Mathematics Department Chair
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Full Time
Description

Reports to: PK-12 Dean of Faculty

 

Position Summary: 

Department Chairs collaborate with the Dean of Faculty, the Dean of Studies and the Lower, Middle and Upper School division heads in the development and delivery of mission-aligned curriculum and instructional practices. The Math Department Chair is responsible for leading the successful implementation of a high-quality educational program and managing the professional performance of the faculty in the department.  Our Lower and Middle School programs foster student inquiry and flexible problem-solving through the Singapore Math curriculum and promote interdisciplinary collaboration in the implementation of the IB Primary Years Program and Middle Years Program.  The Upper School curriculum offers students a range of pre-AP, AP and IB Diploma Program coursework that offers a rigorous preparation for college level mathematics.

 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with the Dean of Faculty to manage the support and development of departmental faculty according to the Guide to Performance Management

  • Collaborate with the Dean of Studies, division heads and department faculty to develop and implement the scope and sequence of academic coursework, curricular content, course material, and assessment practices

  • Collaborate with the Dean of Studies and division heads regarding faculty teaching assignments, in conjunction with the Dean of Faculty

  • Collaborate with the division head and Dean of Studies regarding student placement in department courses

  • Serve on the Academic Programming Committee, the Instructional Leadership Team, and the hiring committee for departmental faculty

  • Manage the department budget

  • Oversee the daily operation of the department

  • Set departmental goals and hold regularly scheduled department meetings

  • Work with parents, faculty, and relevant senior administrators when student concerns arise

  • Manage department representation at school-wide events (i.e. open houses; curriculum coffees)

  • Coordinate department-specific events (i.e. Poetry House, Math Games) 

  • Teach up to three sections

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School

 

 

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred

  • A strong background in curriculum and instruction

  • Outstanding teaching skills

  • Outstanding leadership skills

  • Clear written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Cultural competence

  • Sense of humor

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