Location: BINGHAMTON, NY Category: Faculty Posted On: Thu Aug 25 2016 Job Description:
Binghamton University seeks a director to head its science undergraduate teaching initiative, which aims to catalyze, support, and showcase innovative, evidence-based first-year undergraduate science education through academic programming, faculty development, and educational research. The director will collaborate in the design, implementation, and assessment of new and current faculty-driven first-year undergraduate science initiatives. This position supervises educators and administrative personnel associated with the University's Freshman Research Immersion (FRI), a three-course sequence of CUREs (course-based undergraduate research experience) that involves STEM departments and programs campus-wide (http://www.binghamton.edu/freshman-research-immersion/). This position is also responsible for collaborating with faculty to broaden the impact of biological research through first-year undergraduate education, via overseeing the evaluation of introductory biology education program effectiveness, including impact on student progress and success; and in that regard facilitating professional development on evidence-based teaching and mentoring for faculty. The director is expected to actively seek grant funding to support science education programming. This tenure-track appointment is planned at the associate professor level; however, qualified applicants may be considered at other levels.
Applicants should have this combination of strengths: 1) PhD and additional experience in an area of biological research that aligns synergistically with the research strengths of the Department of Biological Sciences; 2) track record of biology education scholarship; 3) record of success in obtaining grant funding and other external resources; 4) established networking with national science education communities; and 5) evidence of organizational, supervisory, budget management and leadership skills. The successful candidate is expected to develop further the FRI and associated programs; develop an externally funded research program; coordinate effectively with a wide array of campus offices; and network well with the national science education community.
Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character — shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life — promotes extraordinary student success.
Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities t...o engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.