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Director, Project Dragonfly Program

Apply now Job no: 503010
Department: Biology
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Title:

Director, Project Dragonfly Program

Job Summary:

Director for the Project Dragonfly graduate program who will have primary responsibility for the management, oversight, and vision/strategic planning of an online graduate program in environmental and life sciences. This Director reports to the Chair of the Department of Biology. This position begins July 1, 2024.

Duties/Physical Demands:

The Director’s duties will include:
• Supervision and oversight for staff members whose primary assignment is to Project Dragonfly; evaluate staff members and support their professional goals and development.
• Supervise and evaluate faculty whose primary assignment is to Project Dragonfly in collaboration with the Chair of Biology
• Provide oversight and support for staff members executing program marketing, admissions, curriculum management, and program assessment.
• Collaborate with the Department Chair of Biology for course scheduling and staffing.
• Lead search processes for staff members and collaborate with the Department Chair of Biology during searches for faculty who will teach in the Project Dragonfly curriculum.
• Lead the Dragonfly instructional team on course planning and design; guide program curriculum updates and development; and provide assessment of the program.
• Steer the implementation of a vision for the program and future directions.
• Hold fiscal responsibility for Project Dragonfly budget accounts.
• Ensure program compliance with all university policies and state/national regulations.
• Serve as the instructor of record for up to 4 academic courses in a calendar year.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Biology or closely related field. Current full-time faculty and staff employees who have work responsibility in the Project Dragonfly program at Miami University and experience in online program delivery and curriculum development.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of leadership and compliance with university/state/national regulations related to online curriculum delivery, financial management, and hiring practices.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a cover letter and resume. Inquires may be directed to Dr. Paul Harding, Chair, Department of Biology, at

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 will begin on April 2, 2024 and will continue 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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