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
DESIRED SKILL SET
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by March 13, 2023.
- What experiences have you had mentoring college-aged students in the past?
- 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…