Postdoc Position at UTEP

Dear Colleague,

I'm writing to advertise a postdoc position in my chemistry education research lab at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). This position is to support a cross-sectional study on student reasoning development in the four-year chemistry undergraduate curriculum.

The applicant should have completed (or anticipate completion of) a doctoral degree in chemistry education, or chemistry with some demonstrated experience in DBER. Given the collaborative, and sometimes interdisciplinary, nature of science education research, we are also looking for candidates with interest or experience in collaborative projects with other chemistry/science/STEM educators and students.

Knowledge of statistical concepts and methods and their application to research analysis; of measurement, testing, and evaluation; and of research methods, principles, techniques, and philosophies. Skilled in conducting qualitative and quantitative research and in using computers, software, and statistical tools and programs. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee research projects, evaluate research data, ensure the development of measuring instruments with respect to reliability, relevance, and validity, interpret and publish research findings, and communicate effectively. Experience in chemistry education research with a focus on assessment of student learning is desired.

A complete application package will consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and email addresses of three references. The application package should be submitted to posting #9355 through the UTEP job portal ( The review of application materials will begin on February 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. The direct link below can be copy/pasted into a web browser.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law.

Any questions about the position can contact me directly at


Elizabeth Day

Elizabeth L. Day (she/her) 
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Phone: 915-747-5010
Mobile: 706-389-9827

500 W. University Ave
El Paso, TX 79968>>