Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Outreach Coordinator at University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Position Description: The College of Letters & Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites applications for a Science Outreach coordinator. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong and visible science outreach program that will advance and assist science education throughout the region, engage K-12 students, and attract them to careers in science. Other responsibilities include teaching (up to 33% appointment) in area of expertise. Support in the form of a part-time assistant and student workers will be provided by the college. The candidate will be expected to acquire extramural funding to support the program. The program serves a diverse population of students and embraces the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence that are reflected in UW System’s commitment to diversity and educational opportunity

Qualifications: Advanced degree in an environmental science (M.S. or Ph.D.) required with significant experience in K-12 education/administration or science outreach strongly preferred. The successful candidate must demonstrate the potential to be an enthusiastic and motivated promoter of science and science education and to serve as a liaison between the sciences at UW-Whitewater and local/regional school districts and the public at large.

Salary: Competitive and negotiable.

University and Community: Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is a premier public regional university with an enrollment of approximately 11,400 students in 46 undergraduate majors and 12 master’s degree programs. It offers high-quality career-oriented programs integrated with a model general education curriculum. UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 13,000 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago. Visit our website at

Application: Interested persons should apply electronically to:
c/o Dr. Pete Mesner
Chair, Science Outreach Coordinator Search
207Upham Hall
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI 53190
(262) 472-5139

A complete application packet consists of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, official copies of all transcripts, a brief statement summarizing previous experience in outreach, grant-getting, and program administration all as a single Word or pdf. file and three current letters of recommendation.

Applications received by February 1, 2012 are ensured consideration; the position is considered open until otherwise indicated.