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Collections Editor/Curriculum Specialist

Professional Development Hub, Worcester, Massachusetts

Position Description:

Professional Development Hub, or pd|hub, is a national, multi-stakeholder initiative dedicated to advancing the professional development of graduate and postdoctoral scientists by building capacity for the spread of evidence-based educational practices in this space. pd|hub is moving into its next phase, which will include developing peer-reviewed collections of evidence-based practices in graduate/postdoctoral education (specifically, in the area of STEM PhD career & professional development), paired with training and mentoring to assist educators in adapting and implementing strategies.

We are seeking to hire two positions to support this and other projects of pd|hub. Flexible employment arrangements, including part-time work, scheduling, and remote work can be considered. pd|hub is hosted by UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA.

Position Description and Responsibilities:
The Collections Editor/Curriculum Specialist will be part of the pd|hub core team, working closely with the PI/Director and Collections Co- Investigator to ensure success of the Collections and corresponding activities.
  • Oversee & manage Collections, including the submissions process, peer review process, model annotations, instructional strategies in train-the-trainer workshops, and mentoring groups
  • Work with the PI, co-I, consultants, and working groups on development and evolution of mechanisms for the Collections
  • Support & manage activities of cohorts of Fellows whose models are selected for the Collection, including Fellows’ annotation of models, workshop development, mentoring group facilitation, and dissemination of Collection models
  • With guidance from consultants, ensure that Collection materials explicitly highlight key teaching/implementation strategies, such as strategies to further equity and inclusion
  • Draft materials bringing elements of the Collections together (such as a preface or literature reviews), blog posts, and journal articles to support dissemination
  • Oversee development and maintenance of an online framework for Collection materials
  • Support implementation of assessment and evaluation for the Collections, in collaboration with consultants focused in these areas
  • Ensure that project development and completion is timely, successful, and meets expectations
  • Contribute to strategic planning for sustaining, growing, and evolving Collections in the broader context of pd|hub
  • Represent pd|hub on committees and at external meetings and conferences
  • Contribute to other activities of pd|hub as needed


  • PhD in a STEM discipline with at least one year of experience teaching (preferred: in graduate/postdoctoral education, career & professional development).
  • Experience developing and implementing training approaches; able to articulate what is needed to implement training approaches.
  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal, visual). Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals and diverse teams.
  • Experience working in an early-stage organization, office, or initiative preferred.

To Apply:

Please send a CV & cover letter to


This post will be available until December 4, 2020 or until filled.

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