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Director of UCLA Endowed Olga Radko Math Circle (ORMC), UCLA Department of Mathematics

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 11th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Mar 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles, is inviting applications for the position of an Academic Administrator who will serve as the Director of the UCLA Endowed Olga Radko Math Circle (ORMC). The Academic Administrator will have the broad responsibility for administration of the ORMC, an outreach program with weekly activities for mathematically inclined students in grades K-12. Currently, over 300 children take part in the program each weekend. Instruction is delivered by a team of over 50 docents, the majority of whom are UCLA undergraduate and graduate students.

The Academic Administrator is required to teach three mathematics courses in the undergraduate curriculum per academic year as assigned by the Department. This is also intended to help with the recruitment of UCLA students as docents and instructors for the ORMC.

As the director of ORMC, the Academic Administrator will have primary responsibility for all aspects of ORMC operations:

a. Determining the structure of ORMC, including the number and levels of groups
b. Recruiting, training and supervising instructors, docents, and postdoctoral fellows associated with the ORMC
c. Developing curricular materials and providing leadership in development of innovative ways of explaining mathematical ideas to school children
d. Working with the Mathematics Department finance office to ensure timely payment of stipends and wages to ORMC instructors and docents, as appropriate
e. Maintaining ORMC budget and budgetary projections, ensuring that the funds are used appropriately and efficiently for ORMC activities, and applying for grants as appropriate to fund the operations of ORMC.
f. Working with the Steering Committee and UCLA Development to raise funds for ORMC, both from families whose children participate in ORMC and other sources
g. Admitting students to ORMC, ensuring appropriate placement, and working to maintain a collegial and inclusive atmosphere conducive to learning for all ORMC attendees
h. Reporting to and working with the ORMC Steering Committee throughout the year.

A competitive candidate should have leadership potential and experience with developing mathematical teaching materials for the use of gifted school children, as well as experience with teaching undergraduate mathematics courses. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) or expect to complete their Ph.D. by June 30, 2021.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Please apply at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06182

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To guarantee full consideration, the application should be received by March 15, 2021.

Applicants should submit:
1) Curriculum Vitae
2) Cover Letter
3) Personal statement (addressing leadership role in ORMC)
4) Statement of Teaching
5) Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. For guidance: https://equity.ucla.edu/programs-resources/faculty-search-process/faculty-search-committee-resources/sample-guidance/ (Optional)
6) 1 to 4 Letters of Recommendation

More information about this recruitment: https://ww3.math.ucla.edu/faculty-positions-2020-21/

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Personal statement (addressing leadership role in ORMC)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate‚Äôs past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
    (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 1-4 letters of reference required