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Associate Director of STEM Gateway Learning Center

The Ohio State University
Grandview, OH
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Job Title:Associate Director of STEM Gateway Learning CenterDepartment:Arts and Sciences | Office of the Deans
The Associate Director of the STEM Gateway Learning Center has three core roles: co-manage the operations of The Center with the Director (35%), developing curricula for the mentors (25%) and tutors to enable them to excel in their roles, and engaging in scholarly research (40%) on the center's activities. The areas of STEM supported by the center include Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics. The co-management involves informally supporting students and working with the director to coordinate hours of access to the center. The scholarly research involves remaining current in STEM Education literature and using this strong understanding of the current research in the STEM education environments to develop curricula for the peer mentors and the tutors and to ensure excellence in support of STEM instruction. This individual must have a strong background in STEM education research and assessment in order to provide a deep evaluating the progress of the center's mentoring and tutoring program in terms of effectiveness is promoting student's sense of belonging in a STEM major, and in effective transfer of knowledge in the peer mentoring programming and the tutoring programming. The results of these evaluations will be used to ensure that the Center is a true leader in STEM mentoring and tutoring nationally. The individual will be expected to make presentations on research results at national STEM conferences and within the university to support the overall progress of STEM education within the university. Continuous collaboration with instructors within the College of Arts and Sciences STEM departments is critical to providing mentoring and tutoring to the STEM students that is aligned with the content of the courses. Supervises two academic program specialists whose roles are to support the ASC STEM majors of mathematics, chemistry and biochemistry, biology and physics through the development of a bridge program, and academic as well as social programming throughout the academic year. Work with the Arts and Sciences Marketing and Communication Leadership to develop communication strategies about the activities of the center and its successes. Work with that team to develop a center website and maintain the website. Participate in other university-wide meetings affiliated with student success. Represent The Center, as necessary, on behalf of The Director. Remain current on higher education mentoring literature and best practices. Then shares these findings with the larger STEM Education & Student Success community.

Required: Ph.D. in STEM Education, STEM, or related field. Has published work on related STEM topics such STEM student support, mentoring and tutoring for enhanced sense of belonging of STEM and or effectiveness in STEM education performance. Experience with program and unit assessment. Background of successfully mentoring of STEM students. 2 years managerial experience. 2 years experience in teaching STEM courses. Excellent written and communication skills. Demonstrated experience addressing the educational and academic needs of the STEM student population. Experience in fostering inclusivity. Experience in fostering an innovative learning environment. Experience to function independently and as a member of a collaborative team. Experience in facilitating community, foster STEM identity and mentoring diverse STEM students. A strong record of scholarly activity.

Desired: Doctorate degree in STEM or a STEM-related degree. Participation in STEM-oriented community service.

Additional Information:
The Amgen STEM Learning Center within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Associate Director to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.

The pay range for this position is $70,000.00 - 80,000.00. The offer for this position will fall within this range based on internal equity, the unit's available budget, and the candidate's qualifications.
Location:University Hall (0339)Position Type:RegularScheduled Hours:40Shift:First Shift Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.
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