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A position as an Academic Coordinator is available in the Earth Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The position is in support of a multi-UC campus center (5 southern CA campuses) that evaluates, using field and lab approaches across multiple disciplines (engineering, natural science, social science), the use, understanding, and performance of natural treatment systems for stormwater management, using UC campuses as model systems. The incumbent reports to the PI but assists broadly across the center. Duties include: assisting with internal center personnel information management including roster development and establishing and using a contact database; website re-development and social media discovery / migration including from one institution to the current home, and upkeep for project information and performance dissemination; project reporting including development of the annual report for the funding agency; organizing, coordinating, and managing internal and external communications and activities for regular center meetings that occur by web interface, site visits to the participating campuses, and all-center retreats and symposia for all-group scientific exchange; assisting as the liaison for center members for administrative support including travel reimbursements and shared equipment management; assisting with deploying a survey instrument initiated within the center and facilitating to completion as a center deliverable; assisting the PI and scientific staff with performing ongoing research to evaluate design criteria of biofilters that attend to stormwater treatment; assisting the PI and center members in the development and production of presentation materials in support of representing center output; assisting in communications with campus stormwater management personnel to engage around cooperative efforts between the center and campus facilities and projects; inventorying, summarizing, and managing education and outreach efforts by the center in support of project reporting.
The initial appointment is for one year at part-time to 100% variable time and offers a competitive salary and benefits. Continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and funding availability. The ideal start date for the position is November 1, 2018. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.
Basic qualifications: Applicants must have an earned Masters or 5 years equivalent experience in biology, chemistry,geography, environmental science and/or management, environmental engineering, ecology, geology or related sciences.
Additional qualifications: Excellent written and oral communication skills, professional conduct, working knowledge of websites and social media, good organization skills, and experience in assisting with field and laboratory research are essential. Appointees should have experience working independently under supervision, and also collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
Preferred qualifications: PhD in biology, chemistry, geography, environmental science and/or management, environmental engineering, ecology, geology or related sciences. Familiarity with organizing and conducting research, using field and lab approaches, across multiple disciplines (engineering, natural science, social science). Desire to facilitate success of large interdisciplinary center around stormwater management across UC campuses.
Please log in to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01316 to submit your cover letter specifying the position of interest, CV and the contact information for three references. For more information, please contact Dr. Patricia Holden (firstname.lastname@example.org). For primary consideration, apply by 10/4/18.
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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