Purdue University – Director of the Latino Cultural Center

Purdue University is seeking an energetic and passionate leader to serve as their next Director of the Latino Cultural Center.  Reporting to the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, the new Director will provide strategic vision, leadership, and daily administration for a vibrant cultural center in line with the mission and goals of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion.  For entire description of the position see SJG_Director_Position_Purdue.

The successful candidate must have a master’s degree in higher education administration or a comparable field and must possess a minimum of five years of professional higher education or similar experience in a setting focused on student development, advocacy, and the development and implementation of cultural programs; additional experience with study abroad and/or teaching is highly desirable.

Review of applications will begin November 19, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com under the link Open Positions.  Nominations for this position may be emailed to Heather Larabee at hjl@sjgsearch.com.

If you are unable to submit materials electronically, please call SJG at 413-529-2895.

Job Posting: Academic Program Officer at the University of Michigan

The Academic Program Officer for Academic Initiatives will focus on improving the success of a diverse graduate student community.  This position will work together with a talented team of program officers and managers, support staff, and graduate assistants.  The Academic Program Officer will work in close consultation with the Director of Graduate Student Success and provide systematic support to faculty throughout the University as they address issues related to the academic success of 8,300 highly qualified and diverse graduate students.

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California Alliance (AGEP) Academic Coordinator

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Dean’s Office invites applications for a full-time Academic Coordinator (AC) to implement a new program, called the California Alliance, funded by the National Science Foundation—Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate.  A collaboration between Berkeley, Caltech, Stanford and UCLA, the California Alliance’s goal is to significantly increase the movement of URM students into the most competitive research and teaching careers in the mathematical, physical, and computer sciences and engineering (MPCS&E) fields.

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Assistant Professor in Microbiology

The Division of Biology at Kansas State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in microbiology at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year.

We seek candidates addressing cutting-edge questions in microbiology using molecular, immunological or genomic approaches. We are especially interested in research focusing on the interactions of bacteria with plant or animal hosts, their environments or other microbes as well as the evolution of such relationships. Such interactions include, but are not limited to, infectious disease, pathogenesis, symbiosis, commensalism, facilitation or multi-species interactions.

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2014 North Carolina Statue University Building Future Faculty Program Announcement

If you are a graduate student or postdoc or work with graduate students and post-doctoral students, check out tne unique opportunity to engage future faculty members in an enriching, preparatory experience.  North Carolina State University will offer the 2014 Building Future Faculty Program on April 2-5, 2014.

This is an all-expenses paid workshop for diverse graduate students and post-docs who are preparing for a faculty career.  It is targeted to students who are currently about one year away from beginning a faculty job search.  The workshop provides information about what to expect as a faculty member, the kinds of resources available to faculty for teaching, and the type of research productivity that is expected of faculty.  During the workshop, participants spend time with faculty and department heads in their discipline discussing how to best prepare for this type of work, what the life of a faculty member is like, and receiving personal tips and feedback.

More information about the 2014 Building Future Faculty Program is available at http://oied.ncsu.edu/faculty/building-future-faculty-program/ along with the application form.

Applications are due by November 10, 2013.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biology Education

The School of Biology and Ecology, and Maine Center for Research in STEM Education at the University of Maine seeks an applicant for a postdoctoral position in biological education research.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, evolution, biology education, or a closely related field; have a strong research record; and have demonstrated interest in discipline-based education research.  One of the primary responsibilities of this position is to help develop, validate, and field-test a concept assessment tool that will be administered at multiple points in the biology curriculum to monitor student progress and enable targeted curricular reform.

Preference will be given to applicants who have a record of successful work in the ecology and evolution fields; skills in statistical and model-based analysis; demonstrated excellence in teaching; and have evidence of collaborating well as part of a team.  The successful candidate will be part of a multi-institution team of researchers that are supported by the National Science Foundation’s Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) Program.

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