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Diversity Task Force Lead
Title:Diversity Task Force Lead
Job Type:Exempt (salaried)
Posting Date:06/23/2017
Location:College Park, MD
The American Institute of Physics is seeking a dynamic Diversity Task Force Lead to spearhead a newly formed Task Force that will address diversity in STEM. This opportunity is ideal as an early-career position for an early career scholar or researcher looking to gain experience in project management in a not-for-profit setting. Specifically, the mission of the National Task Force on Underrepresentation of African Americans in Physics and Astronomy (referred to as the Diversity Task Force) will examine and assess the reasons for persistent underrepresentation in physics and astronomy.  

Essential Functions:
The Task Force will produce a report and recommendations to AIP, its Member Societies, and academic departments and programs for increasing the percentage of bachelor’s degrees in physics and astronomy earned by students from groups traditionally underrepresented in these fields. The ultimate goal are recommendations that lead to parity with the percentage of bachelor's degrees across all majors awarded to Latino, Native American, and in particular, for the specific purposes of the Task Force’s focus, African American students. This is a temporary long-term project management position for approximately 28 months with offered benefits. Our office is within walking distance from College Park Metro and near the University of Maryland.

• Recent Advanced degree or equivalent experience in the social sciences with expertise in STEM diversity, under-served populations, education equity, or similar issues.
• Research and writing experience in the above areas.
• Experience planning and carrying out research protocols.
• Knowledge of the barriers to and promoters of STEM achievement in higher education
• Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal skills, and emotional intelligence.
• Willingness to travel.
• Ability to self-manage and manage others to achieve goals and deadlines.

The American Institute of Physics offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, tuition assistance, on-site fitness center, and metro access.  

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