“Director for First-year Science Programs at Binghamton University”

“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 assessmen 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. Th 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 o 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.”

“Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, selected reprints and preprints, and statements of research and teaching interests to: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com. The application should indicate how the applicant’s future research programs are consistent with Binghamton University’s mission of achieving excellence of both research and teaching. Please also enter contact information of references to enable three letters of recommendation to be sent to the application website. Review of applications will begin on 1 December 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.”

“Binghamton University is one of the four doctoral granting universities in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.”