09
Mar 17

Department: Student Affairs
Reports to: Dean of Students
Classification: Full-time, Exempt (salaried)
Date Prepared: February 24, 2017

Position Description and Responsibilities:
The Office of Residence Life currently provides housing for approximately 106 residents and serves as a LivingLearning community. Living- Learning Communities involve the residential environment and integrate academic work with outside the classroom experiences. Both student and professional staff are committed to providing programs that support and create strong residential communities. The staff provides programs to meet the social needs of students as well as the educational needs through diversity initiatives, spiritual activities and community service. All of these activities provide opportunities for students to learn about themselves, build relationships with their peers, and develop into engaged, competent, compassionate, and committed citizens.

Living in a residential community can be a difficult transition for some students, therefore we encourage respect for each other and the entire residential community. Further, the office has a commitment and personal responsibility to make sure students are educated about community standards and expectations upon move-in and are held responsible when those standards are violated and inappropriate behavior is exhibited. Through the judicial process, we empower students to understand how their conduct and decisions impact the community which they live. We understand the major role that residential living can play in a student’s overall experience and the team is committed to making a positive impact in that experience.

Essential Duties:

  • Live in the Residence Hall
  • Provide leadership to the residential community.
  • Supervise all residence life staff.
  • Build the residential community and maintain relationships with campus colleagues.
  • Market residence hall living to current and future residents.
  • Manage room assignments.
  • Manage and reviews student housing contracts.
  • Respond to emergencies and crisis situations.
  • Manage the Residence Life Budget.
  • Assess programmatic efforts.
  • Asses overall departmental efforts.
  • Coordinate programs in the residence halls.
  • Participate in, plans, and coordinates 24 hour Duty Rotation schedule.
  • Coordinate and plan all aspects of Resident Assistant Selection and Training.
  • Coordinate and participate in Fall and Winter Move-In, STAR Welcome Weekend, and New Student Orientation.
  • Serves as a Student Conduct Officer for incidents that occur in the residence hall.
  • Manage all office operations for the residence halls.
  • Responsible for managing housing assignments and notification to residents of housing information.
  • Maintains current housing and meal assignments within Datatel.
  • Serve on campus-wide committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
Masters degree in Student Affairs Administration, Higher Education, or other related field. Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, demonstrated leadership and supervisory abilities required. This is a Live-In position and the person must be willing to reside in the residence hall. Must have at least one (1) year of residence hall experience at the graduate level at a college or university. Preference for those who have three (3) years experience in residential living at a college or university.

Technology Skills Required:
Must have strong computer skills including experience with database management (including Datatel), project management programs like Microsoft Project; in-depth experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and ability to learn additional software programs as needed.

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter and three employment references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (state title of position on subject line). The screening process will continue until a successful candidate is chosen. For information on the College, see www.marygrove.edu

Marygrove College is committed to achieving a faculty and staff that is reflective of its diverse student body, and welcomes and encourages applications from members of communities historically underrepresented in higher education. EOE

07
Mar 17

Overview:
The REBUILD Detroit Program, a consortium of Marygrove College, University of Detroit Mercy, and Wayne State University, seeks three postdoctoral training fellows (PTFs). The $21.2 M five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funding to support three postdocs for training in teaching and research. The goal of the REBUILD Detroit Program is to transform undergraduate education at the three member institutions establishing Detroit as a center for biomedical research training for underrepresented undergraduate students.

The PTFs will collaborate with consortium faculty, staff, and undergraduate students to teach curriculum emphasizing mentored research among Detroit’s diverse student populations leading to accelerated pipelines into master’s and doctoral degrees to ensure students succeed in biomedical research careers. This common curriculum will include courses containing authentic research experiences based on the Research Coordination Network (RCN) model in the areas of biology, chemistry, and social/health sciences. For more information, see www.rebuildetroit.org.

We seek postdoctoral candidates with a strong interest in undergraduate teaching and research. PTFs will work closely with faculty mentors across the three institutions on: implementing innovative pedagogical strategies in courses based on the RCN model, facilitating a RCN learning community with graduate teaching fellows at each institution, engaging with undergraduate BUILD Scholars on joint research experiences, participating in various capacities in summer enrichment programs, as well as conduct discipline-specific research with a postdoctoral research mentor.

Program Objectives: It is expected that this role in the REBUILD Detroit Program will provide opportunities to:

  • deepen your understanding of and skills in science teaching in a higher education environment including, regional or state colleges, and primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs).
  • acquire experience in the pedagogical use of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURES) in the undergraduate curriculum.
  • design learning experiences, assessments, and laboratory exercises; engage in research activities with students; guide student learning communities; teach using evidence-based methods; and participate in professional development workshops and conferences.
  • interact with two active mentors; a research mentor and a teaching mentor. Selection of the second mentor can be from a different discipline, same discipline, and or different institution.
  • develop a teaching portfolio to prepare for future positions with a strong emphasis in undergraduate STEM education.
  • publish pedagogical and/or scientific research results.

It is also expected that the PTF will actively seek a full-time faculty position in year two.

Eligibility:
The REBUILDETROIT Program Postdoctoral training fellowships are open to postdoctoral scientists with an interest in undergraduate STEM education. Eligibility is not restricted to scientists in biomedical programs, but they should have previous research experience with the disciplinary content associated with one of the RCN models:

  • Chemistry: environmental and analytical chemistry
  • Biology: genomics, bioinformatics
  • Social/Health Sciences: socio-ecological mixed-methods to investigate health disparities

Applicants should have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching as well as an active research agenda related to one of the RCN disciplines.

To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants must be: 1) U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application; 2) received a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in a STEM discipline (including social and behavioral sciences) no earlier than 2011 and before September 2017.

This is a 2-year fellowship funded by a NIH grant.

Application Process:
Complete applications must include the following items.

  1. A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  2. An unofficial transcript of doctoral coursework
  3. Cover letter describing their professional background, including any prior teaching experience, and career goals
  4. Two letters of recommendation / support.
    • If the candidate is currently a postdoc who is already in a lab with a research aim/agenda, we require letter of support from their postdoc advisor.
    • If the candidate is not a postdoc already, we require letter of support from their dissertation advisor.

Please compile items 1-3 into one PDF file and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Letters of recommendation/support may be sent directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Due Dates & Notification:
Application due date is April 15, 2017
Applicants will be notified by May 15, 2017. Fellowships will commence July 1, 2017.







If you have any questions feel free to contact Dr. Jahzara Mayes Otoo, Institutional Development Core Coordinator, REBUILDetroit Program, @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

19
Oct 16

The ReBUILDetroit Program, a consortium of Marygrove College, University of Detroit Mercy, and Wayne State University, seeks graduate students with a strong interest in undergraduate teaching and research. The Graduate Learning Community Advisors (GLCAs) will work closely with faculty preceptors at one of the ReBUILDetroit campuses to design, implement and deliver a common curriculum in introductory courses containing authentic research experiences based on the Research Coordination Network (RCN) model. For more information, see rebuildetroit.org.

The position will be a commitment of approximately 20 hours of orientation in December 2016, and 8-10 hours per week from January through May, 2017. GLCAs will receive a stipend in the amount of $2500.

The structure of the experience will include:

  • Working at one of the partner campuses where you will collaborate with the faculty of a specific RCN course/lab. This includes engaging and contributing actively in the course design, delivery and assessment of student learning, in addition to attending each class/laboratory session.
  • Participating in peer-facilitated weekly discussions of teaching and learning related to your discipline-specific RCN.
  • Participating in monthly peer-led discussions of literature from the educational research that underlies course-based undergraduate research and evidence-based instructional practices across all three RCN disciplines.
  • Participating in periodic ReBUILDetroit consortium events, including professional development workshops and Learning Community gatherings.
  • Documenting your experience through a reflective journal and Individualized Development Plan (IDP) and/or teaching portfolio.
  • Participating in evaluation activities to measure your growth and development, and obtain feedback on the design and implementation of the RCN courses.

Eligibility:
The ReBUILDetroit Program GLCA positions are open to graduate students with an interest in undergraduate STEM education. Eligibility is not restricted to students in biomedical programs, but they should have knowledge/experience in the disciplinary content associated with one of the RCN models:

  • Chemistry: environmental and analytical chemistry
  • Biology: genomics, bioinformatics
  • Social/Health Sciences: socio-ecological mixed-methods to investigate health disparities

Application Process:
*Note: Wayne State University (WSU) graduate students applying through the BEST Program must complete the “BEST Program Phase III Career Exploration in Teaching” Application Form at https://wayne.edu/gradschool/best/program-components/

If you are not applying through the WSU-BEST program, complete applications must include the following items:

  1. A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  2. An unofficial transcript of doctoral coursework
  3. A statement of interest in exploring undergraduate teaching, including any prior teaching experience, and how this opportunity fits into your long term career goals.
  4. A letter of recommendation from your doctoral research advisor.

Please compile items 1-3 into one PDF file and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject heading “GLCA” and the appropriate discipline (Biology, Chemistry, Health Disparities)
Letters of recommendation/support may be sent directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

Notification:
Review of applications will begin immediately and finalist interviews will occur the week of November 14, 2016.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the ReBUILDetroit Professional Development seminar:

Bringing (Genomics) Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016          Time: 1 pm to 2 pm
Location: Wayne State University (4th Floor Shapero Hall)
Description: Science students learn best when we can engage them in doing science. To reach all of our students, this means incorporating research into our regular, academic year curriculum, designing projects that work well for a group. The challenges and rewards will be discussed in general, drawing on the NAS Convocation Report, and in specific, using the Genomics Education Partnership as an example.

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