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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.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STAFF

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR EPA OR FACULTY

 

Instructor of Physics

 

CLASSIFICATION/TITLE: Instructor of Physics

DEPARTMENT/OFFICE: Science

POSITION NUMBER: 60087818 and 60087955

POSTING DATE: February 26, 2015

CLOSING DATE: March 19, 2015 5pm

HIRING RANNGE:  EPA Faculty - Salary commensurate with education and experience, 10 Month Position / 1.0 FTE 

 

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 Science and is responsible for providing instruction for Physics.  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.

 

Specific Duties:  Teach 3 sections of introductory and/or elective physics courses each trimester, with special emphasis on lab-based activities.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Experience mentoring students to conduct research projects is desirable but not required.

 

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

 

 

Instructor of Mathematics

 

CLASSIFICATION/TITLE: Instructor of Mathematics

DEPARTMENT/OFFICE: Mathematics

POSITION NUMBER: 60087797

POSTING DATE: February 26, 2015

CLOSING DATE: March 13, 2015 5pm

HIRING RANNGE:  EPA Faculty - Salary commensurate with education and experience, 10 Month Position / 1.0 FTE 

 

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.

 

Instructor of Mathematics

One Year Time Limited Appointment

 

CLASSIFICATION/TITLE: Instructor of Mathematics

DEPARTMENT/OFFICE: Mathematics

POSITION NUMBER: 65018829

POSTING DATE: February 26, 2015

CLOSING DATE: March 13, 2015 5pm

HIRING RANNGE:  EPA Faculty - Salary commensurate with education and experience, 10 Month Position / 1.0 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: March 20, 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.

 

Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs

 

Title: Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs 

 

Position Number: 60087746

 

Posting Date: January 28, 2015

 

Closing Date: February 27, 2015 

 

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Overview

 

Mission:

The mission of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, an intellectually stimulating, diverse, and collaborative community, is to:

  • educate academically talented students to become state, national, and global leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, 
  • advance public education in North Carolina, 
  • and inspire innovation for the betterment of humankind, through challenging residential and virtual programs driven by instructional excellence and the excitement of discovery.

 

Background:

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is a public, residential, coeducational high school for academically talented juniors and seniors with a commitment to scholarship. The school was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1978 to provide challenging educational opportunities for students with special interest and potential in the sciences and mathematics. The school opened in 1980 on the vacated Watts Hospital campus in Durham, North Carolina as the first school of its kind—a public, residential high school where students study a specialized curriculum emphasizing science and mathematics.

 

NCSSM has since become the model for 18 like-schools around the globe. From the early vision of state leaders, the school has matured into a vital institution that models and advocates excellence in elementary and secondary education and is integral to the pursuit of the strategic economic and quality-of-life objectives so important to North Carolinians and to our nation and world.

 

NCSSM currently serves 680 juniors and seniors in its residential program and hundreds more North Carolina students through its distance education programs. It is consistently recognized as one of the top high schools in the country. Over the past decade, NCSSM students have taken top prizes in prestigious national and international academic competitions such as the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, the Intel Talent Search, the Toshiba ExploraVision Science Fair, The Singapore International Mathematics Competition and the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge.

 

Governance:

The Board of Trustees of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics serves to oversee the execution of the NCSSM mission. The Trustees meet quarterly on the NCSSM campus. In 2007-08 NCSSM became the 17th member of the UNC system, and consequently, is governed by the UNC Board of Governors.

 

Reporting Relationships

The Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs provides leadership to the Humanities, Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Technology, Library, and Admissions departments. The Vice Chancellor reports directly to the Chancellor and is a member of the Chancellor's Executive Leadership Team.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include:

  • Establish and maintain a coordinated, advanced, innovative, and relevant academic program that meets the changing needs of NCSSM students and students across North Carolina.
  • Supervise administrators reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs (Director of Academic Programs, Director of Admissions, Director of the Library, Registrar, Academic Deans, Administrative Assistant) with an effective blend of supervision, delegation of authority, accountability measures, and evaluation of results.
  • Oversee budget for several departments, projects and programs.
  • Implement effective student disciplinary procedures and oversee judicial hearings and appeals that conform to all relevant laws, policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with other members of the Executive Leadership Team so that administrative functions are successfully achieved, effective administrative procedures are developed, policies and school procedures are carried out, and strategic planning is continuous.
  • Interact with staff and intercede for the needs of staff as needed.
  • Interact with students and parents and intercede for the needs of students as needed.
  • Develop Board reports, legal documentation, staff communications, meeting coordination, parent interactions, and staff information reviews.
  • Attend or conduct meetings of many constituent groups; attend school functions; attend external meetings, conferences, or legal training sessions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chancellor.

 

Minimum Qualifications for the Position:

  • Master’s Degree in related field. A doctorate degree is preferred
  • Minimum of five-year’s experience in senior level leadership position
  • Minimum of five-year’s successful teaching experience
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Consummate integrity
  • Commitment to shared governance and collegiality
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead highly effective teams
  • A demonstrated ability to work with Information Technology and other resources to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of business practices and procedures
  • Ability to work effectively with the Board of Trustees

 

Additional Preferred Qualifications for the Position:

  • Commitment to diversity among faculty, staff and students
  • Demonstrated history of working effectively and collaboratively across many areas of a complex organization
  • Demonstrated understanding of the roles that Academic Programs plays in supporting the Academic and Student Life functions of a school
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in program planning, implementation, evaluation, and benchmarking
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in leading and encouraging innovation
  • Demonstrated ability to develop engaged external partnerships
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully obtain grant funding
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a large system such as the UNC System and State Government
  • Knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment in both Public K-12 and Public Higher Education

 

Application Process:

Candidates should apply online by submitting an electronic application via:
http://www.oshr.nc.gov. Please create an online account, search for the Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs job vacancy, and complete/submit the application. The application materials should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae or resume, and the names and contact information for five references. Inquiries should be addressed to: Connie Boyce, Director of Human Resources boyce@ncssm.edu.

 

NCSSM is an Equal Opportunity/eVerify/VEVRAA Employer

Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs

 

Title: Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs 

 

Position Number: 60087746

 

Posting Date: January 28, 2015

 

Closing Date: February 27, 2015 

 

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Overview

 

Mission:

The mission of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, an intellectually stimulating, diverse, and collaborative community, is to:

  • educate academically talented students to become state, national, and global leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, 
  • advance public education in North Carolina, 
  • and inspire innovation for the betterment of humankind, through challenging residential and virtual programs driven by instructional excellence and the excitement of discovery.

 

Background:

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is a public, residential, coeducational high school for academically talented juniors and seniors with a commitment to scholarship. The school was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1978 to provide challenging educational opportunities for students with special interest and potential in the sciences and mathematics. The school opened in 1980 on the vacated Watts Hospital campus in Durham, North Carolina as the first school of its kind—a public, residential high school where students study a specialized curriculum emphasizing science and mathematics.

 

NCSSM has since become the model for 18 like-schools around the globe. From the early vision of state leaders, the school has matured into a vital institution that models and advocates excellence in elementary and secondary education and is integral to the pursuit of the strategic economic and quality-of-life objectives so important to North Carolinians and to our nation and world.

 

NCSSM currently serves 680 juniors and seniors in its residential program and hundreds more North Carolina students through its distance education programs. It is consistently recognized as one of the top high schools in the country. Over the past decade, NCSSM students have taken top prizes in prestigious national and international academic competitions such as the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, the Intel Talent Search, the Toshiba ExploraVision Science Fair, The Singapore International Mathematics Competition and the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge.

 

Governance:

The Board of Trustees of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics serves to oversee the execution of the NCSSM mission. The Trustees meet quarterly on the NCSSM campus. In 2007-08 NCSSM became the 17th member of the UNC system, and consequently, is governed by the UNC Board of Governors.

 

Reporting Relationships

The Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs provides leadership to the Humanities, Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Technology, Library, and Admissions departments. The Vice Chancellor reports directly to the Chancellor and is a member of the Chancellor's Executive Leadership Team.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include:

  • Establish and maintain a coordinated, advanced, innovative, and relevant academic program that meets the changing needs of NCSSM students and students across North Carolina.
  • Supervise administrators reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs (Director of Academic Programs, Director of Admissions, Director of the Library, Registrar, Academic Deans, Administrative Assistant) with an effective blend of supervision, delegation of authority, accountability measures, and evaluation of results.
  • Oversee budget for several departments, projects and programs.
  • Implement effective student disciplinary procedures and oversee judicial hearings and appeals that conform to all relevant laws, policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with other members of the Executive Leadership Team so that administrative functions are successfully achieved, effective administrative procedures are developed, policies and school procedures are carried out, and strategic planning is continuous.
  • Interact with staff and intercede for the needs of staff as needed.
  • Interact with students and parents and intercede for the needs of students as needed.
  • Develop Board reports, legal documentation, staff communications, meeting coordination, parent interactions, and staff information reviews.
  • Attend or conduct meetings of many constituent groups; attend school functions; attend external meetings, conferences, or legal training sessions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chancellor.

 

Minimum Qualifications for the Position:

  • Master’s Degree in related field. A doctorate degree is preferred
  • Minimum of five-year’s experience in senior level leadership position
  • Minimum of five-year’s successful teaching experience
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Consummate integrity
  • Commitment to shared governance and collegiality
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead highly effective teams
  • A demonstrated ability to work with Information Technology and other resources to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of business practices and procedures
  • Ability to work effectively with the Board of Trustees

 

Additional Preferred Qualifications for the Position:

  • Commitment to diversity among faculty, staff and students
  • Demonstrated history of working effectively and collaboratively across many areas of a complex organization
  • Demonstrated understanding of the roles that Academic Programs plays in supporting the Academic and Student Life functions of a school
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in program planning, implementation, evaluation, and benchmarking
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in leading and encouraging innovation
  • Demonstrated ability to develop engaged external partnerships
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully obtain grant funding
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a large system such as the UNC System and State Government
  • Knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment in both Public K-12 and Public Higher Education

 

Application Process:

Candidates should apply online by submitting an electronic application via:
http://www.oshr.nc.gov. Please create an online account, search for the Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs job vacancy, and complete/submit the application. The application materials should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae or resume, and the names and contact information for five references. Inquiries should be addressed to: Connie Boyce, Director of Human Resources boyce@ncssm.edu.

 

NCSSM is an Equal Opportunity/eVerify/VEVRAA Employer