- Drexel University
- Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Category: Admin-Other Administrative Positions
- Posting Date: 08/11/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Job no: 496461
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Engineering
Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.
This project is centered on Drexel’s commitment to ensuring diversity and equity across the career lifespan of faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the university. Our long-term goal is to create a pipeline of outstanding, diverse women leaders at Drexel; however, this can only be accomplished through the retention and promotion of women faculty at the institution. Drexel has a long history of recruiting talented women faculty at the Assistant Professor level, who are then promoted to Associate Professor. However, a recent internal audit identified a consistent and persistent gap in promotion to Full. The gap is particularly stark for underrepresented minority (URM) women. We propose a mixed-method study designed to 1) understand the policies, procedures, and practices that negatively impact midcareer women’s transition from Associate to Full Professor; 2) identify best-practice strategies developed by other ADVANCE institutions that might be tailored to fit Drexel’s context; and 3) develop a 5-Year STEM Faculty Equity Strategic Plan that is in line with the University’s strategic action plan developing inclusive and diverse leadership. More specifically, with support from this NSF ADVANCE Catalyst award, we will develop evidence-based fair and equitable promotion policies, procedures, and practices for use campus-wide, which center women and underrepresented faculty’s needs and interests, as we work to transform STEM leadership and shift the balance of power at Drexel to be more inclusive.
- A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available to work with an interdisciplinary team of faculty on an NSF-ADVANCE Catalyst funded project titled Catalyzing STEM Gender Equity at Drexel: Building a Foundation for Systemic Transformation. This 2-year, grant funded position will assist faculty members in designing, conducting, and analyzing mixed methods (e.g., interviews, survey, and policy analysis) research to meet the project goals. A PhD in a relevant social sciences field with focus on intersectionality and gender is required (i.e., degree in hand).
- A PhD or Doctorate Degree is required.
- A minimum of 1 year of directly related experience is required.
- Survey design expertise & basic statistical analysis.
- Interview / focus group design & analysis.
- intersectional feminist and gender theory.
- At least one of the following: higher education leadership, higher education policy, DEI, organizations, STEM, mentoring, professional development.
- Develop knowledge & disseminate findings through publications and webinars.
- Organize work effectively, conceptualize & prioritize objectives, and exercise independent judgement.
- Establish & maintain effective work relationships with other employees and the public.
• Travel for data collection, conference presentations, & workshops
• Experience working in interdisciplinary research teams
• Working with stakeholders to co-produce knowledge
• Experience working with NSF ADVANCE projects
• Proficiency in English
- University City.
- This position is classified as exempt with a salary grade of I. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, https://drexel.edu/hr/career/ducomp/salstructure/
Special Instructions to the Applicant
- Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.
Advertised: Aug 10 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Sep 10 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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