Maths Faculty Member, UCA's Preparatory Programme

Location
Tajikistan
Posted
Oct 06, 2016
Closes
Dec 15, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Background

The University of Central Asia (UCA) is a private (not for profit), secular University whose charter has been signed by the Presidents of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, and His Highness the Aga Khan, ratified by the parliaments of the founding states and registered with the United Nations. UCA is the first internationally chartered university in the world. UCA’s mission is to foster the socio-economic development of Central Asia, particularly its mountain societies, while helping the peoples of the region preserve and draw upon their rich cultural heritages as assets for the future.
 
Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities

The University of Central Asia is seeking a Math Faculty Member to have an active involvement in the development, planning, preparation and undertaking of all academic upgrading initiatives related to Math instruction within the duration of their contract. This individual is expected to teach two cohorts of 15-20 international students from Central Asia by engaging students in problem solving along concrete examples and applications to abstract ideas. The purpose of the Math Faculty Member is to ensure students are prepared for the rigors of mathematics at a university level.

Overall Programme Outcomes for Math

The Math Faculty Member will teach a series of Math Courses over 2.5 semesters and will be responsible for engendering the following learning outcomes among students:
After Semester 1, UCA students will be able to: 

•    Apply mathematical reasoning skills to identify the scope of complex mathematical problems.
•    Select mathematical techniques and methods required to solve discrete mathematics problems.
•    Use computational strategies related to Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Probability, Statistics, and Number Theory to model and explore concepts, ideas, topical issues and local context.
•    Justify solutions through mathematical arguments that integrate multiple concepts.
•    Use a variety of ways to represent and communicate the processes used and solutions to discrete mathematics problems.


After Semesters 2 and 3 (half-semester), UCA students will be able to: 

•    Apply foundational mathematical reasoning and computation skills to complex mathematical problems.
•    Select mathematical techniques and methods required to solve calculus and vectors problems.
•    Use computational strategies related to Limits, Continuity, Derivatives, Integrals, and Vectors to explore concepts, ideas, topical issues, and local context.
•    Justify solutions through mathematical arguments that integrate multiple concepts.
•    Use a variety of ways to represent and communicate the processes used and solutions to calculus and vectors problems.

Experience

•    Experience (5+ years) in teaching Math to high school, community college and/or university students
•    Some experience with Math curriculum development 
•    Some experience in developing and delivering training modules to other teachers, tutors, mentors, etc.
•    Professional familiarity with Central Asian secondary and post-secondary education landscape would be an asset
•    Experience managing student projects

Language

•     Native-like English 
•     Advanced Russian and some knowledge of Kyrgyz, Tajik or Kazakh would be an asset

Education

•    A Master’s Degree from a globally recognized university in Math or a related discipline where the individual had the opportunity to use advanced statistical methodologies would be ideal
•    Teaching Certification from a globally recognized university
•     Ph.D. from a globally recognized university would be ideal 

Relationships

The Math Faculty Member will:
•    Report to the Dean of UCA School of Arts & Sciences but work under the supervision of the Associate Dean on Campus

Salary and Package: Salary and package to attract the best candidate.

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