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Assistant Professor of Practice, IMSD

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona

Posting Number: req9840

Department: Graduate College Admin

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Graduate College is seeking to fill the position of an Assistant Professor of Practice (Career Track) with a specialization in Graduate Student Recruitment, Retention and Success. Reporting to the Graduate College Faculty Director for Diversity and Inclusion, the successful candidate for this position will direct the Initiative to Maximize Student Development Program and develop a vision, strategy, and plan for the recruitment and retention of graduate students, including students from diverse backgrounds. As IMSD Director, they will mentor PhD students in the biomedical sciences, teach the first-year success course, organize yearly student progress meetings, evaluate program outcomes, and contribute to educational research. The position is a fiscal year, career-track faculty appointment with opportunity for promotion and professional development.

The successful candidate will have a position that includes program development and administration, one-on-one student mentoring, and teaching small groups and credit classes that promote the successful completion of doctoral students.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Teach for-credit classes in doctoral professional development, with topics including responsible conduct of research, career exploration, use of individual development programs, science communication (written and oral), training in teaching.
  • Develop and manage department-specific requests and work closely with other institutions, particularly Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Tribal Colleges to identify recruits, support admissions processes, and help students matriculate into PhD programs.
  • Support graduate students with disabilities in utilizing campus resources and navigating their graduate programs.
  • Organize social events to help build community with students.
  • Attend national meetings to recruit students and publicize IMSD and UA doctoral programs.
  • Advise UA doctoral programs on holistic admissions practices.
  • Facilitate student peer mentoring sessions and conduct mentor training for graduate students to mentor graduate students or undergraduates.
  • Gather participant data, conduct needs assessments, analyze program effectiveness, and create reports to guide programming, inform stakeholders, and support grant submissions.
  • Develop digital resources and effective strategies for communicating across all constituencies.
  • Establish, strengthen, and maintain relationships between the IMSD program, the institution, and IMSD alumni.
  • Seek out new resources, training opportunities, and best practices in retention for graduate student success.
  • Be part the Graduate Diversity and Inclusion team to promote and participate in various recruitment and retention programs.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Utilize strengths-based approaches with students
  • Ability to interact with students from a variety of socioeconomic and/or ethnic backgrounds
  • Knowledge of and respect for issues surrounding student confidentiality
  • Commitment to working explicitly with graduate students

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in any discipline
  • Experience in advising and mentoring graduate students
  • Experience working with diverse student populations, including under-represented students
  • 2 years collaborative program management experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Biomedical Sciences
  • Demonstrated teaching and curriculum design experience in higher education

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Information

Career-Track (CT)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $70,000

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Frans Tax

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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