Postdoctoral position in CER at UNL

The Department of Chemistry at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is searching for a full-time postdoctoral position in chemistry education research with Dr. Alena Moon. The postdoctoral fellow will assist in constructing a learning progression for a core concept in physical 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 and an interest in learning progressions. 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 2018, with potential for renewal, with a salary of $48,000, including benefits. To apply, send a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and a statement of research goals and interests (1-2 pages) to Dr. Alena Moon ( The position will remain open until filled, but for full consideration, applications should be received by March 30, 2018.

UNL has a large and active discipline-based education research community with many opportunities for professional development, mentorship, and collaboration. The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. Lincoln, Nebraska (pop. 265,000) is a great place to live, work, and play. It boasts a comfortable family-friendly atmosphere with a burgeoning social scene. In 2013, Lincoln topped Gallup's annual wellbeing index, which ranks wellbeing in six categories: life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities.