Research Director- Full Professor, STEM Learning Center

Employer
University of Arizona
Location
Tucson, Arizona
Posted
Apr 10, 2021
Closes
Apr 19, 2021
Ref
498771ece1c0
Sector
Law
Organization Type
Corporate
*Posting Number:*req4081 *Department:*Education - Dean's Office *Department Website Link:**Medical Sub-Speciality:**Location:*Main Campus *Address:*Tucson, AZ USA *Position Highlights:*The University of Arizona STEM Learning Center (SLC) announces a search to commence in Fall 2021 for the position of Research Director - Full Professor with Tenure. The SLC is a university-wide center that promotes access to high-quality experiences, resources, and expertise in the STEM fields. The SLC serves as a centralized hub for connecting resources, people, and best practices to inspire and sustain interest in STEM and STEM pathways. In the vision of the SLC, every person has equitable access to STEM experiences that are inclusive and relevant. We aim to investigate and eliminate barriers that limit access to STEM and STEM pathways for diverse populations. With this position, we seek an individual who can promote the educational aspects of STEM research on campus and broaden participation in STEM learning experiences across the community. The Research Director will nurture innovative projects that have the potential to improve outcomes for underrepresented groups in STEM. This person will serve as an ambassador of education to STEM researchers and a mentor to STEM researchers in outreach to educational programs. This position will be a joint appointment in the SLC (49%) and the College of Education (51%) at the full professor level. The University of Arizona is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) which strives to increase the enrollment of underrepresented populations in STEM and in expanding their educational opportunities. This position will continue to strengthen our dedication as an HSI to creating educational equity and opportunities.Applications will be reviewed starting February 22, 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled.Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!TheUniversity of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-lifeprograms. For more information about working at the University of Arizona andrelocations services, please visit talent.arizona.edu*Duties & Responsibilities:*Coordinateand promote research in STEM fields that identifies and helps to eliminatebarriers to participation in STEM learning experiences and pathways.* Pursue grant opportunities to support individual and/or collaborative research that broadens participation in STEM fields* Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the appointed department with the College of Education* Participate in service and community engagement efforts in the department, College of Education, and University of Arizona *Minimum Qualifications:** PhD * Published research in STEM, STEM-education, higher education, or other area related to pathways in STEM* Research record commensurate with full professor status * Experience promoting educational equity in a variety of settings* Experience bridging STEM research and STEM education research* Experience obtaining grant funding for large research projects* Experience administrating STEM education programs * Familiarity with current trends and issues in STEM education and STEM pathways *Preferred Qualifications:** Familiarity with the culture and context of theSouthwest Border Region* Researchrecord related to audiences underrepresented in STEM*Rank :*Professor *Tenure Information:*Tenured (T)*FLSA:*Exempt *Full Time/Part Time:*Full Time*Number of Hours Worked per Week:*40 *Job FTE:*1.00*Work Calendar:*Academic*Job Category:*Faculty*Benefits Eligible:*Yes - Full Benefits *Rate of Pay:*DOE*Compensation Type:*salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE) *Type of criminal background check required::*Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive) *Number of Vacancies:*1 *Target Hire Date:* *Expected End Date:* *Contact Information for Candidates:*Sara Chavarria, Search Committee ChairAssistant Dean, Research DevelopmentAssistant Director, STEM Learning Centerspchavar@arizona.eduFor additional information, visit www.stem.arizona.edu or contact Kimberly Sierra-Cajas, SLC Director, kjsc@email.arizona.edu *Open Date:*2/9/2021*Open Until Filled:*Yes*Documents Needed to Apply:*Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents*Special Instructions to Applicant:*Applicants must submit the following four documents.1. Cover Letter2. Current Curriculum Vitae3. Diversity statement - Diversity statements should describe how candidates' research, teaching, and service promote and contribute to our shared goals of social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in education.4. Name and contact information of THREE References (phone and email)Please upload your documents as one file under the "Additional Documents" slot within your application.*Diversity Statement:*At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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