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Assistant Director, Research Programs - Florida International University

Nov 15, 2010

Florida International University, a part of the State University System of Florida, has an immediate opening for an Assistant Director, Research Programs. The successful candidate will provide curriculum development support and project coordination for the FIU Science Collaborative Project, a Howard Hughes Medical Institution Science Education Grant. The director will work closely with the discipline-based science education research faculty leading the project. The project will expand and deepen the transformation of science education already underway in physics, chemistry, and biology, leveraging external and institutional commitments to establish FIU as a recognized leader in science education innovation.

Specific duties include:

Work with HHMI Project Team to assist HHMI faculty scholars in biology, chemistry, and physics in selection, planning, implementation, and assessment of reform science curricula for their classroom practices.

Provide coordination to the project by organizing project activities and meetings, overseeing project reports, and overseeing budgets.

Coordinate project assessments that target classroom impact, faculty professional development, and institutional change.

Coordinate internal and external outreach efforts, including overseeing dissemination materials, supervising media press releases, collecting public relations materials, and organizing web-based materials.

FIU is a minority-serving urban public research institution in Miami, Florida. Almost 33,000 of the institutions 42,287 students are undergraduates, of which 64% are Hispanic, 13% are Black, and 56% are women. The project will support physics, chemistry, and biology faculty and students. FIU provides a unique opportunity to develop models for working with historically underrepresented populations. This is multi-year grant-funded, time-limited appointment with funding for at least four years. The minimum salary is $50,000 per year, with additional compensation based on experience.

The most qualified candidates will have completed a doctoral degree in science, science education, or related field, although strong candidates with a master's degree or bachelor's degree plus 2 years of experience may apply.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting Professor Laird Kramer (305-348-6073 / Laird.Kramer@fiu.edu).

Applicants should apply online at www.fiujobs.org (position #62776) and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

Laird Kramer
Department of Physics
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199

Application review will begin on Dec 1, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.

Florida International University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer. Minorities, persons with disabilities, and women are especially encouraged to apply.

http://www.fiujobs.org