Please upload a resume or CV (must include name, address, contact information, current graduate program) with any teaching evaluations included in the same document. (You can only submit one document with your application). The name of the file you upload MUST contain your full name. After submitting an application, applicants should fill out the Application Supplement form here in lieu of a cover letter:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScU2Dj-hT6OEzBuKtJossgJCza4LQtDFcP7ryB_C-6e1GAdhw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Course Description

Current research in mathematics education highlights the importance of elementary teachers’ math content knowledge in carrying out their teaching duties. Math 385/489 is a two semester math content sequence required for all elementary education majors. It aims to provide the students with a deep understanding of the structures and concepts behind elementary mathematics. Both courses in the sequence are part of the IBL program in the math department and are taught using group work, student presentations, and projects. In Fall 2018, Math 385 will have two sections: MW 1:00-2:30 and MW 2:30-4:00. The core material in Math 385 is numbers and operations, place value, and fractions. Central objectives of the course include supporting students in using the meaning of numbers and operations in order to understand and justify why computational procedures work, and encouraging the development of problem solving skills.

Here is an example of a problem from this course: A school hallway has a row of lockers numbered 1 to 100. While cleaning the building over the summer, a janitor opens all of the lockers. Then the janitor closes every second locker (that is, those numbered 2, 4, 6, etc.), walks back to the start of the row, and changes every third locker: closing it if it is open and opening it if it is closed. In the next stage the janitor changes every fourth locker, and so on. At the last stage, the janitor changes every 100th locker (that is, only the last locker). Which lockers are open at the end?

Being a GSI for this course gives you the opportunity to think deeply about elementary mathematics. You will get a chance to engage with two of the big questions facing math teacher education: “what mathematics do elementary teachers need to know to be successful?” and “how do we best teach future teachers that mathematics?” This is a growing area of interest for math departments across the country and experience with this population (future elementary teachers) and their needs is desirable for many tenure track jobs.

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Responsibilities*

The GSI will work closely with the instructor on all facets of the course in order to help meet student needs. Duties include but are not limited to the following: collaborate with instructor to revise worksheets and homework? contribute exam problems and help edit exams? attend classes to help facilitate group work? prepare and deliver some lessons? hold three office hours per week? assist with grading of homework and exams? meet with instructor regularly? administrative tasks (copying, etc.).

This is a 50% GSI position. The anticipated workload is 16.5-20 hours per week. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Graduate student in good standing at the university
  • Previous experience as a GSI, with favorable student evaluations
  • Previous experience teaching courses in Mathematics

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s in Mathematics
  • Experience teaching math education courses

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Contact Information

Please contact [email protected] with questions

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Decision Making Process

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Applications should be submitted by June 2, 2018. 

Selection Process

Selection Criteria will include:

  • Relevant academic preparation for teaching the course material
  • Extent of prior instructional experience
  • Student evaluations
  • Relevance to graduate training

GEO Contract Information

The University will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, familial status, parental status or pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, height, weight, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, HIV antibody status, political belief, membership in any social or political organization, participation in a grievance or complaint whether formal or informal, or any other factor where the item in question will not interfere with job performance and where the employee is otherwise qualified. The University of Michigan agrees to abide by the protections afforded employees with disabilities as outlined in the rules and regulations which implement Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.Information for the Office of Institutional Equity may be found at hr.umich.edu/oie/contact.html and for the University Ombuds at www.umich.edu/~ombuds/ .Unsuccessful applications will be retained for consideration in the event that there are last minute openings for available positions. In the event that an Employee does not receive his or her preferred assignment, he or she can request a written explanation or an in-person interview with the hiring agents(s) to be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time.This position, as posted, is subject to a collective bargaining agreement between the Regents of the University of Michigan and the Graduate Employees’ Organization, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO 3550.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Classroom Assistant II (Part Time-4 Positions)


Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting TitleClassroom Assistant II (Part Time-4 Positions)
Posting Number18TM0693
DepartmentCtr-Strategic Urban Ldrshp-Cmd
Overview
Posting Summary

The Classroom Assistant will support the classrooms serving children from ages 0-3 years and creating and maintaining a safe and stimulating environment for young children. This position is responsible for daily care of the children enrolled in his/her class. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: physical caregiving, following an age appropriate daily plan, and facilitation of supportive relationships with co-workers, parents, and students. The Classroom Assistant II ensures, supports, and promotes each child’s safety, health, and development in cooperation with their families and other early childhood professionals in a manner consistent with NAEYC, NJDHS and child care licensing regulations

Position Status
Hours Per Week19.5
Daily Work Shift
FLSANonexempt
Position Salary$10-$12 per hour
Payroll DesignationPeopleSoft
Terms of AppointmentTemporary Staff Appointment – Hourly

Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience

AA degree, preferably in the field of Early Childhood Education of Child Development from an accredited public or private institution of higher education. Child Development Associate (CDA) credential for Preschool Caregivers required or an equivalent credential that addresses comparable competencies; or must obtain the credential within one year of employment as a Classroom Assistant II.

Preferred Qualifications
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must have (or be willing to obtain) training and experience necessary to develop consistent, stable, and supportive relationships with very young children. Ability to work as part of a multi-program/disciplinary team in providing a variety of services to children and families. Experience working with children from low income families. Valid First Aid/CPR card, food handler’s card, negative TB test, and clear criminal background check required.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions
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Posting Details

Posting Open Date
Posting Close Date
Open Until FilledNo
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional CampusRutgers University-Camden
Home Location CampusRutgers University-Camden
Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment Ctr Student Worker

Working TitleOsteoporosis Prevention & Treatment Ctr Student Worker
Anticipated Starting Academic TermFall
Job TypeStudent
Job CategoryAdministrative/Office Support
Federal Work Study Required?No
Job SummaryThe student will be involved in patient relations, answer phones, scheduling patient appointments, study recruitment assistance, database entry, filing, copying, faxing
Job RequirementsPrior customer service experience, familiarity or interest in medicine/medical terminology and Microsoft Office
Child Protection ClearancesThe following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Hourly Pay Rate$7.65
Anticipated Number of Openings2
Anticipated Hours per Week10-20
Anticipated Weekly Scheduleflexible
CampusPittsburgh
Primary Work LocationKaufmann Bldg, Suite 1110
Posting NumberS-07648-P

 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

 

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Student Software Developer (FALL)


Student Software Developer (FALL)  
Job Number:
 183298 
Organization
: CIMMS
Job Location
: United States-Oklahoma-Norman
Schedule
: Part-time
Work Schedule: Flexible, 10-20 hours per week
Salary Range: $10.00
Benefits Provided: No 
Required Attachments: Resume, Academic Transcripts, Class Schedule 

Job Description

 

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) seeks to fill a Student Assistant position to contribute to CIMMS Meteorological Phenomena Identification Near the Ground (mPING) project (http://mping.ou.edu/).

The principal duties of this position are:

  • Develop technical expertise with the Python/Django RESTful system and the packages and tools used in the mPING project
  • Develop a plan for system improvements and changes to the mPING system with CIMMS personnel
  • Document the project by way of creating appropriate wiki pages
  • Potentially work on creating automated backup and system monitoring tools
  • Potentially make modifications and improvements to the iOS and Android mPING apps
  • Potentially develop new display web tools for research purposes
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    Job Requirements

     

    Required Education: Must be currently enrolled in the current Fall 2018 Term as a student at the University of Oklahoma. Hiring contingent upon verification of current student status.

    • Must attach Fall 2018 oZONE class schedule.

    Skills:

    • Strong computer programming skills with particular emphasis on Python and PostgreSQL
    • Strong familiarity with the UNIX/Linux operating environment and web services such as Nginx, Django and RESTful web applications

    Department Preferences:

    • Optional experience with mobile app development on Android and/or iOS is a plus
    • Experience debugging and/or trouble shooting software and hardware issues
    • Experience working with complex software applications and web-based communications
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively with others 
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    Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing
     
    Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes
    Special Indications: None 
    Job Posting
    : Oct 30, 2018
    Unposting Date
    : Ongoing

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