Postdoc position at the University of Maine


Mac Stetzer (Physics education researcher, and I ( are hiring a postdoc at the University of Maine:


The postdoctoral research associate will be involved in a project that aims to enhance the experience of first-year STEM students at the university level. The project will be focused on understanding the first-year student experience and designing professional development for faculty. Salary for this position is between $45,000 and $47,000 commensurate with experience.

This postdoc includes:

  • Helping to develop and facilitating professional development programs targeting STEM faculty
  • Managing the collection and analyses of classroom observations and course artifacts
  • Interviewing STEM faculty on topics related to their instructional practices
  • Conducting statistical analyses on survey data collected from students enrolled in STEM courses
  • Providing logistical support for project coordination

The work will also be in collaboration with Brian Couch (biology education researcher, and Marilyne Stains (chemistry education researcher, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree focused in STEM education or a STEM field by the start of the appointment. Your background can be from any STEM field. Preferred qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated interest in education research, interactive teaching, faculty development, statistical analyses, and/or qualitative research
  • Excellent written communication skills evidenced through a record of scholarly publications
  • The ability to coordinate and manage projects with multiple data sources

To apply please click on the link in the URL ( and upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications; and provide contact information for three professional references.


We will start reviewing applications on January 31, 2018.


Thanks so much!

Michelle –


Michelle Smith, Ph.D. Associate Professor C. Ann Merrifield Professorship in Life Science Education School of Biology and Ecology RiSE Center 207-581-2604

Marilyne Stains Associate Professor Department of Chemistry University of Nebraska-Lincoln 649A Hamilton Hall Lincoln, NE 68588-0304 Personal Website 402-472-3503