Faculty Specialist

Location
College Park, Maryland
Posted
Aug 10, 2022
Closes
Sep 14, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time

The University of Maryland (College Park) Department of Geographical Sciences is searching for a Faculty Specialist. This is a full time position responsible for coordinating international research collaborations including assisting in the logistical planning of scientific meetings, workshops, meetings and conferences, overseeing travel arrangements; maintaining the projects’ research profiles on departmental website; editing technical reports and papers; assisting in vital communication between co-researchers, sponsors, and collaborative organizations; assisting the project directors in administering the projects by collecting information on future funding opportunities, formulating and monitoring project budgets, assisting in proposal preparation, coordinate and supervise the arrangements for all foreign visitors and interns working on the various research projects, as well as various other tasks as required for the smooth functioning of large research projects. Details about Global Land Analysis and Discovery Laboratory can be found at http://www.glad.umd.edu.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should be highly organized, accurate, detail oriented and possess demonstrated ability to share knowledge through verbal and written communication skills. The candidate should be a proactive and creative problem solver with the ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks and shifting priorities while ensuring deadlines are met.

Preferences: Preference will be given for candidates with a degree in a scientific discipline related to the project’s areas of concern. Appropriate experience working on research projects (2 or more years) is preferred. Prior experience should demonstrate the ability to assist in maintaining relationships with collaborators and to participate as a member of a diverse research team, the use of computer software applications for such tasks as web site maintenance, spreadsheet design and maintenance, and project planning and management.

Applications should include a cover letter, a signed and dated resume, and the names and addresses (including e-mail) of 3-5 references.

For best consideration, applications should be submitted by August 26th, 2022, but the search will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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