GSR sought for Fall 2023/Spring 2024 for program support, data collection and management, and research on best practices in diversity interventions and student success programs for historically underrepresented groups in undergraduate STEM education. The GSR will work closely with Professor Aaron Streets, Director of the BioEngineering Scholars Program, and program and campus staff.
The BioEngineering Scholars Program (BioESP) is a development program designed to increase diversity, representation and equity in the future leaders of Bioengineering by supporting students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in the field, including first-generation college students, students from low-income families, and students who identify as Black, LantinX/ChicanX, Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Indigenous Pacific Islander.
The BioEngineering Scholars Program is designed to promote the success of students who, after graduation, will bring marginalized perspectives and support equitable access as leaders in the field of bioengineering. BioESP provides mentorship, advising, resources, research experience and community support to these outstanding students, so that together we can define the future of bioengineering.
Assist the program directors to implement the program, track success metrics, and identify best practices for future implementation to ensure successful support of our students and acquisition of funding.
GSR responsibilities will include:
- Review literature to identify relevant metrics
- Create a plan and process for collecting and managing metrics and student data, following all relevant privacy guidelines
- Review literature and other programs to identify and summarize best practices in the are of undergraduate diversity interventions, especially in STEM
- May assist with program support – meet the students, supervise occasional evening all-cohort meetings and workshops, etc.
- Background or current enrollment in education, policy or other relevant field
- Experience and strong interest in diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and social justice efforts
- Proficiency in Excel, surveys, basic data management
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Self-directed and ability to make significant progress without direct supervision
- Good interpersonal skills, ability to relate to diverse groups and individuals
- Familiarity with STEM fields desired
- GSR, step commensurate with experience, consistent with the UAW contract and College of Engineering policy
- 10% appointment full year (preferred), 20% fall term only may be considered
Applicants should email their CV or resume to Pamela Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org, with a brief cover message addressed to Dr. Aaron Streets summarizing their interest, qualifications, and availability.
Position open until filled.