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Grand Rapids Community College is seeking a developmental mathematics instructor beginning fall 2007.  We are looking for someone who enjoys developmental students and the teaching challenges and opportunities they offer.   Application deadline is December 15.  See the description below:

Title: Developmental Mathematics Assistant Professor
School of Arts and Sciences
Position Number: EP21
Academic Calendar Year: 32/34 weeks
Date Available: Fall, 2007
Salary: $48,836 - $52,498 plus benefits
Reports To: Assistant Dean, School of Arts & Sciences

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Teach developmental mathematics courses from Arithmetic through Intermediate Algebra.
*Participate fully as a member of the Mathematics Department in such activities as curriculum development, evaluation and revision; committee membership; textbook selection; and department meetings.
*Take a collaborative leadership role within the department in coordinating multiple sections of Math 003 (Arithmetic).
*Contribute to the college's multi-disciplinary Developmental Education Program as the Math Department Representative.
*Engage in professional development activities and maintain expertise in the field of mathematics, the teaching of mathematics and developmental education.
*Advise students on curriculum, academic programs, employment and career goals, and other matters, as appropriate.
*Utilize current and emerging technologies in the classroom.
*Support the Department and College through other work normally expected of faculty members.
*Demonstrate commitment to a learning centered environment

POSITION OPEN  November 1, 2006
     The urban campus of Grand Rapids Community College is situated on a six-block area in the heart of Michigan's second largest metropolitan area with a population approaching  one million. GRCC, founded in 1914, is the oldest community college in Michigan, but the atmosphere is exciting and contemporary; its top-notch faculty, commitment to diversity in programming and campus lifestyle, and the strong spirit of community collaboration under he leadership of President Juan Olivarez, make it a vital and rewarding workplace. Known as "The Community's College," GRCC is responsive to the needs of surrounding business, economic, cultural and educational environments. The college offers credit and non-credit, associate degree and certification programs, and workforce training at both on and off-campus locations so that students of all ages and abilities can pursue personal goals for higher education and/or enhanced job opportunities with success.

REQUIREMENTS:
*Master's degree in mathematics, mathematics education, or a closely related field. A Master's degree in Developmental Education with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics will also meet this requirement with preference given to candidates with at least 18 hours of graduate work in mathematics.
*Equivalent of three years (90 semester hours) of successful teaching. Preference will be given to candidates who have community college and/or developmental mathematics teaching experience.
*Demonstrate an interest in appropriate use of current and emerging technologies in the classroom.
*Recent coursework, seminars and/or other appropriate continuing education in the teaching of mathematics.
*Knowledge of and interest in innovations and trends in the learning of mathematics.

GENERAL INFORMATION
     GRCC is seeking highly qualified individuals for a full-time faculty position. The College is interested in faculty who:
    Possess an interest in working with diverse student populations who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin, and ability.
    Engage in and develop innovative teaching methods.
    Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement, individually and for the College.
GRCC has an excellent benefits program and the Faculty Association contract provides opportunities to earn additional compensation.

METHOD OF APPLICATION
Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter including the position number EP21, resume, copies of their unofficial transcripts, and three (3) professional letters of reference by December 15, 2006 to Human Resources, Grand Rapids Community College, 143 Bostwick NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity institution.

GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam Era veteran and/or any other legally protected class not heretofore mentioned, in any of its educational programs and activities, including admissions and employment. Further information may be obtained from the Director of Labor Relations, AA/EEO, 404B
CPP, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-3295. Telephone 616 234-3453.
 
MISSION It is the mission of Grand Rapids Community College to provide the community with learning opportunities that enable people to
achieve their goals.

VISION Grand Rapids Community College is a vibrant institution of higher education dedicated to enriching people's lives and contributing to
the vitality of the community.

ENDS POLICIES: In order to provide this region and its residents with learning opportunities which will enrich individual lives and contribute to the vitality of the community, the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees sets forth, as its statement of purpose for Grand Rapids Community College, the achievement of the following ends:
*COMMUNITY OUTREACH The College will be involved in the community through outreach, partnerships and resources.
*DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION Students will be equipped with skills to learn and develop in order to achieve their lifelong goals.
*DIVERSITY This College will continue to be a force that advances an understanding of diversity for all people
*ENTRANCE & TRANSFER Students will be able to enter, be successful at, and transfer beyond GRCC.
*FLEXIBLE LEARNING Learning opportunities will be made available through the continuing development of delivery systems.
*LIFELONG LEARNING The College will create opportunities for persons who want to continue, renew or enrich their learning throughout their lives.
*WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT GRCC will prepare people to secure employment in all sectors of the economy, to contribute to and sustain the longterm economic viability of the community.

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