Location: Remote with some travel

Full description of the position: The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is seeking two postdoctoral fellows or current students with mentoring experience to serve as Cohort Coordinators for the SURIEA program from May 29 – August 18, 2023. SURIEA is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students from racial/ethnic groups that are underrepresented in acoustics (i.e. Black, Latina/o, Native American, Alaskan Native). In addition to completing a summer project in a research or industry setting, participants will meet virtually at least once a week to discuss their experiences and learn about academic and career opportunities in acoustics or acoustics-related fields. Each Cohort Coordinator will receive compensation of $2,500 and travel funds to attend the Acoustics Short Course. Coordinator expectations are outlined below.


  • Meet virtually with cohort as a group once per week for ~1 hour
    • Facilitate weekly topic meetings such as:
    • Applying to grad school, attending conferences, writing papers, presenting posters/research, work/life balance
  • Have open ‘office hours’ to meet with cohort members one-on-one for ~15 minutes
    • Check in with every cohort member individually at least once a week
    • Learn about their research/internship progress and barriers
  • Make use of appropriate technology to interact with the cohort
  • Invite & schedule pre-identified guest speakers to interact with cohort
    • Other grad students, industry workers, ASA members, etc.
  • Help connect cohort members with people who could go into more depth about field specific questions/concerns


  • About 8-hours per coordinator weekly from May through August 2023
  • Participate in training on working with diverse groups, offered before and throughout SURIEA program


  • Background in an acoustics-related field
  • Experience in graduate studies and/or attending conferences
  • Good time-management skills
  • Good listening and communication (written and oral) skills (related to email and/or social media, also with leading and having discussions with mentee cohort, whether it be one-on-one or in groups)
  • Prior experience in education and outreach with undergraduates
  • Ability to organize and conduct well-run meetings and activities
  • Comfortable with learning/using software and social media to connect with cohort (and willing to learn the best methods with which to connect with cohort)


How to apply: Please answer the following prompts and submit them along with your resume or CV to summer-experience@acoustics.org by March 13, 2023.

  1. What experiences have you had mentoring college-aged students in the past?
  2. Describe your mentoring principles: e.g., how often should mentoring interactions take place, what supporting team members should interact with the student, what resources or activities should be provided…

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