1) The Academic and Research Specialist works closely with a diverse group of 5-7 faculty to further the faculty mission of teaching and research.Â
2) The Specialist must understand and anticipate faculty needs, understand faculty culture, and deliver effective solutions to individual faculty, research assistants, and other members of the community.Â
3) Participate in professional meetings to discuss research and academic goals and implementation strategies.Â
4) Utilize strong analytical and administrative skills to maintain relations with faculty; supporting and collaborating with faculty, faculty support staff, PhD students, and university visitors is a high priority.
5) Further the faculty mission of teaching through the creation and preparation of course materials including: Canvas (course management) sites, digital course reserves, course materials, handouts, and PowerPoint slides. Â
6) Analyze, validate and evaluate drafts of problem sets and exams to ensure clarity and accuracy, and recommend changes as necessary.Â
7) Oversee and manage teaching assistants on behalf of faculty in a manner consistent with faculty requirements.Â
8) Respond to students on a wide variety of concerns and course-related questions; enter grades with delegated authority from faculty members, ensuring FERPA privacy guidelines are met.
9) Further the faculty research mission by providing technical and administrative support for primary research.
10) Act as an ambassador for Booth and a resource for guests before, during, and after their visits to campus.Â
11) Assume responsibility for ensuring highest quality event management for events such as research seminars, conferences, and meetings.Â
12) Oversee and reconcile budget (through vendor selection, budget projections, and general checks and balances within the budget) for workshops and events.Â
13) Manages day-to-day operation of faculty group, primarily in the areas of financial and support services management.
14) Create, edit, and maintain class web pages and faculty personal web pages, utilizing advanced computer skills in web page management.Â
15) May provide assistance to other office staff, such as Deansâ™ Office during recruiting and research centers with which the faculty collaborate, to ensure efficiently running organization support to all faculty.Â
1) Understanding of academia and higher education in a research and teaching environment/culture; interest in business school environment, grants/proposals, and research/lab work.
2) High degree of professionalism.
3) Excellent service, communication, and interpersonal skills.
4) Superior organizational skills and constant attention to detail.
5) Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills.
6) Knowledge of research techniques and methods.
7) Proven ability to work independently, proactively, courteously, efficiently, and tactfully, using sound judgment, in a fast paced environment with diverse populations.
8) Demonstrated skill managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced, time sensitive, high output environment.
9) Maintain confidentiality of student and faculty information.
10) Understand faculty needs and faculty culture, while also being able to deliver effective solutions to individual faculty.
11) Work occasional evenings and weekends, as needed,.
12) Mastery of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
13) Exposure to content management and learning management (such as Canvas) tools.
14) Familiarity with a research environment.
15) Learn tools such as LaTeX and Stata.
1) Masterâ™s degree.
1) At least one year of relevant work experience.
2) Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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