Director of Online Programs, Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

The Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (University Park, PA), is seeking applications for the Director of Online Programs.

 

Date posted

Jan. 19, 2021 12:00 am

Application deadline

Feb. 19, 2021 12:00 am

Organization

Penn State University The Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Location

  • United States

Job description

University Park Campus
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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (University Park, PA), is seeking applications for the Director of Online Programs. The current online portfolio includes the Undergraduate Certificate of Achievement in Weather Forecasting, the Graduate Certificate in Weather and Climate Analytics, and several additional meteorology courses developed for other online programs and online courses for in-resident students at Penn State. The Director of Online Programs provides administrative oversight to online instructors and teaching assistants in the program, identifies and promotes best practices, oversees day-to-day program operations and program marketing, acts as the point-of-contact for prospective students, teaches online courses within the program, reports directly to the Department Head, and is a member of both the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science and the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute leadership teams. Working with the Department Head and faculty, the Director crafts and implements a vision for the online programs.

The successful candidate will hold the rank of Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Rank will be commensurate with education and experience. They must be committed to high-quality online teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; have a thorough understanding of major issues and trends affecting online education; have the ability to work effectively with learning design teams, instructors, and faculty subject matter experts; have the ability to respond to student and instructor needs effectively in a timely fashion; have excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills; and demonstrate evidence of excellent online teaching in meteorology and atmospheric science. Typically requires a PhD in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Education, or a related field by the time of hire. MS candidates who demonstrate strong ability as a teacher and adviser; and who have also shown evidence of professional growth, scholarship, and/or mastery of meteorology and atmospheric science subject matter will also be considered. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for two years from date of hire with good possibility of re-funding.

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