The First-Year Innovation & Research Experience (FIRE) is a major initiative at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). FIRE provides first-year UMD students an inclusive faculty-mentored research experience that drives accelerated professional development and equality of opportunity.
The Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President is seeking full-time 12-month Assistant Clinical Professors to lead newly developed FIRE research streams designed around the research experience, passions, and goals of applicants.
We specifically seek individuals representing the following disciplines:
+ Social Science (Psychology, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology, and all related disciplines).
+ Technology & Applied Science (Computer Science, Engineering, Information & Data Science, Geographical Information Systems, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and all related disciplines).
+ FIRE Assistant Clinical Professors design and implement the group research agenda and are responsible for all research-related curriculum, instruction, and broad student mentorship. The position empowers early-career faculty members to grow as research leaders, educators, mentors, and higher education professionals.
+ FIRE Assistant Clinical Professors work in collaboration with department-based UMD faculty members to design and implement the research agenda of a new FIRE research stream. As the lead instructor of research-related FIRE courses, the FIRE Assistant Clinical Professors are tasked with providing an excellent educational experience through the development of a research-centered curriculum that allows for iteration: students engage in work that includes periods of uncertainty, setbacks, and unexpected outcomes and have the opportunity to repeat unsuccessful methodological attempts. As the professional that works with FIRE-participating students, FIRE Assistant Clinical Professors provide personal, academic, research, and professional mentorship.
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