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Director of Program in Computing (Academic Administrator), UCLA Department of Mathematics

Position overview

Position title: Academic Administrator IV (PIC Director)

Application Window

Open date: January 4, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Feb 6, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 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 Academic Administrator (AA) IV will have a broad responsibility for the administration of the Program in Computing (PIC), a program administered through the UCLA Department of Mathematics. PIC offers lower-division introductory and intermediate programming courses for all UCLA undergraduates outside the Samueli School of Engineering. The program operates with 9 Assistant Adjunct Professors and about 40 courses taught each year. Currently, the program enrolls around 2100 students.

This position reports to the chair of the UCLA Mathematics Department. Input from the department Staff Search Committee will be considered in any personnel actions for this position, including merit increases and promotions.

Specific Responsibilities
As the Director of PIC, the Academic Administrator has the primary responsibility for all aspects of PIC operations during the academic year and its summer session. AA ensures that PIC operates smoothly and consistently with its charter. Specific AA responsibilities include:

A. A teaching load of three courses per year. Usually, one course will be assigned in each academic quarter.
B. Supervise the instructors employed by PIC. The AA will be an ex-officio member of the departmental teaching committee to ensure and improve the quality of instruction in PIC.
C. Update curricula of the PIC courses and manage resources shared by PIC instructors for existing curricula, i.e., syllabi, previous exams, course notes, etc.
D. Assist PIC instructors with administrative aspects, in particular, the implementation of PIC specific policies.
E. Work with the departmental staff in Student Services to coordinate course scheduling and student enrollment procedures in PIC.
F. Work with the IT staff of the Mathematics Department to coordinate the computational hardware and software infrastructure supporting the PIC curriculum.
G. Participate in departmental town-hall meetings with undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-docs, to communicate the mission of PIC and address questions and concerns.
H. Serve as an ex-officio member on the departmental PIC Committee. This committee assesses the qualifications of candidates for PIC instructors and facilitates their hiring.

Necessary skills and background:
• a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline
• experience teaching undergraduate and graduate mathematics/program in computing courses

Preferred skills and background:
• experience managing large-scale programs involving undergraduate and graduate instructors
• experience with instructional innovation such as developing new syllabi and course material

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) or expect to complete their Ph.D. by June 30, 2023.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To guarantee full consideration, the application should be received by January 31st, 2023.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D (or equivalent degree) in hand by June 2023

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Personal statement (addressing leadership role in PIC)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s 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 EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 1-4 letters of reference required

1 to 4 Letters of Recommendation

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Campus Information

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Job location

Los Angeles, California