Faculty Partners

The Associate Director & Faculty Fellow Program at TSEC

TSEC is fortunate to have formal partnerships with faculty across STEM education on campus.  One of the ways we achieve these partnerships is through the Associate Director and Faculty Fellow programs.

TSEC welcomes any permanent, full-time faculty member, from any academic unit, with a demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Center (i.e., to improve K-20 STEM education both locally and nationally by identifying and addressing critical issues that promote access, equity, innovation, and leadership).

Currently on staff we have the following faculty participating as part-time Associate Directors at TSEC: Sarah Bleiler-Baxter, Mathematical Sciences; Grant Gardner, Biology; Ying Jin, Psychology; Chaney Mosley, Agriculture.

Partners

Our primary objective is to expand the scope and reach of TSEC’s mission in both research and service by providing leadership positions for energetic, visionary faculty to work collaboratively across departmental, college, and institutional contexts on efforts consistent with their professional expertise and interests

Why become a TSEC Associate Director or Faculty Fellow?

A comprehensive description of the reasons a faculty member may wish to participate is detailed below, including the categories of Time, Salary, Expectations, and Community.

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Associate Director vs. Faculty Fellow

The following table outlines the expected workload and contributions of Associate Director and Faculty Fellow Positions.

TSEC Appointment
Expected Workload
Expected Contribution
Associate Director 3 WU per semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) Leadership in TSEC community
Faculty Fellow 0.5 - 2.5 WU per semester (Fall, Spring) Participation in TSEC community

How to become a TSEC Associate Director or Faculty Fellow?

In anticipation of workload agreements being finalized for Summer and Fall 2023, we would like to receive preliminary materials no later than Friday, February 10, 2023. To apply, please review the 'Invitation to Apply', then click the 'Apply Now!' button below.

Invitation to Apply* Apply Now!  

*Before submitting an application, pease review the
 'Invitation to Apply' document, as it offers additional program information.

Applications for Associate Directors should include:

  1. Letters of commitment from your department chair, acknowledging that the proposed work is consistent with the faculty member’s expressed professional development and allowable under current workload policies. 
  2. A narrative limited to a maximum of four pages in which you:  
    1. Discuss an issue or issues in STEM education that you will take a leadership role in addressing and how you plan on executing your plan through your time in the Center. 
    2. Identify expected partners, collaborators, and audiences that will be recruited or impacted by your work. 
    3. Identify internal and external funding sources that will be pursued in support of your proposed activities.  

An updated copy of your CV, highlighting activities, positions, and accomplishments related to the anticipated area of leadership in TSEC.

Applications for Faculty Fellows should include:

  1. Letters of commitment from your department chair, acknowledging that the proposed work is consistent with the faculty member’s expressed professional development and allowable under current workload policies. A predicted workload in the range of 0.5 - 2.5 WU for each semester.
  2. A narrative limited to a maximum of two pages in which you:  
    1. Discuss an issue or issues in STEM education that you would like to learn more about through your time in the Center, and describe how being a part of the community in TSEC could help support your knowledge/skill development.
    2. Identify expected partners, collaborators, and audiences that will be recruited or impacted by your work. 

An updated copy of your CV, highlighting activities, positions, and accomplishments  related to the anticipated area of participation in TSEC.

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Questions?

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Sarah Bleiler-Baxter for more information.

 

 

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