Director for Education for COLDEX Science and Technology Center - Oregon State Universitypublished Oct 27, 2021 9:45am
Oct 27, 2021 - Nov 25, 2021
The College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University is seeking an Education Director for the COLDEX NSF Science and Technology Center. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.
This position supports the newly created Center for Oldest Ice Exploration (COLDEX), a Science and Technology Center (STC) funded by the US National Science Foundation and headquartered in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. COLDEX is a multi-institution collaboration to explore Antarctica for the oldest possible polar ice samples and analyze those samples to understand the evolution of Earth's climate system. It will also create and deliver novel educational and professional development programs for teachers, faculty and early career scientists (including undergraduate and graduate students), develop and implement programs to improve equity, inclusion, and diversity in polar science and transfer scientific knowledge to stakeholders and the public.
The Director of Education will provide overall management of COLDEX educational programs including facilitating programs delivered by partner institutions, recruiting students and post docs, managing the COLDEX research experience for undergraduates (REU) program (including tracking student progress, advising students in the REU program, and facilitating successful student-mentor relationships), providing training in research practices and skills, ethical conduct of research, and other academic skills for undergraduates. The Director for Education will also communicate with COLDEX participants and external stakeholders about educational activities, track progress toward COLDEX educational goals, contribute to annual and other progress reports, and participate in organizing and delivering COLDEX meetings and workshops.
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.