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Tutor (Chemistry)

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United States Naval Academy, Class of 1963 Center for Academic Excellence

APPLICATION TIMELINE:

Review of applications will begin on March 16, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. 

ABOUT THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY:

The United States Naval Academy is a unique institution of higher learning located in desirable Annapolis, Maryland.  As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate college, the United States Naval Academy has its own distinctive niche amongst American educational institutions. Our talented faculty and staff are united by one common purpose--to develop the next generation of leaders for naval service. In order to deliver on this promise to our nation, we recruit from all segments of society to find faculty, instructors, and support staff who model the highest professional standards.

The United States Naval Academy is committed to building a diverse workforce who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning and leadership development.  We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.

Every year more than one million people tour "the Yard" to experience what our employees already know — the United States Naval Academy is a special place, with a special purpose. Those selected for employment will find challenging and rewarding work; state-of-the-art facilities which inspire academic and athletic excellence; the benefits of Federal employment; and exceptional quality-of-life.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Class of 1963 Center for Academic Excellence invites applications for an intermittent Chemistry Tutor to begin as early as August 2020.  As a member of this academic support unit, the tutor will work with students during the academic year to enhance content skills and assist in developing appropriate learning strategies.  This will consist of individual and small group tutoring, topic & exam reviews during the evening study hours in the fall and spring semesters.  The successful candidate will maintain appropriate student records, submit reports and data as requested, attend meetings and complete training sessions as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead reviews / workshops / auxiliary courses designed to support students who are experiencing difficulty in the core discipline during the fall and spring semesters. This will consist of individual and small group tutoring, topic & exam reviews during the evening study hours (approximately 2 nights per week from 8-10 PM) and/or topic reviews and supplemental instruction study sections of up to 14 students during the academic day.

  • Maintain appropriate student records, submit reports and data as requested, attend meetings and complete training sessions as required.

  • Support and encourage academic development in students with ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds.

This is an excepted service federal position with a one year contract and the possibility of renewal. The position has an intermittent schedule, evening hours of 5-10 hours per academic week, and does not include benefits.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum:

  • Bachelor's degree in an applicable subject;
  • Ability to tutor/teach fundamentals of chemistry;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; 

Preferred:

  • Graduate degree in Chemistry or related subject;
  • Teaching and/or tutoring experience in an academic setting;
  • Experience working with effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

HOW TO APPLY FOR POSITION:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to the Search Committee Chair, Center for Academic Excellence at chemistry-tutor-2020-group@usna.edu.

Please note:  Applications will be reviewed beginning March 16, 2020, but the position will remain open until filled.   

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • All Civilian Faculty Positions at USNA are subject to a background investigation. The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation leading to successful completion of a background investigation with a favorable adjudication. The selectee's failure to meet this requirement will be grounds for termination.  More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here http://www.usna.edu/Academics/Faculty-Information/Background-Investigation-Info.php

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests.  The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

Submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to rsharps@usna.edu  Your responses will not be shared with the panel rating the applications or to the official making the selection for this position

Announcement: ACCENTER-20-21-2

The U.S. Naval Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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