Friday, September 6, 2019

Learning Assistant+ Program Coordinator position at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY

Learning Assistant+ Program Coordinator position at Rochester Institute of Technology

The Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning, & Education (CASTLE) at Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking applicants for a Program Coordinator to begin immediately.  This is a unique opportunity for the applicant to build on existing interest in discipline-based education research (DBER) while developing key skills in program management and grant writing.
CASTLE is an umbrella organization that encompasses a variety of STEM Education initiatives at RIT, including:
• the Science & Mathematics Education Research Collaborative
• the RIT Learning Assistant (LA) program
• IMPRESS: a program devoted to providing explicit instruction in metacognition and its usage within the sciences to first-generation, deaf/hard-of-hearing and other students

Responsibilities include: 
•  Manage all LA (Learning Assistant) program operations, including:
• Teaching the 2-credit pedagogy course “STEM Education Research and Practice” to newly hired learning assistants in Fall and Spring semesters
• Manage student and faculty applications to the LA program and, with assistance from a College faculty committee, match students with faculty mentors
• Work with the CASTLE Director on program reports, grant writing, and fundraising efforts
•  Continue and expand IMPRESS activities, including:
• Teach 1-2 sections of the 3-credit course “Metacognitive Practice in the Sciences” during the Fall semester
• Work with IMPRESS undergraduate representatives to the Access network, an NSF funded consortium of nine institutions with programs dedicated to fostering student agency, equity and social justice
•  Support organization and fundraising/development of related CASTLE activities, e.g.:
• identify and contribute to external grant writing efforts
• collaborate, where appropriate, on scholarly articles, presentations and other dissemination activities
More information is at;  interested parties are welcome to reach out directly to Scott Franklin ( for more information.