Jack Kent Cooke Post-doctoral Fellow in Education
Date Opened: 4-25-2012
Closing Date: when filled
Southwestern University invites applications for the position of Jack Kent Cooke Post-doctoral Fellow in Education. This is a grant-funded, full-time, twelve-month position with benefits reporting to the Vice-President for Enrollment Services and working closely with the Assistant Dean for Academic Success and Advising. The Strengthening Pathways grant project is funded for a period of three years by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, with work commencing August 1, 2012. The purpose of the grant is to expand the range of opportunities for high-achieving low-income community college students to transfer to selective colleges and universities. The grant project is a partnership between Austin Community College (ACC) and Southwestern University. The grant will:
- Create an on-line resource with information about transfer requirements and qualifying credits for community college students in our region who plan to continue their education at a four-year institution
- Create twelve-member student cohorts from ACC who will move together through ACC and enroll together at Southwestern University each year of the project
- Provide academic and social support for the transfer cohorts to assist them in succeeding in and maximizing their experience at Southwestern
Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Oversee all grant activities and work closely with the admission department at Southwestern University and transfer advisors at ACC to implement the cohort program, including writing progress reports and overseeing grant budgets in conjunction with Southwestern’s Business Office. Serve as an academic mentor to cohort students in conjunction with Southwestern’s Center for Academic Success. Organize summer academic experiences for the cohorts on the Southwestern University campus. Develop a curriculum for the summer academic experience and recruit faculty from both institutions for participation. Work with student cohorts and Southwestern’s Director of Civic Engagement implementing student engagement projects within the Austin and Georgetown communities. Manage content for the project’s web site, providing a resource for community college students in our region to help them transfer to selective private colleges. Provide leadership and expertise on the needs of first-generation college students to faculty, staff and administration.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D or Ed.D. with a post-secondary focus in educational psychology, administration, leadership or curriculum and instruction. Ability to do general academic coaching with a variety of populations, including veterans, first-generation students, and students with disabilities. Ability to develop curricula to facilitate successful academic transitions for target population. Ability to develop and edit web-based content. Ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders and constituency groups including administrators, faculty, students, staff, community partners, and other external constituents. Strong communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and manage detailed work.
Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual in Spanish and English. First-generation college student status. Experience working in a community college or an academic support position in a four-year institution.
Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, three-weeks vacation, sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates. Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at www.southwestern.edu.
Interested persons should submit a letter of interest that includes salary expectation and salary history; a resume/curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to: Jack Kent Cooke Post-doctoral Fellow in Education, Job #465 Human Resources Office, Southwestern University, P.O. Box 770, Georgetown, TX, 78627-0770, or fax to 512-863-1880, or email to email@example.com.
Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only those resumes that include all the information requested will be considered. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F
Posted April 25, 2012.