Postdoctoral Position at UC San Diego: Advancing Equitable Hiring of Teaching-Focused Faculty in STEM

A postdoctoral position is available with Professor Stanley Lo in the Division of Biological Sciences at University of California San Diego as part of the Hiring Interventions for Representation and Equity (HIRE) Alliance project funded by the National Science Foundation (HRD-2113355). We are using design-based research to develop, implement, self-study, and evaluate a model to advance equitable hiring of teaching-focused faculty in STEM. Specifically, the position will collaborate with social science researchers, professional evaluators, and faculty fellows in the Alliance to examine how departmental and institutional factors may support or prevent the implementation of equitable faculty hiring practices.

What we offer

The HIRE Alliance is a stimulating intellectual environment with freedom to develop new research directions and collaborations with researchers across multiple UC campuses. At UC San Diego, we have a vibrant discipline-based education research community in STEM, a Science of Teaching seminar series in Biological Sciences, and a joint Ph.D. program in Mathematics and Science Education with San Diego State University. The postdoctoral scholar will participate in all phases of research in a complex project, including instrument development, data collection and analysis, publications, and new grant writing, while being encouraged to build on their own emerging research agenda. We support postdoctoral scholars with mentorship for multi-faceted career development and opportunities tailored towards individual career goals.

What we are looking for

Candidates should have a deep understanding of the current literature on equity, diversity, and inclusion in postsecondary education; relevant methodological backgrounds; and strong communication and project management skills. We particularly value collaborative individuals with the ability to work independently, mentor students, and coordinate multiple parallel projects. Candidates with Ph.D. or equivalent degree in any STEM discipline, education, learning sciences, or related fields are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Interested applicants should send a single PDF file with a cover letter summarizing their relevant experiences to the position and describing their research interests and career plans, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to Stanley Lo (>

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. Applicants are welcome to include in their cover letters a personal statement summarizing leadership efforts and/or contributions to>