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Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence The University of Texas at Arlington Office of the Provost, Division of Faculty Affairs

posted Jun 19, 2014, 7:31 AM by PROMISE AGEP

Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

The University of Texas at Arlington

Office of the Provost, Division of Faculty Affairs


The UT Arlington Division of Faculty Affairs invites nominations and applications for the Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. UT Arlington is listed as the nation’s seventh fastest-growing public research institution by The Chronicle of Higher Education 2013 Almanac and U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth nationally for providing a racially and ethnically diverse campus.


The Director’s responsibilities include developing and implementing faculty development plans in the area of teaching, providing training and support for best teaching and learning practices and ensuring the needs of a diverse student population are met. The Director will conduct needs assessment to determine tools appropriate for faculty peer observations and engage in active learning techniques. In addition, the Director will:

  • Oversee instructional support, university-level orientation programs and workshops for new Graduate Teaching Assistants.
  • Collaborate through regular meetings with the Division of Digital Teaching and Learning to support the growth of online education and classroom technology.
  • Teaches at least one three-credit course per long semester in his or her home discipline.

An earned doctoral (Ph.D.) degree is required. Academic and professional credentials should include an outstanding record of achievement sufficient for appointment as either a senior lecturer or a tenured faculty member.


The ideal candidate would have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a faculty member and a minimum of 3 years in an academic support role or an academic administrative position. Preference will be given to a candidate with a record of teaching effectiveness and experience as documented by formal recognition for excellence in teaching.


Review of applications will begin June 30 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should email 1) Letter of Application that relates your education and experience to the qualifications of the position 2) CV and 3) full contact information for three references.  Submit materials to:


Dr. Maria Martinez-Cosio

Search Committee Chair

Division of Faculty Affairs

The University of Texas at Arlington



University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Experienced Mechanical Engineer, Masters Degree, Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering Technology

posted May 28, 2014, 8:07 AM by PROMISE AGEP

The School of Engineering Technology at the University of Maine seeks an experienced mechanical engineer with a Masters degree as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology primarily focused on teaching undergraduates.  Research is not required; on-campus and off-campus consulting opportunities are available.  We seek to prepare graduates to make a difference in our world through product innovations and applications in thermal systems, mechanical design, and manufacturing processes.  For more information and to apply please visit https://umaine.hiretouch.com/ and select Faculty (Tenure).

PROMISE Postdoc Positions

posted May 14, 2014, 10:59 AM by PROMISE AGEP

PROMISE AGEP: Maryland Transformation (An AGEP-T) is proud to announce the opening round of applications for the University System of Maryland's STEM Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Applications are due on June 6, 2014. The fellowship will begin on September 1, 2014. Please see the description, details, and a downloadable announcement on the PROMISE website: http://promiseagep.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/new-promise-agep-t-postdoctoral-program-university-system-of-maryland/.

New Staff Associate Opening posting

posted May 14, 2014, 10:58 AM by PROMISE AGEP

Chemistry teaching positions at UMaine

posted May 13, 2014, 7:24 AM by PROMISE AGEP

Research assistant UMaine

posted May 13, 2014, 7:22 AM by PROMISE AGEP

Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions and Diversity Recruitment College of Engineering Cornell University

posted May 6, 2014, 11:41 AM by PROMISE AGEP

Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions and Diversity Recruitment

College of Engineering

Cornell University


The Assistant/Associate of Admissions and Diversity Recruitment works closely with the Director, providing counsel and assistance in the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of freshman and transfer students with a leadership role in the recruitment and yield of multicultural students to the College. The Assistant/Associate will manage the review and evaluation processes for freshman applications from a specific region as well as present general information sessions. 


In coordination with the Engineering Admissions staff, the Assistant/Associate develops and implements new and measurable recruitment strategies based on research conducted on targeted populations to enhance the College of Engineering’s capacity to recruit, select, and enroll students from backgrounds underrepresented in Engineering (African American, Latino/a, Native American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Native Alaskan, and First Generation College Students). The Assistant/Associate Director will coordinate a diversity focused communications plan in collaboration with the Director of Admissions and the Diversity Programs in Engineering Office. He or she will also provide leadership and support for on- and off-campus recruitment and outreach programs including overnight visitation programs, admissions workshops, and information sessions.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent and a minimum of 3-4 years of undergraduate admissions experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent communication skills both oral and written, active listening skills, and outstanding customer service skills. Ability to work within a team framework, while taking the initiative to develop, coordinate, and manage specific projects. Experience in developing, implementing, and managing student recruitment programs targeting underrepresented minorities, women, First Generation College Students, and students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds. Knowledge and understanding of undergraduate student outreach, recruitment, and admissions issues germane to diverse high school and transfer student populations. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Applications may be submitted via the Cornell Human Resources web site: https://www.hr.cornell.edu/jobs/positions.html


posted May 5, 2014, 11:08 AM by PROMISE AGEP

I am seeking a post-doc  to work on a recently awarded grant "Phenotyping Resilience in Rodents: Targeting key neurobiological responses in Depression.” Ideally, I am interested in beginning the project in mid-June (very soon!) The grant will investigate the effects of both predisposed coping strategies and contingency training on emotional resilience in male and female rats--asssessed by behavioral persistence, neuroplasticity, relevant neuroendocrinological measures and activation of brain areas involved with adaptive decision-making in the face of uncertainty (e.g., prediction errors). I am interested in an individual who has experience with rodent models and traditional histology (e.g., immunocytochemistry) as well as an infectious intellectual curiosity for behavioral neuroscience. This two-year position is especially appropriate for individuals interested in incorporating undergraduate students into his/her future research program (there will be an opportunity to teach at least one course per year). Randolph-Macon College is a small Liberal Arts College in Ashland VA, 90 miles south of Washington DC and 15 miles north of Richmond VA. Visit kellylambertlab.com to learn more about our diverse research programs. If interested, please send a letter of application and a CV as soon as possible to Kelly Lambert: klambert@rmc.edu with R-MC POSTDOC in the subject line.


posted Apr 29, 2014, 8:15 AM by PROMISE AGEP

To All GMiS Students, K-12 Educators, University Faculty, STEM Professionals and Supporters: 


 The clock is winding down on the last couple of days for students to successfully complete their application to the

DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Great Minds in STEM offers merit-based scholarships to qualified graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students, who are pursuing or intend to pursue college degrees in science, technology, engineering or math, at any accredited 2-year or 4-year college/university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Students must have an overall minimum 3.0 GPA.  Students must be of Hispanic-descent and/or demonstrate extensive leadership and service within the Hispanic community.  Citizenship requirements vary. Scholarship awards range from $500 - $10,000.
Only one complete application is needed for the many scholarships that are available through this program.  Scholarships include corporate/government-sponsored scholarships from Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, NASA, Rockwell Collins, and Southern California Edison to name a few.  Another scholarship, from NAVSEA, offers a $10,000 U.S. Navy STEM Scholarship for qualified incoming freshmen at a Hispanic-Serving Institution.  Yet, another scholarship is the GMiS Undergraduate Student Leadership Award and the Graduate Student Leadership Award, presented to the top applicants, respectively, who demonstrate academic excellence, teaching/research, leadership and community service. Many, many other types of scholarships are available through the program. 

In 2013, more than $256,000 was awarded in scholarships

Scholarship recipients will also be awarded travel and lodging to attend the 2014 HENAAC Conference, from October 2 – 4, 2014, in New Orleans, where they will be recognized and awarded their scholarship and have the opportunity to attend the Career Fair and network with thousands of college students and STEM professionals from industry and government.   

Stanford postdoctoral opportunity- genetics of deafness

posted Apr 16, 2014, 7:58 AM by PROMISE AGEP

 Postdoctoral Opportunity at Stanford University


An exciting postdoctoral training opportunity is available to candidates who are interested in the genetics of deafness at the molecular, cellular and physiological levels. The selected candidate will study the mechanisms involved in synapse functional maturation during cochlear development.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in genetics, developmental biology, physiology, neurobiology or a related bioscience discipline.  Applicants within 6 months of completing the PhD degree will be considered. Full announcement is attached.

Interested candidates should send a CV, names of references, and a one-page statement of research interests to: Dr. Mirna Mustapha, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine. Email:  mirnam@stanford.edu

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