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06/27/2011

New Position Open in the Torrance Center for Creativity & Talent Development, University of Georgia

A new position has just opened in the Torrance Center for Creativity & Talent Development. Please share this with individuals who may be interested. Thank you, Mark

Mark A. Runco, PhD
Torrance Professor, Creative Studies & Gifted Education
Editor, Creativity Research Journal
http://www.coe.uga.edu/torrance/faculty.html

Assistant/Associate Research Scientist
E. Paul Torrance Center for Creativity & Talent Development
Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Education and Human Development

College of Education, University of Georgia

The E. Paul Torrance Center for Creativity & Talent Development in the College of Education (COE) at The University of Georgia (http://ww.coe.uga.edu/torrance/) is pleased to announce a research scientist position at the Assistant/Associate level who will be the associate director of the Torrance Center beginning as soon as the position can be filled.

The Torrance Center is a unit within the College’s Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Education and Human Development. The associate director will be under the supervision of Dr. Bonnie Cramond, Director of the Torrance Center.

Major duties and responsibilities include:

1. Serve as the associate director of the Torrance Center
2. Support the Director in providing information and promoting the Torrance Center to various audiences and clients with an interest in creativity and talent development
3. Engage in scholarly and creative research in collaboration with COE faculty and staff as well as interdisciplinary researchers from other colleges and universities
4. Provide expertise and administrative leadership in seeking and developing grants and contracts. Obtain independent research grants and contracts as the principal or co-principal investigator
5. Manage the Torrance unit including personnel and budgets

Required qualifications
· Master’s degree
· Prior experience writing and obtaining grants and contracts
· Prior experience with budget development and management

Desired qualifications
· Ph.D. in an area related to giftedness, creativity, innovation, or talent development.
· Prior experience in the design and implementation of large-scale programs, multi-year, multi-state program development, and interdisciplinary collaboration
· Prior experience in writing and obtaining external funding
· Prior experience managing budgets and supervising staff

Compensation
This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible, non-tenure earning appointment. The salary is highly competitive with excellent benefits.

Candidates should forward a letter of application, a statement of experience, and three letters of reference to:
Professor Allan Cohen (acohen@uga.edu)
Chair Torrance Center Search Committee
570 Aderhold Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, 30602. T

The review of applications will begin June 15, 2011. Applications received by that date will be assured full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified candidates from all relevant areas are encouraged to apply.

Posted at 02:03 PM

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