Marine Biological Laboratory Course Director in Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Duties and Responsibilities
A Course Director provides MBL with educational consulting services, including the design, organization and conduct of a course held on MBL premises. A Course Director is responsible for and will:
• determine course curriculum and schedules within broad subject area of course, and available facility dates
• appoint course Admissions Committee, Chair course Admissions Committee, and forward student admissions decisions to the MBL
• appoint faculty, teaching assistants, course assistants and other personnel as required to successfully carry out the course
• assist MBL in obtaining funding for the course (e.g., providing MBL in a timely fashion with all the necessary information for grant applications
• assist with the evaluation of the course by the MBL Education Committee
• on or about October 15 of the same year following the completion of the course, provide a written report concerning how the course progressed and was received to be used in funding applications and for reports to Foundations and other donors, and
• manage the discretionary course expenditures in a responsible manner and in accordance with funding-source restrictions.
The Course Director will provide skills, experience and expertise as an educational consultant and agrees to use his/her best efforts to apply these to projects on behalf of MBL.
Minimum Skills or previous experience required:
A Course Director is expected to be a noted researcher in a field of scientific expertise related to the subject matter of the course to be directed. Depending on the course, there may be a single Course Director or a team of Course Directors engaged as course leadership. Normally, an individual Course Director will have attained the Ph.D. or M.D. degree, and possess not less than 10 years of postdoctoral experience, but circumstances may differ from individual to individual, as reflected in their notoriety in the field, their experience managing a complex educational activity, and their willingness to accept responsibility for an MBL course. Previous teaching experience at the University level is expected.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)