Postdoctoral Associate, Professional Development

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
30 May 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Postdoctoral Associate for Graduate Student Professional Development is a training position designed to prepare a new PhD graduate for a career pathway in academic administration, with a focus on developing, implementing, and assessing professional development opportunities. This position will support the expansion of programming directed at PhD students that can be offered by the Office of the Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs in collaboration with Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs and will jointly report to those offices. The postdoctoral associate will work with stakeholders across the University to coordinate professional development initiatives and minimize duplication of efforts, as well as identify graduate student skill needs. They will also work collaboratively with the Director of Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs and BU faculty to backward design, create content for, and implement new workshops and short courses.

Required Skills

Doctoral Degree. Position requires strong teaching and facilitation skills, as well as the ability to collaborate with stakeholders across many diverse disciplines and backgrounds. Experience designing curriculum is desired. The position requires proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat. Employee must have strong organization, writing, and interpersonal skills, and an ability to thrive in a complex environment.

How to apply:  To apply, submit a CV with a publication list, cover letter, a relevant publication, class/workshop design, or writing sample, and three references via email to Sarah Hokanson at

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston , Massachusetts, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular