Director, Undergraduate Fellowship & Research

Lewisburg, Union County
May 05, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising

Bucknell University seeks a part-time Director of Undergraduate Fellowship & Research.

The Director has administrative responsibility for Bucknell's Office of Undergraduate Fellowships and Research which will be established to advise and prepare students to compete for national fellowships and awards (e.g., Marshall, Fulbright, Truman, Goldwater, Rhodes), and to advance and advocate for Bucknell's full range of undergraduate research experiences and opportunities, including the Program for Undergraduate Research (PUR).

Duties and Responsibilities

The director will create and lead a program designed to provide a comprehensive range of assistance to Bucknell undergraduates seeking to compete for national fellowships and awards by providing:

- outreach to Bucknell faculty relating to the current range of fellowship opportunities and their characteristics; recruitment of and support for faculty program advocates

- identification of and outreach to those cohorts of students (e.g., Presidential Fellows, PUR Fellows) most likely to be successful applicants for fellowships

- counseling for students on available opportunities and aligning individual student strengths and interests with appropriate programs

- advising on pre-application readiness, including the development of co-curricular experiences in research, leadership, and civic engagement 

- guidance and assistance on individual fellowship and award application processes

- assistance in crafting personal statements and project proposals

- interview preparation

- referrals to relevant external resources and information

- access to available past fellowship holders and alumni fellowship/award resources

- post-award project implementation assistance and counseling

- a central clearinghouse function for all of Bucknell's programs and services relating to undergraduate research, including PUR, REU, McKenna, Accenture, and other individually funded programs, fellowships, and awards

We seek a candidate whose experience and expertise will contribute to Bucknell's commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold an advanced degree (Master's degree required) in a field relevant to Bucknell's curriculum; be able to demonstrate:

1) significant experience as a productive scholar/researcher;

2) significant experience advising or teaching students within a higher education environment in ways that relate to undergraduate research and scholarly activities,

3) evidence of successful grant or fellowship acquisition in areas relevant to the position.

In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills?both written and spoken, and the ability to serve as an effective program advocate with the full range of internal and external university constituencies.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D preferred

Special Instructions:

Bucknell University, an equal opportunity employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who will be committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.