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Executive Director for the Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Sciences

The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

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The Executive Director is the key management leader for the Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science (TIDES), the undergraduate teaching innovation initiative in the College of Natural Sciences (CNS), and serves as a member of the College’s Leadership Team. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan for the organization. The Executive Director is also responsible for ensuring College and TIDES values are incorporated into all aspects of the organization, especially diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Oversee TIDES Engage, Instruct, and Evaluate units. Direct efforts around enhancing experiential education and research through the College, including high-level management of the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI). Guide efforts around 21st Century Education efforts including curriculum redesign and teaching professional development and evaluation for faculty. Oversee work on program effectiveness, including impact on student progress and success, as well as providing grant evaluation support for CNS faculty and students.

Administer TIDES, including setting budget and budget priorities. Hire, supervise, develop, and evaluate TIDES staff and faculty. Serve as TIDES’ primary spokesperson with constituents; establish and maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders across campus and at a national level.

Actively seek extramural funding to support TIDES programming and partner with the CNS Development office to promote and fundraise for TIDES programming. Implement strategies for enhancing undergraduate education that are aligned with College and university-level goals. Identify possibilities and guide CNS in new efforts of educational innovation.


What starts here changes the world

Like the state it calls home, The University of Texas at Austin is a bold, ambitious leader. UT Austin is the flagship school of the University of Texas System, which includes eight academic universities and six health institutions statewide. Ranked among the biggest and best reseaUT Austin main campusrch universities in the country, UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. Together we are working to change the world through groundbreaking research and cutting-edge teaching and learning techniques. Here, tradition and innovation blend seamlessly to provide students with a robust collegiate experience.

Amid the backdrop of Austin, Texas, a city recognized for its creative and entrepreneurial spirit, the university provides a place to explore countless opportunities for tomorrow’s artists, scientists, athletes, doctors, entrepreneurs, and engineers.


Diversity is an indispensable part of excellence. UT Austin has defended this principle all the way to the Supreme Court, and American higher education has benefitted.

UT Austin embraces diversity, striving to create an inclusive community that fosters an open and supportive learning, teaching, and working environment. The university’s strength draws from a wide range of perspectives and experiences. UT Austin shares a commitment to free speech and expression, coupled with equal treatment of all members of the campus community.

The university’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) offers more than 40 programs and initiatives that support this vision. Additionally, in the spring of 2017, the University Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (UDIAP) was created to serve as a blueprint for future diversity and inclusion efforts.


UT Austin provides access to top research, both inside and outside the university, so you can perform at the highest level. Students and faculty are encouraged to explore and discover across disciplinary boundaries. UT Austin researchers work to fight and treat diseases, devise solutions to global problems, address critically important social issues, and improve the human condition in myriad ways. The university's world-class resources include extensive grant and funding opportunities; broad support networks dedicated to turning ideas into products and companies; and state-of-the-art labs, studios, and facilities.

UT Austin is proud to support its inspiring community of researchers — and is dedicated to sharing their work with the world.

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