Institution: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station, Texas
Closing date: Application review will begin 15 June 2016 and will continue until position is filled.
The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Ph.D. program (EEB), and the Applied Biodiversity Science program (ABS) at Texas A&M University are seeking a full-time joint Coordinator to manage program affairs. The position is based in the College Station campus.
EEB is an interdisciplinary program that offers a Ph.D. in the field of Ecology and Evolution. We offer a world--class training program that incorporates the various fields relevant to EEB, spanning from evolutionary genomics to animal behavior to landscape ecology. Our faculty and students are spread over 11 departments and seven colleges across Texas A&M University, bringing together a diverse array of perspectives in the study of EEB.
The ABS Program is a multidisciplinary graduate training program. ABS promotes integrative research in biological and social sciences applied to biodiversity conservation around the world, including the US, Latin America, and Africa. Faculty and students spread over nine departments and five colleges.
The Program Coordinator will have a foundation in the social or natural sciences and demonstrated experience with administrative and organizational tasks.
- Bachelor’s degree in the social or natural sciences.
- At least 3 years of administrative, management, or leadership experience.
The ideal EEB/ABS Joint Program Coordinator will have:
- Graduate degree in the social or natural sciences is desirable.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Outstanding leadership skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work as part of multidisciplinary teams and in diverse cultural settings.
- Ability to communicate in Spanish is desirable.
The Joint Coordinator is a hub for the EEB and ABS programs. S/he will become a central communicator and facilitator for faculty, students, and postdoctoral researchers. Specific duties include:
- Managing day-to-day activities and information requests
- Processing and reporting expenses;
- Supervising design and updates to the websites;
- Coordinating course schedules and enrollment;
- Organizing outreach and recruitment activities;
- Managing graduate applications;
- Arranging interviews for applicants to both programs;
- Facilitating contacts with local and international partners;
- Facilitating interactions among members;
- Coordinating logistics for field courses and on--campus events;
- Tracking student progress;
- Coordinating program assessment activities and compiling assessment data.
Applications should include a letter of interest emphasizing a track record in relevant research and administrative/management experience, a complete Curriculum Vitae, and list of two professional references. Inquiries about this position should be directed to:
Lee Fitzgerald, Wildlife and Fisheries Department: lfitzgerald [at] tamu [dot] edu
Spencer T. Behmer, Department of Entomology: s-behmer [at] tamu [dot] edu
Application review will begin 15 June 2016 and will continue until position is filled.
What we offer:
Salary commensurate with education and experience. Attractive benefits package. Great community and work environment. Opportunities for graduate level teaching and research engagement.
About the Community:
Texas A&M University main campus is located in College Station, which is part of a metropolitan community of 200,000 people, including the city of Bryan. In addition to excellent health, education, and recreation services, the community affords a rich variety of cultural activities typical of a major university environment, including museums, music, art, and theatre. College Station is within easy reach of some of the most cosmopolitan cities in the US – about 90 minutes from Houston and its major international airport, and under 2 hours from Austin.
The Texas A&M University System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.