Launched in 2009, California State University, Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) is the first centralized undergraduate research office in the 23-campus California State University System. UROC’s mission is to build students’ self-efficacy and educational ownership through scholarship, undergraduate research, and personal achievement. We achieve this mission through mentored undergraduate research, extensive training, and professional experiences, including conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications. This model translates to student success — fifty of our students have gone on to graduate programs, with 10 receiving the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. UROC’s success hinges on engaged students, committed faculty and campus leadership, and, of course, a dedicated and inspiring staff.
ASSESSMENT AND EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
The Assessment and Educational Research Associate (AERA) is a permanent university position. The AERA will: design and implement UROC’s educational assessment and evaluation research agenda; assess UROC-related curriculum and programming; publish UROC’s findings; and develop research proposals that advance the vision of UROC and CSUMB. Our ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in educational psychology, educational assessment, or related field. We’re looking for candidates with a strong background in STEM or undergraduate research, and the ability and desire to lead a major research initiative.
The Curriculum Coordinator is a grant funded position and will: design and deliver UROC’s undergraduate four-semester Research Seminar series; design and deliver UROC’s undergraduate research and graduate school preparation workshops; develop UROC’s web-based undergraduate research resources, training modules, and instructional videos; provide UROC mentor training to faculty, graduate students, and research partners; publish UROC’s findings; and write funding proposals. Our ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in education or related field, a strong background in STEM or undergraduate research, and robust curriculum development and teaching skills.