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INTERNAL UCSC RECRUITMENT: Undergraduate Education (COSMOS) Faculty Director (Initial Review 10/6/16) 9/13/2016

University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA

University of California - Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz, CA
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Job #JPF00386

* Undergraduate Education - Undergraduate Education


Open date: September 12th, 2016
Last review date: October 13th, 2016
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. Final date: June 30th, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The California State Summer School for the Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Faculty Director, under the direction of Executive Director of the Educational Partnership Position.

COSMOS is a four week summer residential program for high school scholars with demonstrated interest and achievement in mathematics and science offered at four UC campuses. Students work side-by-side with outstanding university researchers and faculty, exploring advanced topics that extend beyond the typical high school curriculum. COSMOS courses are hands-on and lab-intensive, emphasizing current research underway at UC campuses.

The Faculty Director has oversight of the academic aspect of the COSMOS program, including purview of innovation and leadership, developing new clusters, evaluation and improvement of existing clusters, assisting with fundraising opportunities, and collaboration between COSMOS and campus faculty and other potential STEM collaborators. Using their knowledge on STEM research and innovation at UCSC, they will draw upon their faculty connection to be able to develop new and dynamic clusters that will draw students from around the state and will set our campus program apart statewide.

REPORTING STRUCTURE: The COSMOS Faculty Director is the academic head of COSMOS and reports directly to the Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must be a member of the UCSC Academic Senate and have a record of leadership experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience teaching a COSMOS Cluster. Tenured member of the academic senate with an exceptional record of scholarship and service related to STEM K-16 programs. Experience in high school summer science programs and residential programs.

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediate opening

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: November 1, 2016 August 31, 2017. Compensation is based on the underlying faculty appointment, plus a stipend in the amount of $5,000 (fiscal year basis). In addition, the Faculty Director will be provided with 1/9th summer salary and normally receive one course release per year.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application addressing how you meet the qualifications and a curriculum vitae. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC s confidentiality statement at

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 6, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2017.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.
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