[ES_JOBS_NET] Faculty Associate for Research Mentor and Mentee Training UW Madison Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Tue Dec 9 10:17:14 MST 2014

Faculty Associate for Research Mentor and Mentee Training
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Ph.D. in science or science education or related field required.
PVL 81277

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
-- Must have a minimum of two years full-time equivalent of relevant job
experience in an academic environment and experience in a science research
setting. Evidence of primary responsibility for an undergraduate course is
highly desirable.
-- Expertise in one or more of the following program areas is preferred:
student research experiences, teaching/learning initiatives, mentor
training, program development, or educational opportunities for
minority/underrepresented groups.
-- Must understand the current issues affecting undergraduate science
education reform, be familiar with the diverse research areas comprising
the biological sciences, and be sensitive to the educational needs of a
changing population.
-- Must show evidence of leadership ability, strong interpersonal skills,
excellent oral and written communication skills, supervisory and fiscal
experience, and ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with
a team.
-- Successful grant writing experience is highly desirable.
-- Must understand and be sensitive to the value of and dynamics of
research, teaching, and service in a university setting.
-- Must have experience in collaborating effectively with different
segments of the university community and must possess the personal and
professional qualifications to inspire the respect and trust of faculty and
-- Must have the ability to be creative and innovative, problem-solve,
multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
Principal duties:
The mission of WISCIENCE, the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and
Community Engagement, is to improve science education and outreach. The
Faculty Associate for Research Mentor and Mentee Training will work with
other WISCIENCE staff, faculty and staff across campus, and act as
UW-Madison's liaison to the recently created National Research Mentoring
Network to develop and direct programming related to undergraduate research
experiences in science, with emphasis on serving underrepresented groups.
Programs include but are not limited to mentor training, mentee training,
and summer research experiences.

Specific responsibilities are as follows:

Classroom instruction of courses for undergraduate research mentors and
mentees (40%):
-- Instruction of Entering Research (Biology 260 & Biology 261) and
Entering Mentoring (Biology 660) either directly or indirectly by training
others who are teaching.
-- Recruit and train faculty and instructional staff to use the Entering
Research and Entering Mentoring curricula.
-- Manage course evaluation procedures and compile summary reports.
-- Ensure maintenance of participant data. Develop reports on student
demographics and other statistics.

Direct the Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (40%)
-- Primary responsibility for acquiring extramural funding for the program
and serving as Principal Investigator on grants, including budget
administration, personnel supervision and annual and final report
-- Direct annual program planning, including developing and maintaining
cross-campus partnerships.
-- Develop and improve educational activities to enhance student success
during undergraduate research experiences.
-- Manage all program budgets and oversee fiscal transactions.
-- Supervise staff program coordinators responsible for program logistics.
-- Oversee identification and recruitment of student participants.
-- Recruit research mentors from across campus.
-- Manage program evaluation procedures and compile summary reports. Ensure
maintenance of program participant data. Develop reports on student
demographics and other statistics.
-- Oversee development of marketing materials, in collaboration with
communications staff.

Miscellaneous (15%)
-- Coordinate mentor/mentee training efforts at UW Madison with the
National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)
-- Develop and sustain additional collaborations with other relevant
programs and act as liaison with these programs. Serve on relevant campus
-- Manage the research peer mentoring program and coordinate informational
sessions about getting involved in research at the BioCommons and across
-- In collaboration with other WISCIENCE staff and campus partners, develop
and direct additional programming, curricula, and other materials to
promote and support undergraduate research experiences, with emphasis on
serving underrepresented groups.
-- Primary responsibility for acquiring extramural funding for future
WISCIENCE program directions in undergraduate research and mentor/mentee
-- Participate in national dialogues around undergraduate research, mentor
& mentee training, undergraduate science education, and educational
experiences for underrepresented groups
-- Be an active member of the WISCIENCE Higher Education Team, including
coordination of efforts and participation in strategic planning.

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

*A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.A period of
evaluation will be required**************************

 Employee Class:
 Academic Staff
Department(s):WISCIENCE 2Full Time Salary Rate:*Minimum* $60,000 ANNUAL (12
Depending on QualificationsTerm:This is a renewable appointment.Appointment
percent:100%Anticipated begin date:JANUARY 15, 2015Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: DECEMBER 16, 2014

Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send
resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #81277 to:
Amy BethelPhone: 608-890-4300445 Henry MallFax: N/A118b Henry Mall 445
Email: abethel at wisc.eduMadison, WI 53706-1577
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:
800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE
<http://www.wisconsinrelay.com/> for further information. )

*NOTE:* Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of
applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed
confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the
names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.

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order for us to meet this federal reporting requirement, please go to
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Self-Identification Form for Protected Veterans. *Please reference the
Position Vacancy Number when uploading your completed forms.* Completing
these forms is voluntary and your responses will be kept confidential and
is not considered as part of the hiring criteria.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified
individuals to apply.

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