Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Virginia

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (A&S) and the Center for Teaching Excellence seek candidates for a Research Associate position to begin in the fall semester of 2017. Responsibilities include co-instructing courses for teaching assistants (TAs) in SEAS and A&S, developing and conducting educational research related to teaching courses, participating in educational development programs as part of the post-doctoral teaching mentorship process and helping to create a model for expanding these teaching courses to other STEM departments. Research associate appointments are made on a one-year basis and annual reappointment is contingent upon satisfactory performance and the continued availability of funding. This position is funded for two years.

Candidates must have a PhD or EdD in science, engineering, math or STEM education fields or equivalent, have teaching experience and exhibit potential for conducting STEM education research in higher education. Knowledge of and experience implementing evidence-based teaching practices are required along with strong oral and written communication and organizational skills. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in a STEM discipline with training in STEM education (or a PhD/EdD in STEM education with training in a STEM discipline). Preference will also be given to candidates with qualitative and quantitative education research experience and demonstrated evidence of outstanding accomplishments in teaching.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0620985. Complete a Candidate Profile online; attach a CV/Resume and a cover letter stating your experience with teaching and research in STEM in higher education; and provide contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

For additional information about the position, please contact Lindsay Wheeler at or 434-982-2816.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to developing diversity in faculty and research staff and welcomes applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.


Lindsay Wheeler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of STEM Education Initiatives

Center for Teaching Excellence

Department of Chemistry

University of Virginia