FW: Postdoc Position - Purdue/Ohio State

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

This is a non-tenure track, 12 month post-doctoral associate position funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that explores the persistence of women, particularly women of color faculty in engineering, within the context of race, class, and gender. The post-doctoral associate will join an interdisciplinary research team including faculty and graduate students from the Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University, the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University, and the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University.


The successful candidate will co-lead a team of undergraduate and graduate students across all phases of the research and should demonstrate expertise in quantitative methods (such as survey methods, scale development and validation, regression analysis, event history analysis, etc.). This researcher will also assist with overseeing the logistics, internal and external communication and coordination of the project and will assist with managing and coordinating documentation, budgets, timelines, and reports. Quantitative expectations include the creation, launch, and analyses of a national survey of women engineering faculty representing race, class, and gender.

The candidate is expected to draw upon theoretical perspectives across a variety of fields (e.g., higher education, sociology, statistics, and psychology). Benefits include opportunities to contribute to a collaborative, positive, congenial and professional team environment; to be mentored by nationally recognized faculty with diverse perspectives; to disseminate findings at national conferences and within peer-reviewed scholarly journals. The salary for this position is $50,000.


The candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Sociology, science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM) Education, Leadership and Policy Studies, Learning Sciences, or related fields and must demonstrate skills in retrieving, reviewing, and synthesizing literature related to higher education, sociology, or other related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in quantitative research with backgrounds in educational psychology or statistics. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent skills in statistical analyses, causal inference, instrument development, and/or survey research skills and will have experience overseeing research projects; preparing reports and manuscripts; and organizing and compiling quantitative data. The candidate must demonstrate research interest(s) in one or more of the following areas: STEM postsecondary education; recruitment and retention of STEM graduate students and faculty; and intersectionality across diverse contexts. Good verbal and written skills in English are required.


Application Procedure
Send a letter electronically addressing your interest and qualifications, a current vita, the names of three professional references, and a copy of one or more publications (published or in press) to Dr. Monica F. Cox (cox.1192@osu.edu), Professor and Chair, Department of Engineering Education, The Ohio State University. The first round of application screenings will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. @osu.edu>