Associate Dean of STEM Outreach, Recruitment and Retention

POSITION #: 1407

DEPARTMENT: College of Sciences

POSITION SUMMARY: Liaison for major industry/academic collaborations involving National Center for Advanced Manufacturing and GE Capital focusing on student retention and recruitment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.


STEM Retention - Develop best practices on emerging teaching technologies and provide training to faculty. Assist with development of new interdisciplinary degree programs at undergraduate and graduate level. Assist with development of summer bridge programs, incorporating sustainability into undergraduate curriculum, and developing experiential learning into Sciences undergraduate curriculum. Assist with STEM Education grants in collaboration with Colleges of Engineering and Education

STEM outreach and recruitment coordinator for the College - Serve as a College of Sciences outreach coordinator for the K-12 community. Expand outreach activities to maximize undergraduate recruiting opportunities (including high school and middle school visits).Participate in the writing of grant proposals for K-12 STEM education. Coordinate on campus recruiting events (e.g. visits to College of Sciences Departments by prospective undergraduates). Collaborate with the Colleges of Education and Engineering on STEM outreach with Boston Museum of Science and NCAM Education initiative. Recruit prospective science majors from local and regional high schools (across all departments in the College of Sciences).

Additional duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Ph.D. in science, education or public policy discipline and 5 years of experience in community outreach, bridging academics and the public sector, project management, and success in grant writing, budgeting, and coordination.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks on time. Excellent writing, editing, and speaking skills. Project supervisory and staff management experience with strong communication skills.  Ability to foster collaborative partnerships and   work well with students, faculty, staff, and K-12 students. Event planning, coordinating and management experience.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience


The Search Committee invites applications (letter of interest, CV, transcripts, and three professional letters of references) submitted in electronic format only to:

Search Committee – Associate Dean, College of Sciences

Attention: Dr. Steven G. Johnson at

DATE POSTED: October 29, 2013

CLOSING DATE: November 18, 2013


The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.