TIES Communications Manager


Reporting to the TIES director, the CM is primarily responsible for the development, management and implementation of all aspects of TIES communications and public relations. The CM will know how to communicate science effectively to TIES’ intended audiences and stakeholders, which include: (1) K-12 educators and students; (2) lifelong learners; (3) undergraduate non-science majors; (4) policy and decision makers; and (5) other stakeholders, to be determined. The successful candidate will know how to select appropriate communications media and messaging for these intended audiences and use metrics and analytics to track efficacy and reach.

The TIES Communications Manager (CM) will network and collaborate with the broad UF community, which consists of more than 50 academic departments, centers and institutes, to promote relevant research in Earth systems science. The position will be a visible and active member of the UF communications community and other Earth systems-related academic units, agencies and stakeholders in Florida and beyond.

The CM will represent TIES in meetings and functions, either along with the director and other team members, or as the delegated representative of the Institute. The CM will also be the principal link to UF’s College of Journalism and Communications, as well as to other communications and PR-related units on the UF campus and beyond. The position will be the primary media point-of-contact for TIES.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, one who is both highly collaborative and works well in project teams, but also knows when and how to complete work independently, as appropriate. Strong, diverse communications skills are essential, including proficiency in working with print, digital and social media.

The CM will embrace the core values of the museum, as well as those specific to TIES, including a particular commitment to diversity and inclusion. The CM will actively promote a TIES team culture that is committed to minimizing institutional hierarchy and perceived individual status by valuing the expertise and contributions of all team members.

Examples of representative TIES activities include:

Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree in an appropriate area; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Starting Salary

$65,000, commensurate with education and experience.

Apply Here: http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/509226/communications-manager

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  

Deadline to Apply

Friday, December 7th, 11:59 pm Eastern Time.



Assistant Curator – Museum Education


The Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH), University of Florida, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Curator level in the broad field of natural history museum education, with an anticipated starting date of August 2019. The academic focus will be learning research with informal (museum) and formal (K-12) audiences. In addition to other museum faculty and staff, the incumbent will be expected to develop collaborations with other UF colleges, including teaching courses and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. We are particularly interested in candidates who align within the mission of the Thompson Institute for Earth Systems (TIES) (www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/ties) as well as add to, and build, educational programs involving the collections-based research strengths of the FLMNH.

The appointee will be a faculty member in the FLMNH (www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu), and will benefit from a strong collaborative culture across all museum disciplines and other colleges at UF. UF values broad diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and is committed to a robust, inclusive and welcoming climate for learning, research, and other work.  UF is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and access and seeks individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders and other attributes who, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity of individuals in work and learning activities.  The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Qualified candidates must have a PhD in the learning sciences, education, or relevant science domain by the time of appointment, with content focus in natural history, biodiversity, and/or earth systems. Demonstrated research emphasis will include one or more of the following: museum science (STEM) education, broadening participation, state-wide and community engagement, and/or scalable e-learning. Additional desired skills and experience include program evaluation and externally funded research.

Application Instructions

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 21, 2018 and will continue to receive applications until this position is filled. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. The application must include: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of no more than 3 pages describing research, teaching, and museum education experience; (4) digital copies of no more than three publications; (5) the names of three individuals for letters of recommendation.

For additional information, please contact Bruce MacFadden (bmacfadd@flmnh.ufl.edu), Chair, Search Committee.

Apply Here

Deadline to Apply: Nov 21, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time