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Managing Director, Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER)
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Job Description Summary
Under limited supervision from two Faculty Directors, the Managing Director of the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER) enjoys broad responsibility for the administration of all aspects of this joint program between the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS).
The focus of this highly competitive program is to prepare students to be leaders in the development of efficient methods of production, conversion, and use of energy. VIPER students begin with a common educational experience in their firstÂ year that includes a dedicatedÂ first-yearÂ seminar and an âœon-rampâ to research that equips students to engage in research and create new knowledge.Â Students become involved in energy-related research through paid summer research experiences and a senior capstone experience.
Specific responsibilities of the Managing Director include the following:
Providing academic advising to students (~20 per class) and help them with course planning to meet the requirements of both of their degrees
Develop and match students with research opportunities that are a core component of the program
Manage events such as guest lectures, seminars, and annual student poster session.
Work with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in the recruitment and admission of prospective students
Oversee the creation and maintenance of program publications and website.
Assist business office in onboarding students into payroll and monitor studentsâ™ hours during their summer research experiences
Work with EHRS to ensure students receive necessary lab safety training
Assist with maintenance and development of content for VIPR 120/121 and assessment of student work in these courses
Evaluate student work and research summaries for assignment of VIPR 399 credits.
Conduct some purchasing; work with business office and/or Concur system for other purchasing and reimbursement requests.
The Managing Director reports to two Faculty Co-Directors (one each from SAS and SEAS).
Masterâ™s degree required; Ph.D. preferred. Advanced study in science or engineering is preferred. Three to five years relevant experience in academia/scientific setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required.Â Excellent program management skills and experience required.Â Ability to manage research experiences of undergraduate students. Superior interpersonal, written and oral communication skills essential. Ability to interact with students, prospective students, faculty, senior academic officers, and the science and engineering communities. Experience in advising students in science and/or engineering, budgeting experience, understanding of the concepts and principles of higher education, and the nature of science, engineering and technology fields are highly desirable.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences
$59,703.00 - $113,435.00
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Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00012030
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