[unav_all] New Education position at UNAVCO

Susan Eriksson eriksson at unavco.org
Tue Oct 13 16:11:36 MDT 2009

Dear UNAVCO Community,

     We are very fortunate to have been funded by NSF for the next 5 years
of the internship program:  Research Experiences in Solid Earth Science for
Students (RESESS) and to have some new funds to help us achieve UNAVCO's
strategic goal of developing a more coherent geodesy curriculum.  Please
read this announcement and pass it along to anyone you know that might be


Thank you,

Susan Eriksson


Senior Education Specialist


UNAVCO, a Boulder based company, is seeking a Senior Education Specialist
whose portfolio covers assisting in the development and implementation of 1)
RESESS, a summer internship program and 2) leading the UNAVCO community in
development of undergraduate curricular materials.  RESESS (Research
Experiences in Solid Earth Sciences) has been funded for the next five years
to build upon the past 5-year pilot project to broaden participation in
geology and geophysics.  The new Senior Education Specialist will be the
RESESS Associate Director and will be responsible for implementation of the
project as well as serving on the RESESS management team.  The UNAVCO
Strategic Plan 2009-2013 calls for development of a coherent geodesy
curriculum.    Responsibilities also include developing an involved
professoriate to interact with Education and Outreach staff and other
geosciences education organizations (e.g. NAGT Cutting Edge) to write, test,
and implement undergraduate materials highlighting 21st Century Geodesy
science and applications to human interactions with our planet.  


The successful candidate must have experience in college-level teaching, PhD
level knowledge of solid earth geosciences, and experience and success in
working toward broadening diversity in the geosciences or elsewhere. As a
member of UNAVCO's Education and Outreach program, the individual must be
able to successfully interact with many types of people and have high level
organizational and project management skills.  This person will report to
the Director of UNAVCO Education and Outreach.  


This position may be filled as a full time position or two half-time
positions, depending on the pool of candidates.  Faculty interested in
leading the college level curriculum development for a sabbatical period may
apply.  We will start reviewing applications November 1.  For more
information, please contact Susan Eriksson eriksson at unavco.org. 




UNAVCO (www.unavco.org) is a non-profit membership-governed consortium
funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). UNAVCO's mission is to support
and promote high-precision measurement techniques for the advancement of
Earth Sciences.  Member organizations are primarily research universities
who study deformation of the Earth's crust, addressing mechanisms for large
and small scale tectonic features and processes, such as earthquakes,
volcanoes, plate motion, faulting and folding, and mountain building.


UNAVCO offers a very competitive set of benefits including medical,
dental/vision insurance, STD, LTD, Life insurance, and TIAA-CREF.  Salary
will be commensurate with responsibilities and experience.  UNAVCO is an
equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering diversity in the


UNAVCO is an AA/EEO Employer




Director, UNAVCO Education and Outreach

6350 Nautilus Drive

Boulder, Colorado 80304


303-381-7466 office

303-381-7501 fax


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