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GeT Support, an NSF-funded 5-year project directed by Patricio Herbst and Amanda Milewski at the University of Michigan, seeks a project manager and research associate to participate in developing, implementing, and investigating the instructional improvement of the Geometry for Teachers course. The goal of the project is to support better alignment of course offerings with the knowledge needed for and demands of teaching of high school geometry. This project convenes a network of college instructors and high school geometry teachers to access to a set of common instructional resources in the context of an online professional learning community that will use and draw information from an instrument that assesses mathematical knowledge for teaching geometry. The Research Associate will work closely with faculty and graduate research assistants at the University of Michigan, participating in all phases of the project including:
meeting regularly with project leads to report and plan about grant activities,
recruiting and managing participants,
managing workflow of research and development activities,
planning, convening, facilitating, monitoring participation, and documenting meetings or events,
disseminating project activities, materials, and research results through weblogs, conference presentations, publications, and social media, and possibly,
examining the interactions among participants in order to document instructor learning.
The position is 12-month, full-time, beginning November 1, 2017. Applicants must be able to successfully complete an I-9 to verify eligibility and authorization for employment in the United States.
The Research Associate will be expected to work at our Ann Arbor campus, and expected to travel, as necessary, to support the work of the project including supporting the facilitation of face-to-face conferences, data collection, and dissemination of information.
The following skills are important assets:
ability to independently manage and account for one’s own time,
flexibility in working hours and day-to-day tasks, capacity to take responsibility for several tasks at the same time,
ability to work well with people—both providing direction and taking direction,
excellent written and oral communication,
and exceptional organizational skills, particularly oriented to details.
Previous experiences working in any of the following roles would be useful:
personal or administrative assistant,
or teaching in K-16 or alternative settings.
Skills developed in this work would be relevant towards individuals interested in:
program development or management,
administrative positions in higher education,
and/or research management roles.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For..." survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.