Postdoc opportunity at University of Iowa

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher position in Chemistry Education in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa.

The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of extension for a second year based on performance and the availability of funding. The beginning salary will be $56,484.00.

Duties and responsibilities:
The successful candidate will work on chemistry education research projects including, but not limited to, a project addressing undergraduate chemistry students’ use of graphical models in predicting chemical phenomena. The successful candidate will be expected to:

* Design assessments, including interview protocols for eye-tracking studies
* Collect and analyze survey, semi-structured interview, and eye tracking data
* Analyze qualitative data using qualitative software packages
* Describe, in writing, themes emerging from analyses

Education Requirement:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemical education, science education, or a closely related field.

Required qualifications

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

* Strong chemistry content knowledge
* Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
* Strong teaching and mentoring skills
* Experience in qualitative data collection and data analysis using software packages

Desirable qualifications:

* Strong record of publication and scholarly writing
* Prior experience working with students’ mathematical reasoning and/or students’ engagement in science practices
* Curricular development experience
* Experience in quantitative data analysis
* Experience in using quantitative analyses
* Experience in using eye-tracking methodologies

Please submit a CV, cover letter, writing sample, and list of three references who may be contacted at the following website:

Review of applications will begin on May 1 and will continue until the position has been filled. Start date is negotiable, but preference will be given to candidates who can start Summer 2023. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. Nicole Becker,