Post-Doc Position at Portland State University

Dear CER Colleagues,

I am posting this ad (below) on behalf of my BER colleague, Dr. Erin Shortlidge as the post-doc position she has is open to all DBER researchers.

While I am not a part of Dr. Shortlidge's NSF funded project, our groups are co-located, work closely together at times, and run joint group meetings. Therefore, if a CER researcher was brought onboard, they would interact with and have access to me and my group.

jack barbera

Dear Colleagues,

I am happy to announce that we are hiring a postdoctoral researcher to contribute to our collaborative National Science Foundation-funded project:  Evolving the Culture of Biology: Promoting Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development to Foster Inclusion, Efficacy, and Evidence-based Practices” (NSF DUE #2142742). This project will develop, facilitate, and evaluate a series of regional Evolving the Culture of Biology (ECB) Workshops, designed to host teams of scholars from at least 60 unique institutions.  The workshops will focus on developing inclusive, evidence-based, teaching assistant (TA) professional development programs.  

The postdoc will primarily be mentored by Erin Shortlidge (Portland State University), and will collaborate closely with the rest of the ECB team. The postdoc will learn and practice social science and discipline-based education research methods, while conducting research on the intersection of biology instructor identity, beliefs, practices, and context. The postdoc will work with the team on workshop development and facilitation of professional development, have opportunities to mentor graduate and undergraduate researchers, and collaborate and gain mentorship from a multi-institutional team.

This position may start as early as June 2023 with the possibility of renewal for up to four years. Review of applications will begin by the end of December 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. For more details and to apply, please visit:

Do not hesitate to contact Erin Shortlidge ( with questions. Please share this posting with your networks.  Thank you!


Erin (on behalf of the ECB team)


Erin E. Shortlidge, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology and Biology Education 
Academic Affairs Leadership Fellow in Inclusive Pedagogy in STEM Education
Department of Biology  |  Portland State University
Portland, OR 97201