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Tennessee STEM Education Center, Associate Director and Research-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty - Research Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Sciences

Job Title

Tennessee STEM Education Center, Associate Director and Research-Track Faculty

Department

Tennessee STEM Education Center

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.

Salary

Salary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Tennessee STEM Education Center (TSEC) at Middle Tennessee State University is seeking an energetic, visionary educator to assist in developing and realizing the Center's mission and vision as the Associate Director and Research-Track faculty at the rank of Associate/Assistant. This is a 12-month position with a start date as early as October 1, 2021. The successful candidate will collaborate with stakeholders at local, regional, and national levels to promote excellence in STEM education. This is a full-time, non-tenurable position. Duties include assisting the Director in the formulation of the Center's long-range and strategic plans; contributing to grant writing, program and project management; scholarly dissemination through refereed conferences and publications; initiating, managing, and providing program oversight for K-16 STEM outreach programs; and serving as a liaison for participating departments within the college and other university outreach support offices as related to STEM programs. The successful candidate will join a growing team of faculty, professional staff, and student researchers in identifying and addressing current issues in STEM education through outreach, service, teaching, and research.

Required Education

Terminal degree in a STEM discipline or a STEM education discipline

Required Related Experience

At least three years of demonstrated success in STEM education outreach development and administration within an educational setting

Other Desirables

Candidates with the following will receive special consideration:
-Experience developing and implementing K-12 STEM outreach programs or curriculum.
-Success in acquiring and administering external funding for programs.’
-STEM education administrative experience in a higher education institution
-Knowledge of various methodologies for evaluating and documenting the results of education programs; familiarity with principles of budgeting, financial management, and cost accounting for federal and non-federal gifts and grants.
-Experience in mentoring graduate students in educational outreach and/or research projects leading to published manuscripts.

Documents Needed to Apply

In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The cover letter must identify and discuss issues in STEM education in the context of co-leading a STEM education center at a regional, comprehensive institute.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help in applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position-specific questions, please contact Greg Rushton at Gregory.Rushton@mtsu.edu.

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at http://www.mtsu.edu/police/docs/2020AnnualSecurityReport.pdf or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email emp@mtsu.edu.

Application Review Date: 08/12/2021

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