Mar 15


The REBUILD Detroit Program, a consortium of Marygrove College, University of Detroit Mercy, Wayne State University and Wayne County Community College District, seeks three postdoctoral training fellows (PTFs) to support the implementation of a $21.2 M five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal of the REBUILD Detroit Program is to transform undergraduate education at the four member institutions to establish Detroit as a center for biomedical research training for underrepresented undergraduate students. 

The PTFs will collaborate with consortium faculty, staff, and undergraduate students to design a common curriculum emphasizing mentored research among Detroit’s diverse student populations leading to accelerated pipelines into master’s and doctoral degrees to ensure students succeed in biomedical research careers. This common curriculum will include courses containing authentic research experiences based on the Research Coordination Network (RCN) model in the areas of biology, chemistry, and social/health sciences. For more information, see www.rebuildetroit.org.

We seek postdoctoral candidates with a strong interest in undergraduate teaching and research. PTFs will work closely with faculty mentors across the four institutions on: implementing innovative pedagogical strategies in courses based on the RCN model, facilitating a RCN learning community with graduate teaching fellows at each institution, engaging with undergraduate BUILD Scholars on joint research experiences, and participating in various capacities in summer enrichment programs.

Program Objectives:

For PTFs, it is expected that this role in the REBUILD Detroit Program will provide opportunities to significantly deepen your understanding of and skills in science teaching in a higher education environment including community colleges, regional or state colleges, and primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs). Over the course of this two-year fulltime fellowship, PTFs will design learning experiences, assessments, and laboratory exercises; engage in research activities with students; guide student learning communities; teach using evidence-based methods; meet with mentors; and participate in professional development workshops and conferences. In addition to gaining the above experiences, PTFs will develop a teaching portfolio to prepare for future positions with a strong emphasis in undergraduate STEM education. It is also expected that the PTF will actively seek a full-time faculty position during the second year of their fellowship.


The REBUILDETROIT Program Postdoctoral training fellowships are open to postdoctoral scientists with an interest in undergraduate STEM education (a potential to blend their research with undergraduate education). Eligibility is not restricted to scientists in biomedical programs, but they should have previous research experience with the disciplinary content associated with one of the RCN models:

  • Chemistry: environmental and analytical chemistry
  • Biology: genomics, bioinformatics
  • Social/Health Sciences: socioecological mixed-methods to investigate health disparities

Applicants should have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching as well as an active research agenda related to one of the RCN areas.

To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants must be: 1) U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application; 2) received a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in a STEM discipline (including social and behavioral sciences) no earlier than 2009 and before September 2015.

This is a 2-year fellowship funded by a NIH grant.

Application Process:

Complete applications must include the following items.

      1. A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
      2. An unofficial transcript of doctoral coursework
      3. Cover letter describing their professional background, including any
      prior teaching experience, and career goals
      4. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your doctoral research advisor.

Please compile items 1-3 into one PDF file and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Letters of recommendation/support may be sent directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Review of applications will begin April 30, 2015. Applicants will be notified by May 31, 2015. Fellowships will commence Fall 2015.

Please contact Ms. Kiana Daniels, Coordinator, REBUILDETROIT Program, Institutional Development Core, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions.


Mar 15

The Educational Leadership Program housed in the Education Division of Marygrove College invites applications for part-time adjunct faculty beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year. The Educational Leadership program is an online program. We are currently seeking instructors to teach the following courses: Organizational Theory and Management, Executive Leadership and Ethical Decision Making, Managerial Finance, Introduction to Management and Leadership, Curriculum Theory and Development, Introduction to Educational Research, Legal Issues in Education, and Supervision of Personnel and Staff Development


The qualified candidates will possess a doctorate in a related discipline. Applicants possessing experience in educational leadership within K-12 school systems is preferred. Applicant must possess excellent communication skills; have the ability to work well with students, faculty and staff; have experience in teaching online.

To be assured of consideration, applicants must submit:

1) application letter which includes teaching philosophy,

2) a vitae, and

3) two letters of recommendation to:

Kim Henderson, Administrative Assistant to the Education Division, Marygrove College, 8425 West McNichols Road, Detroit, MI 48221, or by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Review of applications will begin immediately.

Mar 15


Job Title: Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
Department: Communications & Marketing
Reports to: Vice President of Institutional Development
Classification: Exempt

Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Chief Communications and Marketing Officer (CCMO) develops and oversees all of the College’s communications, marketing and media/public relations strategies, and competitive assessments and activities (both internal and external) that will build the Marygrove’s brand, leading to increased awareness, revenue, and relevance for key constituents. This position also provides direction and oversight for support of high-level campus events. The successful candidate will possess exceptional leadership skills with strategic, creative and financial acumen as well as a strong business intellect.

Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Development and execution of the College’s Communications and Marketing strategies
  • Oversight of the Communications and Marketing team and responsibilities:
    • Marketing communications, internal communications, electronic and print design, copywriting, all of Marygrove’s websites, web/online content administration and social media management and marketing. The marketing group is also responsible for working with outside vendors as partners in web design and execution, advertising, print materials development and distribution, and campaign and event management.
  • Communications and Marketing budget responsibility
  • Provides oversight and support for C-suite communications (President, Board of Trustees, Senior Leadership Team)
  • Works closely with VP of Institutional Advancement on implementation of initiatives to support the College’s sales and retention drivers.
  • Oversight and responsibility for the College’s marketing analytics (Hubspot COS)
  • Strategy and oversight for the College's Communications and Marketing collateral materials— including, print, online, multi-media, etc.
  • Coordination and interface with key internal stakeholders to develop and leverage core capabilities and initiatives for and across the College
  • Oversight of Communications and Marketing support for Institutional Advancement initiatives, including but not limited to special events, alumni relations, fund development, major donor campaigns, etc.
  • Oversight and management of media relations, crisis communications
  • Support for Subject Matter Experts at customer and industry events to build equity and awareness, including to but not limited to:
    • Conducting and analyzing market research to understand and build brand position
    • Owning all templates and brand assets; providing an overall look-and-feel for the brand
    • Ensuring company and brand messaging is consistent across all channels and audiences
    • Working with VP, Institutional Advancement and college leadership to develop new strategies to build the brand and enhance messaging consistent with College’s direction
  • Strategy and development of the College’s online marketing, including, but not limited to:
    • Defining goals, objectives and strategies for College’s website and microsites,
    • Overseeing the College’s online marketing/e-commerce including, SEO, SEM, CRM, social networking, online reputation management, multi-media marketing: such as videos, webinars, weblogs, etc.
  • Ensures consistent creative output throughout the Communications and Marketing team by managing design and voice/tone for campaigns, programs, events, and other initiatives.
  • Research, analyze and monitor financial, technological, and demographic factors to capitalize on market opportunities.
  • Evaluate and recommend distribution channel development programs.
  • Guides preparation of marketing activity reports and presents to executive management.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Senior Leadership team.


  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business or similar discipline
  • 10+ years’ communications, marketing, media and community relations experience
  • Management experience and examples of success in planning, budget creation and oversight, setting priorities
  • Ability to manage teams of people with wide-ranging skills from highly creative to analytical
  • Project and event management experience
  • Sourcing and developing relationships with outside vendors, agencies and creative talents
  • Ability to plan and manage at both strategic and operational levels
  • Exceptional track record of developing and implementing communications and marketing strategies that have consistently met or exceeded planned objectives, providing personal leadership through example
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and staff to create a results-driven, team oriented environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage all Communications and Marketing activities (PR, corporate identity, website, etc.)
  • Substantial experience working with business and industry press
  • Strong marketing strategic planning and analysis skills
  • Substantial experience working with senior executives

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter with salary requirement and three employment references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (state title of position on subject line). The screening process will continue until a successful candidate is chosen. For information on the College, see www.marygrove.edu

Marygrove College is committed to achieving a faculty and staff that is reflective of its diverse student body, and welcomes and encourages applications from members of communities historically underrepresented in higher education. EOE

Feb 15

Job Title: Adjunct Faculty
Department: Online Education Division, MAT program
Reports to: Director of Online Education Division
Classification: Part-Time
Date Prepared:

The Online Education Division, in partnership with faculty and staff, enhances student learning options by providing high quality, online, degree and non-degree programs that deliver exceptional content and state-of-the-art technology support with the purpose of increasing student knowledge, developing key skills and preparing students to lead urban communities into the future.

The MAT Adjunct Faculty is a direct report to the Director of Online Education Division and is also responsible for the development, implementation, and success of teaching and learning in specific multiple academic online programs the faculty is qualified and authorized to teach. This position includes, but is not limited to helping meet accreditation, evaluation, strategic initiatives in curriculum and instruction, course and content development, student advising, graduate advising, and program coordination. We are looking for adjunct faculty from multiple areas: Education, Education Technology, Instructional Design, Special Education, Reading Education, Math Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Teacher Education, Education Administration or related.


  • Participatory, interactive, constructive, and socratic teaching of the subject matter, establishing learning communities and utilizing online technologies available within the course and college to maximize learning experience.
  • Conduct textbook reviews when necessary.
  • Connect with IRB review committee/person for graduate thesis advising. Maintain, track, and process thesis progress reports, plan of work, and feedback/evaluation processes for graduating students.
  • Program advisor to students, addressing emails and phone calls of personal students about the program, contact information, etc.
  • Facilitate curriculum and instruction development in coordination with projects as developed by the Academic Operations Manager and Division Chair.
  • Faculty webinar/conference participation, involvement, and/or presentation
  • Facilitate the implementation of initiatives, HLC, Open Pathways, TEAC, INTASC and INACOL standards, and other course development projects.
  • Involvement with online, discipline, and departmental committees and subcommittees to work on improving curriculum, curriculum updates, college initiatives, and faculty training.
  • Address student inquiries about courses, course feedback, course instructions, etc., within 24 hours or less; grade with formative and summative feedback on all assignments each week, returning all graded work each week, etc.
  • Involvement each semester as a Faculty Advisor for Graduate Capstone/Thesis development with students, Content Specialists with Instructional Designers, Course Reviewers, and/or Faculty Trainer, mentoring new online faculty into teaching for Marygrove based on the training program, standards, expectations, and policies established by the Online Education Division.
  • Involvement with research in the field, APA guidelines and updates.
  • Collaborate and facilitate utilization of resources for self and students with the Writing Center and Library.
  • Follow and uphold processes, and maintain professionalism in communications with students, faculty, staff and administration.
  • Maintain technological skills and professional development to address new trends in learning and teaching: adaptive learning, technology, etc.
  • Maintain academic rigor and high standards while maintaining excellent communication and sensitivities to diverse students, students’ learning styles, confidence and learning needs as expected for undergraduate and graduate level courses.
  • Meet deadlines for course readiness and other process workflows and uphold contractual obligations per expectations and requirements of the online division.
  • Further duties as evolved.



  • PhD or Ed.D in discipline/subject to teach. Current areas: Education, Reading, Special Education, Education Technology, Instructional Design, Teaching, Math Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Teacher Education, Education Administration or related.
  • Three (3) years online teaching experience in higher education
  • Three (3) years Blackboard 8.0 or higher experience.
  • Three (3) years’ experience with academic technologies: MOOCs, mobile, textbook/publisher software.
  • Three (3) years’ experience with principles of contemporary instructional and curriculum design (ADDIE, UbD, student-center, constructive, learning communities).
  • Articulate, timely and consistent verbal and written communication.
  • Research experience in field and as an educator.
  • Proficient in computer skills, MS Office skills, and related software
  • Ability to adapt and learn new technologies and software
  • Ability to use online virtual conferencing software (e.g. WebEx, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of evaluation, assessment, and training.
  • Ability to collaborate extensively with instructional designers, quality assurance, and the OED office
  • Solid understanding of higher education mission, trends, and needs.
  • Strong understanding of adult learning theory and how it applies to online education.
  • Strong understanding of curriculum including but not limited to Education, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, Sciences, Mathematics, etc.
  • Ability to work from any location and at different times as needed for certain projects.
  • Committed to the team and goals.



  • One (1) year faculty mentoring/training experience.
  • Graduate student advising
  • Experience in curriculum design and course development.
  • Experience with media, technology, and various tools to enhance learning.
  • Experience with IRB reviews.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and successfully complete tasks according to established deadlines.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity and equality.
  • The ability to responsibly handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.


Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter outlining salary requirements, resume and contact information for three professional references. All applications should be sent electronically in MS Word format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

An equal opportunity employer, Marygrove College is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

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