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Assistant Director, STEM

Brown University
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Curriculum & Instructional Development
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Full Time
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Assistant Director, STEM

Teaching and Learning/Sheridan Center

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island


The Assistant Director, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) will support members of Brown’s STEM teaching and learning community, with a particular focus on graduate students, by contributing to Sheridan Center programs, services, and publications in these disciplinary areas. The Assistant Director will work in close collaboration with the Senior Associate Director, STEM and colleagues at the Sheridan Center to:

support the design, facilitation, and evaluation of programs for instructional improvement and student success, such as certificate programs, orientations, institutes, and seminars;

consult with graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, administrators, staff, and faculty about evidence-based teaching and learning;

contribute to online and print resources to build capacity around evidence-based teaching and learning responsive to a diverse faculty and student body.


Required: Master’s degree in STEM or related field (e.g., science education) or Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years related experience.

Required: Experience in educational development (e.g., at a center for teaching and learning or student success center) in a postsecondary setting, preferably with STEM-related initiatives.

Required: At least two terms of postsecondary teaching experience.

Required: Experience with implementing inclusive and equitable teaching practices.

Required: 1-2 years mentoring undergraduate students.

Facility with work in a collaborative environment, as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Highly effective listening, verbal, and written communication skills.

Reflective, equity-minded, committed to ongoing professional development, and open to feedback.

Strong project management skills, such as detail orientation and attentiveness to timelines.

Strong administrative skills and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with administrators, faculty, students, and staff.

Conversant with the literature on educational development, STEM education, and inclusive and anti-racist teaching and learning.

Facility with digital learning tools.

Reflective, equity-minded mentoring practices.

Comfort with organizational change processes.

Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.


Background check: criminal and education verification.


In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they  

  begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.  


To apply, please use this link to directly view the position on Brown’s Career Site:


Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

About Brown (Please visit our website and get to know us better at:

Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown’s vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

Brown offers competitive benefits such as a generous retirement plan and education programs; details are available at:

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