The Graduate School
The Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs leads and directs the Graduate Student Development unit within the Graduate School at UMBC. The programming will include training and community building for UMBC’s graduate students in areas of academic achievement, thesis and dissertation completion, career development, psychological well-being, financial literacy, Professors-in-Training and similar topics. The incumbent will serve as the primary point of contact for UMBC’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Responsibilities include leading and directing professional development programming for postdocs at UMBC and working with relevant offices on campus to develop campus policies and practices that support professional development and success of postdocs. The incumbent will serve as the Director of the AGEP PROMISE Academy Alliance funded through the National Science Foundation's Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP). The AGEP PROMISE Academy is an alliance of 5 universities within the University System of Maryland (USM) to increase faculty diversity in the biomedical sciences through conversion of postdocs and pre-professoriate fellows to tenure-track faculty positions within the USM. This includes working with and coordinating activities with partner institutions across the USM, overseeing the internal and external evaluation teams, and completing required project reporting, budget management and dissemination of results. The incumbent will connect with programs and offices such as the LSAMP (including Bridge to the Doctorate), Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows, the Faculty Development Center, the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, the Vice President for Research, UMBC’s colleges, the Career Center, Student Affairs, and the Graduate Student Association to facilitate programming in the interest of the graduate students and postdocs. The incumbent will supervise the Director of the UMBC Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), coordinate workshops for graduate students and postdocs with the CIRTL director and Faculty Development Center, and participate in CIRTL regional and national activities.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree required and five years of experience leading higher education programming, including advising and mentoring students and three years of experience with federal agency interaction related to STEM education, including managing grant-funded programming.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration submit application materials by July 2, 2019 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Benefits: UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
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