Director for First-year Science Programs at Binghamton University

Binghamton University seeks a director to head its science undergraduate teaching initiative, which supports innovative, evidence-based first-year undergraduate science education through academic programming, faculty development, and educational research. The director will collaborate in the design, implementation, and assessment of new and current faculty-driven first-year undergraduate science initiatives. This position supervises educators and administrative personnel associated with the University’s Freshman Research Immersion (FRI), a three-course sequence of CUREs (course-based undergraduate research experience) that involves STEM departments and programs campus-wide ( This position collaborates with faculty to broaden the impact of biological research through first-year undergraduate education. The director must have a PhD and additional experience in an area of biological research that aligns synergistically with the research strengths of the Department of Biological Sciences; track record of biology education scholarship; and a record of success in obtaining grant funding and other external resources. The director is expected to actively seek grant funding to support science education programming. This tenure-track appointment is planned at the associate professor level; however, qualified applicants may be considered at other levels.

Application materials required: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, selected reprints and preprints, statements of research and teaching interests, and list of at least three references to: Review of applications will begin on 1 December 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Additional Information: Binghamton University is one of the four doctoral granting universities in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.