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Maths Teacher – 0.7 Load @ Melbourne

anzuk work with a leading independent boys school in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs. The schools prides itself on offering the very best for its students and seeks a highly accomplished Teacher to join their Mathematics faculty.

The successful teacher will be required to teach year 8-10 Mathematics.

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Diploma Teachers @ Monash College, Melbourne

Monash College is seeking energetic and passionate Teachers to teach into the Diploma Program (Business and Engineering).

You will be responsible for the delivery of high quality teaching and learning to international students who are transitioning into Monash University. We are seeking suitably qualified and experienced teachers of the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Engineering Mathematics

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Applications close 7 April 2017.

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29 Mar 2017: ACE Seminar, Barbara Maenhaut @ UQ

This seminar is broadcast via the AMSI ACE Network which means it is delivered as a videoconference, using Visimeet. To participate in this seminar:

  1. Book your local ACE facilities, if available (see here for a list of Mathematical Sciences departments with ACE facilities), OR
  2. If you don’t have ACE facilities available locally, contact Maaike Wienk at ace@amsi.org.au for a guest Visimeet licence which allows you to access the seminar from your desktop or laptop.

Important: Please contact Michael Jennings at UQ to notify him you will be attending the seminar.

 

Speaker: Dr Barbara Maenhaut (University of Queensland)
Title: Active learning in a large first-year discrete mathematics course
Time and place: 1pm, Wednesday 29th March, VISAC room, School of Maths and Physics, University of Queensland

Abstract:

Active learning is a term used to describe a range of teaching practices that encourage students to think during class rather than listen passively. The benefits of active learning approaches in science and mathematics courses have been well-studied, see [1] for a recent survey. At the University of Queensland we have recently implemented active learning techniques in MATH1061, our first-year discrete mathematics course. This course has an enrolment of approximately 400 students each semester, including students in Information Technology, Software Engineering, and Mathematics.

The variant of active learning that we have implemented is based on ideas from The Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative and ideas that have been used in the teaching of undergraduate physics at UQ for several years. Prior to class, the students are required to watch one or two short videos that cover the core concepts of the next class, recommended to read some pages of the textbook to see some additional examples of applications of those concepts, and required to complete a short quiz on those concepts. The quiz includes a feedback question that prompts students to identify any ideas they would like to have discussed in class. Then in class, the lecturer addresses any problems that the students raised in the quiz feedback question, and students work through problems and use an in-class response system to answer multiple-choice questions.

In this talk, I will discuss how this active learning technique was implemented in Semester 2, 2016 and discuss achievement data and feedback from students.

[1] S. Freeman, S.L. Eddy, M. McDonough, M.K. Smith, N. Okoroafor, H. Jordt, M.P. Wenderoth, Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 111 no. 23, 8410-8415.

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Part of the AustMS/AMSI Teaching Seminar Series

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Mathematics and Statistics Teacher @ Macquarie Uni International College, Sydney

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Macquarie University International College as a full-time teaching staff member on a one year fixed-term contract.

Expressions of interest are currently invited from appropriately qualified and professionally experienced teaching staff with expertise in Mathematics and Statistics.

More information here.

Applications close 2 April 2017.

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Mathematics and Statistics Teacher @ Macquarie Uni International College, Sydney

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Macquarie University International College as a full-time teaching staff member on a one year fixed-term contract.

Expressions of interest are currently invited from appropriately qualified and professionally experienced teaching staff with expertise in Mathematics and Statistics.

More information here.

Applications close 22 March 2017.

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Lecturer in GCSE/Functional Maths @ University College Birmingham, UK

UCB are seeking to recruit a qualified and enthusiastic lecturer to teach GCSE and functional maths qualifications across a range of vocational and academic programmes as part of a dedicated team.

More information here.

Applications close 6 March 2017.

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Mathematics Teacher @ St Leonard’s College, Melbourne

Applications are invited at St Leonard’s College for a committed and inspirational teacher of Mathematics. This role, covering a staff member on parental leave, commences at the beginning of term 2, Tuesday 18 April and ends Tuesday 5 December 2017.

More information here.

Applications close 22 February 2017.

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26 – 29 Jun 2017: ATINER International Conference on Mathematics: Teaching, Theory & Applications @ Athens, Greece

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), a world association of academics and researchers based in Athens, organizes its 11th Annual International Conference on Mathematics: Teaching, Theory & Applications, 26-29 June 2017, Athens, Greece. You are more than welcome to submit a proposal for a presentation by email to atiner@atiner.com, before 27 February 2017.

The language of the conference is English for both presentations and discussions. Abstracts should be 200-300 words in length and it should include names and contact details of all authors. All abstracts are blind reviewed according to ATINER’s standards and policies. Acceptance decisions are sent within four weeks following submission. Papers should be submitted one month before the conference only if the paper is to be considered for publication at ATINER’s series.

Dr. Codruta Simona Stoica, Vice-Rector
Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania

Where: Athens, Greece
When: 26 – 27 June 2017
Abstract proposals due: 27 February 2017

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14 Feb 2017: Thomas Wong @ University of Melbourne

Learning and Teaching Seminars
Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre
University of Melbourne

Title: CALC 101 – A survival guide for first year lecturers
Speaker: 
Dr Thomas Wong, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne

Date: Tue 14th February 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Evan Williams Lecture Theatre, Room G03, Ground Floor, Peter Hall Building

Abstract: Unmotivated students? Empty consultation hours? Low student participation? A first year classroom can be very unforgiving, even for experienced lecturers. During my time teaching as a graduate student, I explicitly targeted these issues via the use of several alternative teaching methods. Two techniques of particular interest are a LaTeX typesetting requirement for assignment submissions and the use of an online forum for students to promote student interaction. In this seminar, I will present my implementation of these techniques through a sample of the materials from the course.

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Lecturer (Tertiary Preparation Mathematics) @ USQ, Brisbane

A rewarding opportunity is now available for a Lecturer (Tertiary Preparation Mathematics) to teach into the mathematics component of the Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP), the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program and the Foundation Diploma Program. In addition, you will:

  • work with a team of academic staff to develop flexible support strategies and appropriate curriculum for tertiary preparation mathematics students;
  • provide advice and support to both students and staff in the development of students’ mathematics skills;
  • work directly with on-campus, online and distance education students of the OAC;
  • provide teaching services in other OAC teaching programs in accordance with your expertise; and
  • engage in research projects and scholarship activities.

Whilst the position is based at USQ Springfield or USQ Ipswich, there may be a requirement to work some days at other USQ locations.

More information here.

Applications close 15 February 2017.

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Lecturer – Tertiary Enabling Program @ Charles Darwin Uni, Darwin

CDU invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified academics for the position of Lecturer Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) Mathematics and Bioscience at our CDU Darwin Casuarina Campus.

The Lecturer TEP provides academic skills development and support to students of the University through the teaching and coordination of TEP units, particularly Mathematics and Bioscience. As a Lecturer for the Tertiary Enabling Program you will be expected to contribute to curriculum development and review, be engaged with student retention and participate in program planning.

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Applications close 22 February 2017.

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Foundation Studies Teacher (Math) @ Victoria Uni, Footscray

Teach Foundation math to domestic students who have not met the direct entry requirements for future studies in higher education and would be interested in pursuing this. You will contribute to the curriculum development of other pathways programs currently under consideration by the University. You should be an experience year 12 or senior secondary teach who is experienced in delivering an engaging curriculum based on contemporary educational practices.

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Applications close 20 January 2017.

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Teacher Learning Support Mathematics & Statistics @ JCU, Singapore

Responsibilities

Direct Support Tasks

  • Advise students (in person and via email) on the design and analysis of the quantitative aspects of their assignments and research projects
  • Advise staff on the design and statistical analysis of their research studies or other academic – related projects.
  • Propose, develop and deliver statistics – related education programs for students and staff
  • Collaborate with the rest of the learning support team to provide a range of activities specifically designed to improve students’ academic outcome
  • Develop a three – year strategic approach to improve the quantitative literacy of the students and staff

Leadership and Management Tasks

  • Manage and lead a team of academically strong volunteer students for the peer tutoring program of the University.
  • Recruit appropriate peer tutors – assess applications, approve volunteers, and monitor a properly chosen coordinator and the rest of the team to ensure optimal support
  • Liaise with academics to ensure good coordination between the peer – tutoring program of the University and the teaching and support of the lecturers and academic tutors

Planning and Reporting

  • Meet regularly with the Campus Dean to discuss and review the activities of the Learning Support team and the peer tutoring program, ensuring continuous improvement
  • Provide a quarterly activity report to EMG focussing on recommendations for the future

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Applications close 31 January 2017.

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Scholarly Teaching Fellow @ Macquarie Uni, Sydney

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is currently seeking a suitably qualified candidate for a full time Scholarly Teaching Fellow in the Department of Mathematics. Reporting to the Head of Department, the Scholarly Teaching Fellow will contribute to the Department through teaching and scholarship and contribute to the enhancement of student learning. The successful applicants will:

  • Contribute academic expertise in delivery of undergraduate teaching, and research supervision where appropriate
  • Undertake various administrative tasks, responsibilities and other duties including committee work and student advising.
  • Participate in and/or contribute to the academic life and operation of the Department.

More information here.

Applications close 27 January 2017.

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2 – 5 Jul 2017: STARS @ Stamford Grange, Adelaide

This conference provides the opportunity to disseminate and discuss current research, good practice, emerging initiatives and leading edge ideas that are aimed at enhancing students’ tertiary learning experiences. Discussion on a wide variety of subjects is encouraged and focuses on the following topics:

  • Students – who are they, what are their needs, what works for different cohorts, strategies for broader social inclusion and increasing participation in tertiary education, participation of first nation peoples
  • Transitions – pathways to tertiary education, transitions into (the first year experience) during (work integrated learning) and from tertiary education including graduate employability, and capstone experiences
  • Achievement – strategies promoting student achievement including curricular and co-curricular reform, employability, gamification and simulation enhanced learning
  • Retention – program, discipline, whole of institution, inter-institutional and sector collaborations designed to improve student retention, threshold skills and concepts
  • Success – student engagement, technology enhanced learning, understanding students expectations and realities, psychological wellbeing, application of learning analytics

Key Dates

30 January 2017 : Submission Deadline
from 10 April 2017 : Notifications to authors
1 May 2017 : At least one Author must be registered to attend
15 May 2017 : Electronic version of Posters due

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Mathematics and Statistics Teacher @ Macquarie University International College, Sydney

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Macquarie University International College as a full-time teaching staff member on a one year fixed-term contract.

The appointed candidate will primarily teach on a selection of Diploma Mathematics and/or Statistics units (notably WSTA150, WMAT123, WMAT135, WMAT136, WMAT137) but may also teach on Standard Foundation and Intensive Program Mathematics Units (WFMA001, WFMA002, WFMA003), other disciplines and units offered by the College in future. This will be determined in accordance with their qualifications, area or expertise and experience. Descriptions of these units may be found in the Handbook.

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Applications close 30 November 2016.

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Sessional Teachers – Mathematics – Business Diploma @ Monash College, Melbourne

Monash College is looking for dynamic teachers join the Business Diplomas team to commence in Trimester 1 (commencing 20 Feb 2017).

The Mathematics subjects include Introductory Mathematics for Business and Applied Mathematics at pre-university level and Functions and their Applications and Business Mathematics at first year level.

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Applications close 23 November 2016.

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Foundation Year Teacher @ Monash College, Melbourne

We are seeking to appoint teachers (fixed term) in the following subjects from January 2017, both full time and part time candidates will be considered:

  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Learning Studies
  • English
  • Globalisation/Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Physics essential)

As one of our Foundation Year teachers you will have significant experience working with students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and will have the skills required to address their individual learning needs.

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Applications close 20 November 2016.

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Engineering Mathematics Teacher @ Monash College, Melbourne

Are you an enthusiastic Teacher who is looking for an innovative teaching environment?  Do you want to make a contribution to pre tertiary pedagogical practice?

For over 20 years Monash College Diplomas has successfully transitioned international students into Monash University.

Due to significant growth and we are seeking an innovative Engineering Mathematics Teacher to support our high achieving students to continue to succeed at university and beyond.

More information here.

Applications close 23 November 2016.

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Business Mathematics and Statistics Teacher @ Monash College, Melbourne

Are you a secondary mathematics Teacher looking to make the move to pre-tertiary or the tertiary environment? Do you want to make a contribution to pre-tertiary pedagogical practice?

For over 20 years Monash College Diplomas has successfully transitioned international students into Monash University.

Due to significant growth and we are seeking an innovative Mathematics and Statistics Teacher to support our high achieving students to continue to succeed at university and beyond.

More information here.

Applications close 23 November 2016.

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