The Freshman Research Immersion (FRI) program at Binghamton University will hire a Research Assistant Professor, to begin August 1, 2017. This full-time position is for a three-year duration and candidates must have graduate degree before starting. This position is for Community & Global Public Health (open to applicants with a DrPH, a PhD in Epidemiology, Bioinformatics, or other related Public Health Field, or a PhD in a related field such as Anthropology, Social Psychology, or Medical Sociology with an MPH). Background on research in one or more of these areas: environmental health, community health, global health, health economics, occupational health, or big data.
The Research Assistant Professor guides freshmen and sophomores in innovative research that advances the field of Public Health. The Research Assistant Professor shapes the research theme. Essentially, this position will entail teaching large numbers of college students (~30 per cohort) how to conduct authentic research and, in doing so, will help students develop the professional skills desired by graduate schools and employers. Within that process and working with a faculty advisory team, the Research Assistant Professor maintains and/or expands his/her research program. The Research Assistant Professor reports to the FRI Director, but also works closely with the faculty team of the Community & Global Public Health research stream. In sum, FRI provides an excellent training program for new PhDs and, thus, is an exceptional postdoctoral transition that positions the Research Assistant Professors for a wider array of future STEM positions (from full range of higher education institutions to STEM education research).
Information about the FRI program and the faculty team for this research stream: http://binghamton.edu/freshman-research-immersion/streams/current-research-streams/index.html
- Oversee the daily research activities of the research stream
- Work with a faculty team to design, post and implement course materials for the research stream (e.g., lab manual, lab protocols, YouTube for procedures, and so forth)
- Coordinate with the faculty team to plan and deliver mini-lectures for the research stream courses
- Oversee the operation of the research stream laboratory (e.g., with undergraduate peer mentors)
- Help FRI students with their projects
- Serve as a mentor to the FRI students
- Facilitate the formative and summative assessments of the research stream and FRI students
- Participate in a weekly FRI training and preparatory session
- Design and implement a summer version of the academic year FRI
- Assist with administrative work of the FRI program (e.g., tracking student progress and completion in the FRI)
- Co-teach the FRI Research Methods Seminar (course delivered in flipped mode) with other FRI staff