CER Postdoc: Green Chemistry

Dear Colleagues,

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher in chemistry education research to work on an NSF funded project Designing and Evaluating Organic Chemistry Curricular Resources for Green and Sustainable Chemistry. The successful candidate will be co-mentored by Professors Elizabeth Day and Melanie Cooper, and it is possible to work remotely.

The applicant should have completed (or anticipate completion of) a doctoral degree in chemistry education, or chemistry with some demonstrated experience in DBER. Applicants should have a strong commitment to undergraduate STEM education and interest in working with a leading group of interdisciplinary STEM education researchers.

The successful candidate will have experience with a mix of some set of the following areas, enabling the Research Associate to make unique contributions to the research team:

● green and sustainable chemistry
● research on institutional change
● assessment of student learning
● assessment of student affect
● observation protocol development and use
● qualitative research methods
● quantitative research methods
● mentoring undergraduate researchers
● presenting and publishing research findings

Excellent writing and organizational skills are required, and the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The salary is commensurate with education and experience, and the appointment will be on an annual basis with the possibility for renewal/reappointment contingent on a successful performance and funding availability.

A complete application package will consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, two samples of scholarly writing, and names and email addresses of three references. The application package should be submitted to posting # 733294 at careers.msu.edu. The review of application materials will begin on January 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Appointment is contingent upon successfully completing a full background check. The targeted start date is flexible between April 1 and August 31, 2022.

Contact Melanie Cooper (mmc@msu.edu) or Elizabeth Day (elday@utep.edu) for more information

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.