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Academic Coordinator II for Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics

Application Window

Open date: January 27th, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Apr 13, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Academic Coordinator II
CIG Community, Education, and Diversity Manager Position Description

Academic Coordinators are appointees who administer academic programs that provide service closely related to the teaching or research mission of the University. This service may be provided to academic departments, to organized research units, to students, or to the general public. Determination of the appropriate level for an appointment for an Academic Coordinator shall take into consideration such factors as program scope and complexity. The duties of an Academic Coordinator are primarily administrative. Individuals in an Academic Coordinator title who are assigned research or instructional duties are required to hold a dual title.
Headquartered at UC Davis, the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG) develops, supports, and disseminates community-accessible software for the international geodynamics research community. CIG software supports a variety of geodynamic research from mantle and core dynamics, to crustal and earthquake dynamics, to magma migration and seismology. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), CIG is a community-governed organization that is committed to develop and maintain the geodynamics community through community participation across this research spectrum. Software developed is made available to the public under open-source software licenses.
The Community Manager (CM) is part of the CIG Headquarters team and develops strategies for and leads community engagement, education, and diversity initiatives for the CIG community. In this role, the CM works with members of our 89 national and international member institutions in coordinating projects of moderate complexity. Projects often require interdisciplinary collaboration across the social, geo-, and computational sciences. The CM receives guidance from and reports to the CIG Director but works independently in executing their duties.

80% Academic Program Planning and Development
• Engage the community and lead the development and design of course material and online learning platform for educational materials in geodynamics.
• Engage the community in identifying improvements for JEDI developing new guidelines for the organization.
• Develop and maintain new communication channels. Solicit and develop content for newsletters, websites, announcements, and other platforms as developed.
• Engage in all aspects of virtual, hybrid, and onsite event planning and coordination.
• Monitor engagement platforms responding to and/or escalating community comments and requests in a timely and appropriate manner.
• Contribute to organizational-wide activities including proposal development and reporting.

Provides intellectual leadership and scholarship to their programs. Participates in professional societies and conferences appropriate to their field of specialty and duties staying up to date with best practices, new technologies, and trends. Gives oral presentations to public and professional interest groups, or at seminars, meetings, or educational functions. May contribute to scholarly activities but publishing is not an expectation of this position.

Participates in the administration of their units and the University through appropriate roles in governance and policy formulation. Represents the University in their special capacity as scholars during the discharge of their responsibilities. Engages in University service activities such as guest lecturing and committee service. Teaching classroom courses is not an expectation of this position.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Advanced degree in the Earth Sciences or related STEM field.
• Experience in developing and delivering content in a wide variety of communication channels including online, virtual, hybrid, and in person platforms.
• Working knowledge of python, c, c++, Jupyter, containerization technologies, html, markdown.
• Experience delivering and developing technical training materials.
• Excellent time management skills to work independently and prioritize work.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

• Experience working with and supporting community groups
• Knowledge of issues in JEDI and belonging
• Experience in science communication
• Experience in policy development
• Background in geodynamics and computational modeling
• Knowledge of best practices in developing and delivering online training

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Interest - Describe experience with:
    -Developing online educational content for undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional learners for synchronous and asynchronous learning
    -Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)
    -Planning, launching, and leading community initiatives

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Job location

Davis, CA