Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Research Coordinator at University of Maine

Research and Evaluation Coordinator for the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership
Maine Center for Research in STEM Education
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine†

The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE) at the University of Maine invites applications for the position of Research and Evaluation Coordinator for the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership, an innovative, multi-million dollar, research and development effort funded by the National Science Foundation for five years.† The Maine Physical Sciences Partnership (MainePSP) brings together University of Maine faculty, staff and students, 20 Maine school district and growing, and Maine non-profits involved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education to target the improvement of teaching and learning of physical sciences in grades 6-9 and the recruitment, preparation and retention of science and mathematics teachers.† More information about the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership can be found at www.umaine.edu/mainepsp/.

Responsibilities of the Research and Evaluation Coordinator include coordinating the education research for the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership (MainePSP) in K-12 classrooms and at the University level.† The Research and Evaluation Coordinator will also coordinate internal evaluative research and manage evaluative data collection.† Supervision of student workers and management of timelines and schedules are also part of the Research Coordinatorís responsibilities.

The successful applicant must hold a BS or BA in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or in STEM education, or equivalent and have experience conducting discipline-based education research.† Preference will be given to applicants with a strong research record, including publications, experience in coordinating a research group, and a Masterís or PhD degree in STEM Education or equivalent. The successful applicant must possess exceptionally strong organizational abilities and written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.†

This full-time professional position is contingent on continued funding and successful job performance.† This job is performed primarily in an office setting. Expectations are for a normal 40-hour work week, although the employee will be ìon callî during MainePSP events. †He/she will have others with whom to share unexpected responsibilities, including MainePSP faculty, other staff members, and students.† The job responsibilities are fairly predictable, although there might be some unexpected situations or deadlines that occasionally require working outside of the normal workday.† A link to the full job description can be found at http://umaine.edu/center/positions/professional-positions/.

To apply, please submit electronically a letter of application and resume of educational background and professional experience, including the names and contact information of three references, to PSPrc.Search@umit.maine.edu.† Questions about this position should be directed to erika.allison@maine.edu.† Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable pool of applicants is found.† Appropriate background checks will be required.
Salary Range: $40,000 ñ $45,000†
The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer