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Program/Research Manager, CCAS ADVANCE Initiative

posted Jul 7, 2011, 6:22 AM by PROMISE AGEP

Program/Research Manager, CCAS ADVANCE Initiative

 

The College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado invites nominations and applications for the position of Program/Research Manager, position #E99538.  This is a full-time, 12-month position associated with the CCAS ADVANCE Initiative, an NSF-funded project that aims to support the advancement of women science faculty through professional and leadership development of academic deans and department chairs.  The initiative focuses on a national association of deans, the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (www.ccas.net), through which these development activities are offered.  The successful candidate will be a doctorally-qualified individual with an understanding of STEM gender equity issues.  The full vacancy announcement and application instructions are available at:  http://www.unco.edu/nhs/employment.html.  Screening of applications begins August 10, 2011 and continues until the position is filled.  The University is an AAEO employer.

 

Contact Information/Search Chair

Dean Denise A. Battles, College of Natural and Health Sciences, Campus Box 134, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639, 970-351-2877, denise.battles@unco.edu

 

Background

The Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS, www.ccas.net) is a national higher education organization of baccalaureate degree-granting colleges of arts and sciences. Membership in CCAS totals nearly 500 higher education institutions whose representatives are approximately 1,600 deans, associate deans, and assistant deans. The organization, hosted by the College of William and Mary, includes Research, Master's, and Baccalaureate institutions, with heaviest representation among the Research and Master's institutions. A key component of the CCAS mission is to provide professional and leadership development for arts and sciences deans and department chairs. Through a recently awarded grant from the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program, a program that seeks to increase the representation of women faculty in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, CCAS is partnering with an established leadership development program of documented effectiveness, the University of Washington's ADVANCE-funded Leadership Excellence for Academic Diversity (LEAD), to infuse STEM gender equity content into its existing professional development programs for deans and department chairs. Sought for this four-year (2009-2013) project is a Program/Research Manager who will manage the day-to-day operations of the CCAS ADVANCE Initiative and provide leadership in the integration of gender equity content into CCAS’s professional development programming.

 

Position description

The successful candidate for the position of the CCAS ADVANCE Program/Research Manager will be a doctorally-qualified individual with an understanding of STEM gender equity issues. This individual will serve as a liaison between LEAD and CCAS personnel; assist in the adaptation of LEAD’s best practices into CCAS’s professional development programs; plan, organize, and participate in the CCAS professional development activities impacted by this project; acquire the knowledge and skills to train CCAS workshop leaders in gender equity content; develop and/or augment "instructor's manuals" for CCAS’s workshops for New Deans and Department Chairs; and compile and/or generate gender equity materials and resources for workshop participants. This is a full-time, twelve-month exempt position. The Program/Research Manager will be based in the College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado, reporting to the CCAS ADVANCE Initiative’s Principal Investigator and Dean Denise Battles and the Director of UNC’s Mathematics and Science Teaching Institute, Steven Anderson. Continuation in the position is subject to satisfactory performance as determined by these individuals.
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