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Staff Positions in Center for Oldest Ice Exploration

Oregon State University, COLDEX
Corvallis, Oregon
Salary commensurate with experience; full benefits package.
Closing date
Nov 25, 2021
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The College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University is seeking two professional staff members for the new COLDEX NSF Science and Technology Center. These are full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty positions. 

The Center for Oldest Ice Exploration (COLDEX), is a Science and Technology Center (STC) funded by the US National Science Foundation and headquartered in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. COLDEX is a multi-institution collaboration to explore Antarctica for the oldest possible polar ice samples and analyze those samples to understand the evolution of Earth’s climate system. It will also create and deliver novel educational and professional development programs for teachers, faculty and early career scientists (including undergraduate and graduate students), develop and implement programs to improve equity, inclusion, and diversity in polar science and transfer scientific knowledge to stakeholders and the public.  

The Managing Director will play a key role in managing all COLDEX activities including budget & fiscal operations, project planning and reporting, coordinating project meetings and activities, establishing internal processes and controls, and other management functions related to center activities.  The Managing Director will also represent the Center at annual meetings of NSF STC directors and interact with other STC managing directors and NSFstaff. The managing director will report to the Center Director and will work closely with other COLDEX Staff, OSU faculty members & students involved in the Center, and faculty and staff at the 14 collaborating institutions.  The managing director will support and provide strategic advice and input to the COLDEX executive committee on all decisions regarding Center directions and activities. The Managing Director will act as the Center liaison to other administrative units at Oregon State University, including the Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration, the Controller’s Unit, and the Procurement Office.  To apply see posting number P04915UF at under Academic Teaching/Research and Administrative/Professional Faculty or go to

The Director for Education will provide overall management of COLDEX educational programs including facilitating programs delivered by partner institutions, recruiting students and post docs, managing the COLDEX research experience for undergraduates (REU) program (including tracking student progress, advising students in the REU program, and facilitating successful student-mentor relationships), providing training in research practices and skills, ethical conduct of research, and other academic skills for undergraduates. The Director for Education will also communicate with COLDEX participants and external stakeholders about educational activities, track progress toward COLDEX educational goals, contribute to annual and other progress reports, and participate in organizing and delivering COLDEX meetings and workshops.

To apply, see posting number P04916UF at under Academic Teaching/Research and Administrative/Professional Faculty, or go to

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.  For more information about either position contact Ed Brook, more information about COLDEX see 

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