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North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is a public residential high school that educates academically talented 11th and 12th-grade students who show promise of exceptional development, as well as special interest, in science and mathematics, and who reflect the demographics of North Carolina. The school, established in 1978 and a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina System, serves residential students at its Durham campus and provides distance education, teacher development, and outreach throughout the state.

 

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Student Services Specialist - Internal Applicants Only

 

CLASSIFICATION/TITLE: Student Services Specialist

WORKING TITLE: Residential Education Instructor 

DEPARTMENT/OFFICE: Residential Education

POSITION NUMBER: 60087809

POSTING DATE: March 20,2015

CLOSING DATE: March 27, 2015 5pm

HIRING SALARY:  Hiring Salary: $34,149

 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from a four-year college/university or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Prior teaching experience preferred. Master’s degree strongly preferred.

 

Description of Work:

This position reports to the Director of Residential Education and Housing, and is required to teach a Residential Education 102 and RE elective which includes: Public Speaking, Diversity, Leadership, Finance and Marketing U. Develop and use a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods to engage student. Perform all duties of a Student Life Instructor that include supervision of residential halls, counseling, membership on school committees, determining policies and procedures for the department and school. This position is required to live on campus.  Some evening and weekend work is required.   Position includes housing, utilities, seven meals per week, computer, internet and access to fitness facilities.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in residence life, education, counseling or working with adolescents. Candidates must possess a valid North Carolina Drivers License with a clean driving history.

 

How to Apply: Submit State of North Carolina Application to NCSSM Human Resources, P O Box 2418, Durham, NC  27715    http:// www.ncssm.edu/

 

 

Instructor of Humanities

 

CLASSIFICATION/TITLE: Instructor of Humanities

DEPARTMENT/OFFICE: Humanities

POSITION NUMBERS:  60087754

                                    60087826

                                    60087869

POSTING DATE: March 19,2015

CLOSING DATE: April 10, 2015 5pm

SALARY TYPE/RANGE:  EPA Faculty - Salary commensurate with education and experience, 10 Month Positions / 1.0 FTE 

 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Master’s degree in a field of the humanities. Ability to teach an interdisciplinary American Studies course is required, as is experience in teaching writing as a tool and extension of thought, a means by which students integrate and articulate what they have learned. Expertise in teaching Comparative Literature, Global History, Cultural Studies, International Relations, and/or Economics—in both face-to-face and online classrooms—is a plus. Teaching experience with advanced students preferred. Preparation for teaching an ethnically diverse student population as demonstrated by training and experience; experience in use of educational technology; commitment to curriculum design and willingness to participate in residential school programs including social, recreational, and advisory responsibilities at times other than usual school hours; willingness to do some evening instruction.

 

Description of Duties:

Founded in 1980, NCSSM is a state-supported residential and online high school for students who have demonstrated exceptional talent or interest in science, mathematics, and technology. Since the School’s inception, the humanities have been an integral part of an NCSSM education. NCSSM's Program in the Humanities includes university-level interdisciplinary courses as well as a variety of sophisticated electives. The center of our program is an American Studies course, the core experience for all juniors. American Studies doubles as the base of the NCSSM Writing Program, which emphasizes writing in context. The Department of Humanities features a content-rich curriculum that is designed to foster critical thinking and writing-as-reasoning.

 

These are full-time, ten-month appointments in the Department of Humanities, with full benefits through the State of North Carolina. Humanities Faculty are responsible for developing and teaching innovative and engaging humanities curricula, with a focus on interdisciplinary studies, in NCSSM's residential and/or highly interactive online and video-conferencing programs. These positions report to the Dean of Humanities and are responsible for providing instruction for American Studies, other interdisciplinary cultural studies courses, and humanities electives. Faculty should plan on playing an enthusiastic role in ongoing, collegial conversations about ideas, goals, pedagogical methods, and authentic assessment, within a collaborative teaching and learning environment.

 

General Duties Include: 

Develop and communicate to students clear course objectives and goals; plan and develop an instructional program that helps students assimilate specific course content and skills; hold tutorial sessions as outlined by the department; regularly monitor and evaluate students’ progress, providing them with resources and feedback on their performance; structure and manage an environment conducive to learning; model for students responsibility to self and others; follow the School’s philosophy, policies, and procedures; serve as academic advisor to a small group of students(beginning in the second year of employment); serve as a Mini-Term sponsor; attend departmental, faculty, and staff meetings; serve on departmental, faculty, and school-based standing committees; write recommendations for as many as 15 students each year, as requested; participate in professional development and personal intellectual growth activities. Participate in one or more of the following activities: provide information, service, and expertise to other schools and organizations; assist students on special projects, independent and individual study, and seminar-based studies; participate in the admissions process by recruiting, selecting, and advising prospective students; participate in NCSSM alumni activities; provide assistance for school-sponsored programs and extracurricular activities.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

NCSSM is committed to an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the humanities. Applicants should have a wide-ranging knowledge of literature and its cultural and historical contexts, a passion for teaching and learning, and a love of ideas, combined with a willingness to act as a mentor and guide for students—both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities. These qualities are more important than any particular set of credentials. Applicants should have an interest in online teaching as well as team-teaching. Applicants should have a proven record of excellence and the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with all members of the NCSSM community.

Applicants should be dedicated to continual growth, both as teachers and learners. Since NCSSM is both a residential and online high school, faculty and staff are expected to participate in the intellectual, cultural, emotional, and social growth of students—responsibilities that transcend a traditional high school or college teaching schedule. Applicants should thus have the commitment, energy, and stamina to participate actively in the multi-dimensional life of the NCSSM community.

 

How to Apply: Submit electronic application via: http://www.oshr.nc.gov/. Please create an account, search for Instructor of Humanities vacancy, and complete/submit online application.

Case Manager

 

CLASSIFICATION/TITLE: Psychologist/Counselor

WORKING TITLE: Case Manager 

DEPARTMENT/OFFICE: Student Life-Counseling Department

POSITION NUMBER: 60093465

POSTING DATE: March 18,2015

CLOSING DATE: April 8, 2015 5pm

SALARY TYPE/RANGE:  EPA Faculty - Salary commensurate with education and experience, 11 Month Position / 1.0 FTE 

 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Master’s degree in psychology, counseling or closely related field. Minimum of three years of work experience in education or closely related setting with a demonstrated knowledge of case management systems and managing response to crisis situations, and counseling. Preferred: Certified/licensed to administer testing for psychological educational testing.

 

Description of Duties:

Overview: Provide leadership and oversight for school wide student case management program that address the needs of students who are experiencing significant difficulties related to mental health, physical health, and/or psychosocial adjustment. Provide case management services including but not limited to psychological testing, interventions, and referrals. Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders to assist students with significant mental health related concerns. Provide counseling, support, and instruction for students’ college planning.

Duties: Collect, evaluate and record all facts pertaining to student cases. Facilitate communication with relevant individuals regarding the welfare of students including communication with teachers, staff, parents, guardians, administrators, medical personnel, referral agencies and/or others. Serve in an on-call response roll to students experiencing significant mental health related concerns. Assist students/families with social service needs including referral to community resources, providing information about medical or mental health resources for families with financial barriers. Collaborate with other NCSSM staff members to expedite resolution of problems. Facilitate psychological protocol for NCSSM including determining when a student should be away from NCSSM and process/condition for return to NCSSM. Provide support and guidance to NCSSM pertaining to case management, access to records, and policy recommendations.

The position reports to the Dean of Counseling Services. Counseling Services is a department within the Division of Student Life.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge: The position requires the ability to work within and assist others in navigating through complex systems, knowledge and understanding of treatment programs, familiarity with mental health terminology, knowledge and understanding of student privacy and medical privacy guidelines and regulations, ability to communicate difficult/sensitive information.

Consulting: The position requires the ability to communicate information to students, staff, and parents. Ability to collaborate with Counseling Services staff members and NCSSM’s administration is required. Crisis Management: The position requires the ability to manage response to crisis situations. Coaching/Mentoring: the ability to provide student and parent education on college planning.

 

 

How to Apply: Submit electronic application via: http://www.oshr.nc.gov/. Please create an account, search for Case Manager vacancy, and complete/submit online application.

 

 

Instructor of Mathematics

One Year Time Limited Appointment

 

CLASSIFICATION/TITLE: Instructor of Mathematics

DEPARTMENT/OFFICE: Mathematics

POSITION NUMBER: 65018829

POSTING DATE: March 9, 2015

CLOSING DATE: April 6, 2015 5pm

HIRING RANNGE:  EPA Faculty - Salary commensurate with education and experience, 10 Month Position / .67 FTE Time limited

 

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree (preferably in subject area); preparation for teaching an ethnically diverse student population as demonstrated by training and experience; experience in use of educational technology; commitment to curriculum design; willingness to participate in residential school programs including social, recreational, and advisory responsibilities at times other than usual school hours.

 

Desirable:  Teaching experience with advanced students; interest and ability to work with students in specialized areas of interest; willingness to teach synchronous and online distance learning courses; willingness to do some evening instruction.

 

Description of Work:

Position reports to the Dean of Mathematics is responsible for providing instruction for pre-calculus, calculus, and courses beyond calculus with emphasis on mathematical modeling, and requires prior use of graphing calculators and computers in teaching.  Interest in preparing students for high-level mathematics competitions and/or research in mathematics is a plus as is interest and/or experience in distance education.

General duties include: develop and communicate to students clear course objectives and goals; plan and develop an instructional program that helps students assimilate specific course content and skills; hold tutorial sessions as outlined by discipline; regularly monitor and evaluate students’ progress, providing them with resources and feedback on their performance; structure and manage an environment conducive to learning; model for students responsibility to self and others; follow the School’s philosophy, policies, and procedures; serve as academic advisor to a small group of students (beginning in the second year of employment); serve as a Mini-Term sponsor; attend departmental, faculty, and staff meetings; serve on departmental, faculty, and school-based standing committees; write recommendations for up to 15 students each year (appropriate percentage for part-time teachers), as requested; participate in professional development and personal intellectual growth activities. Participate in one or more of the following activities:  provide information, service, and expertise to other schools and organizations; assist students on special projects, independent and individual study, and seminar-based studies; participate in the Admissions Process by recruiting, selecting, and advising prospective students; participate in the NCSSM alumni activities; provide assistance for school-sponsored programs and extra-curricular activities.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience with advanced secondary students; and experience in use of educational technology.

 

How to Apply: Submit electronic application via: http://www.oshr.nc.gov/.Please create an account, search for "Instructor of Mathematics" vacancy, and complete/submit online application.

 

Global Programs Coordinator

 

CLASSIFICATION/TITLE: Global Programs Coordinator

DEPARTMENT/OFFICE: Distance Education and Extended Programs

POSITION NUMBER: 65018927

POSTING DATE: February 26, 2015

CLOSING DATE: April 3, 2015 5pm

HIRING RANNGE:  EPA Non-Faculty – Instructional

Salary commensurate with relevant experience, Salary Range $50,000 - $65,000

12 Month Position / 1.0 FTE

 

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree in and experience teaching science, mathematics, engineering, or humanities (English or comparative literature, history, world language, or a related field) at a secondary or post-secondary level. Willingness to travel internationally.

 

Description of Work:

This position reports to the Director of Distance Education and Extended Programs and is responsible for the coordination of global programs for NCSSM, the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP), and the Chinese Culture and Education Center (CCEC) focused primarily on China, providing instructional consulting and facilitating cooperation between NCSSM, Duke TIP, and CCEC in the creation and delivery of joint programming, training, and research.

 

Global programs coordination duties include: conducting needs assessments in target markets; providing academic counseling services to students and families considering digital, blended and face-to-face global programming opportunities; ensuring customer service and staffing needs for programming are clearly articulated and met; developing public and internal documentation for global programs; coordinating curriculum development; ensuring that global program curriculum is culturally relevant and aligned to organizational goals; creating and promoting request for proposal (RFP) documents designed to solicit broad input from faculty and partner providers; providing support and professional development to ensure both synchronous and asynchronous programs and faculty employ best practices in global and cultural learning; regularly monitoring and evaluating programs, assist and advise instructional staff and faculty on synchronous and asynchronous course content and curriculum structure, provide feedback on faculty and staff performance; providing on-site logistical support and on-call supervision and management during programs; developing and maintaining a master calendar of programming; collaboratively developing and maintaining budgets for programs; coordinating facility availability with the NCSSM Business Office, Duke TIP, and CCEC; scouting, evaluating, and developing partnerships with other residential campuses for the purpose of operating satellite campuses; providing information, service, and expertise to other schools and organizations.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Qualified applicants will have experience developing or coordinating residential programs for middle school and/or high schools students. Proficiency in Mandarin, strong communication skills, flexibility and adaptability are required.

 

How to Apply: Submit electronic application via: http://www.oshr.nc.gov/.Please create an account, search for "Global Programs Coordinator" vacancy, and complete/submit online application.

 

NCSSM is an Equal Opportunity/eVerify/VEVRAA Employer