Faculty Specialist

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123606
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:

This position provides support to the Center for Geospatial Information Science and the new Center for Remote Sensing Excellence within the Geographical Sciences Department.

This position will provide support to the Center Directors and for key center projects including the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI). This position will involve coordinating international research collaborations and assisting in the logistical planning of scientific meetings, workshops, meetings and conferences, including preparing for the international ForestSAT conference that will be held on campus in Fall 2018. Responsibilities include: overseeing travel arrangements; coordinating the development of promotional materials; providing vital communication between co-researchers, sponsors, and collaborative organizations; drafting correspondence and meeting minutes; assisting in web site content management, assisting in grant management including proposal preparation, monitoring sub award spending and monthly reporting 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 and centers.

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.

To Apply: For best consideration, submit letter of application and a resume with the names and telephone numbers of three references by January 8, 2018. Search will continue until suitable candidate is appointed. Applications from women and minorities are particularly sought. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

Further information on academic and research programs of the Department 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 large team. Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Documents, Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets, and Adobe Acrobat PDF is preferred. The use of computer software applications for such tasks as web site maintenance, spreadsheet design and maintenance, and project planning and management is desired.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 12/14/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 01/08/2018
Physical Demands


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.

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  2. Resume
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