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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 117986
Title: Faculty Assistant
Functional Title: Faculty Assistant
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: SPHL-Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
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 Maryland Institute of Applied Environmental Health of the SPH was recently awarded a Cooperative Agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) ( of the US Department of Defense to persons who are contagious (not merely infected) and identify early biomarkers of contagiousness in persons with viral respiratory infections such as human influenza. The project, which examines the process of transmission of acute respiratory infections on approximately 350 freshmen enrolled in the College Park Scholars (CPS) program over the 17-18 academic year, is supported by a large number of undergraduate research assistants. The Coordinator will play a key role in supporting the PI in developing curricula for and organizing the undergraduate research assistant teams. The coordinator will report to the PI of the Prometheus@UMD project but also be responsible for coordination directly with the senior management of UMD College Park Scholars, including managing direct communications with them and responding directly to their guidance and recommendations on academic and student affairs matters related to CPS academic programming.


1. Coordinate the administrative portions of undergraduate academic requirements (practica, capstones, internships) and facilitate connections between undergraduates and Prometheus@UMD faculty mentors.

2. Administer the undergraduate research assistant training course (MIEH 309) and lead occasional discussions.

3. Supervise, and assist scheduling and tasking for the undergraduate research assistants, in coordination with the laboratory staff heads, the clinic staff head, and the marketing/recruiting staff leader.

4. Act as liaison to College Park Scholars administrators and program directors.

5. Act as liaison to Department of Residential Life, Department of Residential Facilities, and other undergraduate administrative entities interacting with the Prometheus@UMD.

6. Plan and execute undergraduate recruiting and teambuilding events.

This is a 1 year contract position with a possibility of renewal based on available funding.

Minimum Qualifications:

The coordinator will hold a minimum of a Master’s degree from a recognized university and have experience in either 1) post-baccalaureate biomedical sciences research combined with large-team leadership experience in professional education and training or college/university-level teaching or academic coordination or 2) large-team leadership experience in professional education and training at college/university-level teaching or academic coordination combined with post-baccalaureate research experience in biomedical sciences.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 06/27/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 07/14/2017
Physical Demands

Office Environment. Must have visual acuity and be able to read computer monitors; able to hear and talk to communicate; able to sit at a desk for extended periods; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 lbs, and able to operate manual and automated office equipment.

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
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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