Instructor of Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematics

Location
Litchfield, Connecticut
Posted
Feb 05, 2021
Grade Level
High School
Job Type
Full-Time

Instructor of Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematics

Job Summary: This full-time teaching position utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to developing numerical cognition, ranging from arithmetic to advanced applied mathematics. The instructor prioritizes student’s conceptual understanding of mathematics and helps students develop a solid foundation in numeracy with an appreciation for the role numbers & quantitative thinking play in our world.  The successful candidate should have an interest in working with students that may have a history of struggling with mathematics or are identified with dyscalculia.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement a curriculum that facilitates student understanding and the application of mathematical concepts
  • Utilize creative and innovative approaches in the teaching of mathematics and quantitative reasoning
  • Source a diverse range of resources and materials needed for lessons and activities
  • Evaluate different technological resources and software products. Implement technology, as appropriate, to support student learning
  • Assess, document, and report on student’s progress in a timely fashion
  • Ensure that a safe and supportive learning environment for students is maintained
  • Meet with parents, teachers, and staff to review student progress and plan for future success
  • Collaborate with members of the school community and outside experts to refine the curriculum
  • Stay aware of the latest research on numerical cognition and the learning process. Integrate this learning into current teaching practices
  • Collaborates with department members to facilitate the integration of researched-based numeracy support strategies throughout the mathematics curriculum

Other Expectations: This position is a member of a boarding school faculty. Candidates should be interested in contributing outside of the classroom and becoming fully involved in the student life program. Faculty are expected to demonstrate respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of School life.

JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5+ years of teaching experience in fields related to engineering, mathematics, quantitative thinking
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, Masters preferred
  • The ability to explain new ideas and unfamiliar concepts with authority and in a clear and concise way
  • The ability to write clearly and effectively in a variety of formats
  • Experience with working with students with different learning styles
  • Engage parents and create healthy relationships with students
  • Collaborate with faculty and administration

Forman School is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.