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Coordinator for Undergraduate Research

Apply now Job no: 502790
Department: Provost & VP for Acad Affairs
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Coordinator for Undergraduate Research


Job Summary:

Provost & VP of Academic Affairs: The Coordinator for Undergraduate Research will provide administrative support and manage implementation of ORU sponsored programs and events, collaborate with the director to support the vision and strategic goals of the office, serve as the point person for communications, plan and execute the undergraduate research forum, and represent the office at university events to raise the visibility of undergraduate research. The Office of Research for Undergraduates [ORU] focuses on promoting the engagement of students in research and creative efforts, increasing the overall quality of undergraduate research at Miami as evidenced through publications, grants, and fellowships, and broadening participation of students and faculty across disciplines.

Duties/Physical Demands:

The Coordinator for Undergraduate Research will:
•Provide administrative support and management of ORU sponsored programs [USS, URA, DUOS, FYRE] including financial/budget management and electronic data records for annual reporting; scheduling and planning ORU events.
•Collaborate with the ORU director to support ORU’s strategic goals and vision; assist in implementing initiatives to expand campus-wide participation in undergraduate research experiences; assist director in program assessment, develop and manage office budget.
•Serve as point of contact for ORU communications with the university community (Website management, Monthly newsletter, Social Media presence) and with departments as it relates to ORU sponsored programs, including correspondence with faculty, staff and students.
•Plan, coordinate, direct, and promote the university-wide celebration of the undergraduate research (UR Forum); a celebration of collaborations between students and their research mentors, and a showcase of their accomplishments.
•Represent the Office of Research for Undergraduates at university events to encourage stakeholders (prospective students, faculty, staff, current students) to understand and participate in an array of undergraduate research and creative activities across disciplines.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required: Bachelor's degree by date of appointment.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidate with Master’s degree in higher education administration, student affairs, educational psychology, psychology, student affairs, social work, or related fields, familiarity with navigating institutional databases for data retrieval and analysis, understanding of learning management platforms such as Canvas; working knowledge of WordPress application and infographics platform; strong interpersonal skills, analytical skills, detail oriented; efficient with time management.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter and resume. Inquiries may be sent to 

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications begins February 14, 2024 and continues until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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