Postdoc position available in the Popova Group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UNC Greensboro

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher in the Popova Group at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The postdoctoral scholar will work on an NSF-sponsored project titled “Collaborative Research: Broadening Instructional Innovation in the Chemistry Laboratory through Excellence in Curriculum Development.” The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for a major portion of data collection and analysis, aiming to characterize the impact of professional development on laboratory curriculum developers’ thinking and practices. Duties will include but are not limited to designing assessments and protocols, collecting data, analyzing data, mentoring students, and disseminating results through manuscripts and presentations at conferences. The position requires an ability to work independently and to collaborate with others, often handling multiple deadlines concurrently. If interested, the postdoctoral scholar will have opportunities to participate in external proposal writing. The salary is $55,000. The position is available as early as May 2024 (the start date is negotiable).  Screening of applicants will begin on April 1, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates must have (or will shortly earn) a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry Education Research, STEM Education Research, or a closely related field. Preferred qualifications include expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods, excellent writing skills and a record of scholarly publications, strong organizational and communication skills, and a willingness and interest to learn new skills and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Previous experience studying faculty/knowledge of related literature is highly advantageous.

Please submit (a) a cover letter expressing interest in the position (1-2 pages), (b) a CV, (c) an example of a scholarly work (writing sample), and (d) names and email addresses of three references at the following link:

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Maia Popova at