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Faculty Specialist

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 122408
Title: Faculty Specialist
Functional Title: Faculty Specialist
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: BSOS-Geography
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The position will involve: coordinating international research collaborations including assisting in the logistical planning of scientific meetings, workshops, meetings and conferences, and overseeing travel arrangements; maintaining the projects’ websites; editing all technical reports and papers; assisting in vital communication between co-researchers, sponsors, and collaborative organizations; assisting the project directors in administering the projects by collecting information on future funding opportunities, formulating and monitoring project budgets, assisting in proposal preparation, monitoring sub award spending and monthly reporting to the sponsor on the current level of spending and projected levels of expenditure for the remainder of the project, as well as various other tasks as required for the smooth functioning of large research projects.

Candidate should be highly organized, detail-oriented and possess demonstrated ability to share knowledge through verbal and written communication skills. The candidate should be a proactive and creative problem solver with the ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks and shifting priorities.

For best consideration, submit letter of application and a resume with the names and telephone numbers of three references by June 23, 2017. Search will continue until suitable candidate is appointed.

Further information on this position and on academic and research programs of the Department may be obtained from the address above and can be found at http://www.geog.umd.edu.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree is required. Appropriate experience working on research projects (2 or more years) is preferred. Prior experience should demonstrate the ability to assist in maintaining relationships with collaborators and to participate as a member of a research team, the use of computer software applications for such tasks as web site maintenance, spreadsheet design and maintenance, and project planning and management.

Preferences:

Applications from women and minorities are particularly sought. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 06/02/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 06/23/2017
Physical Demands

minimal

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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