Professor/Director, Institute for STEM Education

Location
Potsdam, NY
Posted
Sep 23, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Job TitleProfessor/Director, Institute for STEM EducationPosting NumberFac 2014000737FLSAExemptLevelFull-time/ Part-timeFull-timeIs this a temporary Position?NoJob Description Summary

[INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY]

The Director will maintain a vigorous, creative, externally funded research program as well as providing leadership to the STEM Ed community as a whole. The director’s continued teaching load in their tenure home unit may be reduced through return of adjunct funding to the unit with the approval of the home unit chair and will, if no longer serving as Director, return to the faculty of the tenure home unit.
The Director will be responsible for the overall management of the Institute including personnel and budgets. Currently the responsibilities include oversight of the Education Department at CRC, outreach activities in the Beacon area with expansion into New York City, and coordination and oversight of outreach activities in Potsdam and the north country.

•The Director will maintain a vigorous, creative, externally funded research program as well as providing leadership to the STEM Ed community as a whole. The director’s continued teaching load in their tenure home unit may be reduced through return of adjunct funding to the unit with the approval of the home unit chair. The director will be detailed from the tenure home unit to the role of Director and will, if no longer serving as Director, return to the faculty of the tenure home unit.
•The Director will be responsible for the overall management of the Institute including personnel and budgets. Currently the responsibilities include oversight of the Education Department at CRC, outreach activities in the Beacon area with expansion into New York City, and coordination and oversight of outreach activities in Potsdam and the north country.
•The Director of the Institute for STEM Education is a critical role at Clarkson providing the bridge across disciplines to support teaching excellence in university and K-12 settings. Current outreach programs in the North Country that report through STEM Ed include Extended Day programs, Horizons and First Robotics. The Director’s role in these is supervisory and advisory. Retaining (or if needed, appointing) appropriate leadership for those programs is the responsibility of the Director. There is also close cooperation between STEM Ed and other externally funded programs such as IMPETUS, the NSF Noyce scholars program and others. These programs often form valuable bridges between the different locations and academic departments. Developing and strengthening links with other units on the Potsdam campus is another important task. In many of these the director will be a coordinator of the team effort rather than assuming a direct day-to-day role.
•The next Director is expected to collaboratively establish a strategic plan for the advancement of the institute’s core programming and its growth in alignment with the University’s strategic plan.
•The Director also serves on University committees, especially the Provost’s Council. The PC is a good venue for strengthening awareness and involvement in STEM Ed activities, especially such programs as the TA “boot camp” which is operated through STEM Ed for the University as a whole.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Minimal Qualifications:
•PhD in STEM discipline

Experience:
Minimal Experience:
•Tenured Full-Professor rank at Clarkson
•Strong record of both fundamental research in their discipline
•History in the field of STEM Education

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience:
•At least one or a combination of the scholarship of teaching and learning, leadership in faculty development and teacher professional development and educational outreach programs.

Essential Skills:
•Possess integrity and is self-motivated
•Excellent organizational and leadership ability – with strong ability to prioritize re-prioritize and meet crucial demands
•Ability to analyze complex business processes; must have extensive knowledge of university policies and procedures/protocols
•Ability to work independently and on a team
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Effective decision-making skills, ability to think quickly and intelligently in difficult situations
•Above average computer software skills (word, power point, excel)
•Embraces on-line electronic business practices
•Have a high level of knowledge of process improvement methodology
•A team player, and can build bridges with internal and external partners

Physical Demands

Ability to complete essential classroom functions. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Open Date09/21/2020Close Date11/30/2020Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions for this Posting

An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson University actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

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