Mathematics Instruction Specialist
Southern Methodist University Inc

Dallas, Texas

Posted in Education and Training

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Job Info


Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

About SMU

SMU's more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 80 countries to take advantage of the University's small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. The University's entrepreneurial spirit lives in people from every academic discipline who see opportunities to create something new in the world - and work hard to bring their innovations to life. SMU's relationship with Dallas - the dynamic center of one of the nation's fastest-growing regions - offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for our students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities - from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.

About the Position:

This person will engage in research activities within local middle schools to fulfill the primary aims of a federally-funded research grant. This person will work directly with middle school teachers to provide professional learning experiences and coaching. The content of the professional learning and coaching will focus on evidence-based practices to support students with disabilities or those who are experiencing difficulty in mathematics. This person will support research activities such as collecting data and conducting observations.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide professional learning experiences and coaching
  • Support grant-related research activities (conduct classroom observations, collect data).
  • Support dissemination of findings
  • Engage in mentoring and collaboration with other staff, graduate students, and undergraduate researchers


Education and Experience:

A master's degree is quired; preferably degree of study in education, mathematics or special education. Doctoral degree is preferred.

A minimum of three (3) years of experience is required. Candidate with teaching experience working in mathematics and/or with students with disabilities is required. Candidate with middle school teaching experience and research experience including collecting data is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The successful candidate will join a dynamic multi-institutional team that is committed to supporting positive outcomes in mathematics for middle school students with disabilities. This staff member will play a key role in providing direct support to middle school mathematics teachers through implementing professional learning experiences and coaching. We use evidence-based instructional design principles and classroom assessments to support teachers' instructional decision making in a collaborative and respectful way.

Candidate must have strong skills communicating via virtual learning/communication platforms (e.g., Zoom). Candidate with knowledge of data-based individualization is preferred.

Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly across the University and develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituencies. Must also demonstrate strong written communication skills.

Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills.

Travel within Dallas/Fort Worth is required.

Physical and Environmental Demands:
  • Sit for long periods of time
Deadline to Apply:

October 20, 2022

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit the following:
  • A resume/CV
  • A cover letter - should include detailed information about qualifications for this position, including a clear statement of interests, relevant content/subject area, and/or research experiences.
EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,


SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.

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