[unav_all] Geoscience Education Specialist/U.S. Diversity Program Coordinator for AfricaArray

Andy Nyblade aan2 at psu.edu
Wed Nov 11 08:50:21 MST 2009


AfricaArray (www.africaarray.org) is a multifaceted initiative to  
support research and education in the geosciences in Africa and the  
U.S., with a strong emphasis on enhancing diversity in the  
geosciences.  This position will be administered through the  
Department of Physics and the NOAA Interdisciplinary Scientific  
Environmental Technology Cooperative Science Center (ISETCSC) at  
North Carolina A&T State University (Greensboro, NC).  The successful  
candidate will be responsible for coordinating program activities  
between existing partner institutions (Penn State University, Fort  
Valley State University, University of Texas El Paso, and California  
State University Northridge), as well as for expanding the program to  
include new partner institutions.  The successful candidate will  
report to Prof. Solomon Bililign (NOAA ISET Center, NC A&T  
University) and Prof. Andrew Nyblade (Penn State University).  The  
appointment will be initially for two years, with the possibility for  

  Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
-  Coordinate program activities between all partner institutions
-  Teach one or two geoscience courses each year at NC A&T University
-  Develop an outreach program with the school systems in North  
Carolina to create a pipeline of underrepresented minority students
-  Expand the AfricaArray summer workshop for teachers and implement  
summer camps for K-12 students

M.S. or Ph.D. in geoscience or a closely related field with K-12  
educational experience and a strong desire to teach and work with  
high school students and undergraduates. Strong communication skills  
are required.

Application Procedure:
Interested applicants must submit a) an administrative and faculty  
employment application (http://facultypages.ncat.edu/hr/Documents/ 
Admin-Faculty Employment Packet.doc), b) a letter of interest, c)  
current Vitae, d) a statement of teaching philosophy and research  
interests, e) three letters of reference, and f) copies of all  
undergraduate and graduate transcripts to:  Dr. Dr. Solomon Bililign,  
Director NOAA Interdisciplinary Scientific Environmental Technology  
(ISET) Cooperative Science Center, Gibbs 302, North Carolina A&T  
State University Greensboro, NC 27411, E-mail: bililign at ncat.edu

Salary: Negotiable, Min: $40,000/year

Deadline for accepting applications:  DEC. 15 or until the position  
is filled

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