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Assistant/Associate Director for STEM Initiatives

The Assistant/Associate Director for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Initiatives will support all members of Brown's STEM teaching and learning community by contributing to Sheridan Center programs, services and publications. This position will collaborate with Sheridan staff to:

  • contribute to STEM education initiatives, such as grant-funded innovations in undergraduate education;
  • develop, implement and evaluate programs for instructional improvement and student success, such as orientations, certificate programs, and seminars;
  • design new programs responsive to the needs of STEM education at a major research university;
  • consult with instructors about course and curricular improvement;
  • develop online and print resources to build capacity around evidence-based teaching and learning responsive to a diverse student body.


  • Required: Earned doctorate in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) or STEM education (e.g., engineering education) field


  • Required: Postsecondary teaching experience
  • Required: 1-2 years experience in faculty or graduate student development (3+ for associate position)
  • Required/Preferred: Experience in STEM-focused faculty, graduate student, or postdoctoral scholar development(required for associate position, preferred for assistant position)
  • Preferred: Teaching or educational development experience on working effectively with a diverse student and faculty population
  • Preferred: Experience with educational research, educational measurement, assessment or evaluation in a university or professional setting, with demonstrated facility with both quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Preferred: Experience working in or collaborating with a student success center
  • Preferred: Teaching or educational development experience in digital learning

Job Competencies

  • Consulting with instructors about instructional and curricular issues
  • Designing and leading workshops and programs about evidence-based teaching and learning
  • Facility with work in a collaborative environment, as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to successfully plan and implement programs and events
  • Strong administrative skills and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with administrators, faculty, students, and staff
  • In collaboration with other Sheridan staff, ability to define action-oriented evaluation/assessment plans and enact them through quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • Facility with digital learning tools
  • Conversant with the literature on educational development, STEM education, inclusive teaching and/or digital learning
  • Effective mentorship skills and dispositions
  • Reflective, committed to ongoing professional development, and open to feedback
  • Comfort with organizational change processes

Background check - Criminal & educational

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, sex, sex orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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