Postdoc Position in Chemistry Education at the University of Louisville


I would like to advertise for a postdoctoral-level position:

The Department of Chemistry at University of Louisville is searching for a full-time postdoctoral position in Chemistry Education research with Dr. Morgan Balabanoff. The postdoctoral fellow will assist in investigating core concepts and practices in chemistry. The successful applicant will design and conduct qualitative interviews with a range of participants—from introductory undergraduate students to graduate students.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Education, Science Education, or a related field with significant interest and experience in undergraduate science education research. The ideal candidate will have experience with qualitative and quantitative research. The candidate must have experience working with diverse groups, strong communication skills (verbal and written), and excellent organizational abilities.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 1) designing, conducting, and analyzing qualitative interviews; 2) publishing and presenting research findings at conferences and in refereed journals; and 3) assisting in the development of research proposals to secure extramural funding. Additionally, there will be opportunities for the applicant to pursue independent research interests.

The postdoctoral position is a one-year (12 month) appointment starting Fall 2022, with potential for renewal, with a salary of $50,000, including benefits.

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and a statement of research goals and interests (1-2 pages). Applications can be submitted via email to The position will remain open until filled, but for full consideration, applications should be received by May 15, 2022.

Please send any questions about the position to Dr. Morgan Balabanoff: (

UofL is a state-supported research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. The Department of Chemistry is on the 287-acre Belknap Campus three miles from downtown Louisville. UofL hosts teaching and learning resources to support the development of new and innovative teaching practices, including the Delphi Center and the 165,000 sq. ft. Belknap Academic Classroom Building (BAB) fitted with the latest active learning environment technology.

The Department of Chemistry encourages candidates to apply who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive work environments, will work effectively on increasingly diverse teams, and will serve the increasingly diverse students we admit and want to attract.

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Morgan Balabanoff

Morgan Balabanoff, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

University of Louisville

Chemistry Building 322

(502) 852-7296