STEM Education Research Postdoc at Nebraska

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Undergraduate STEM Education Research at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research associate position in discipline-based education research. The associate will be involved in two multi-institutional projects supported by grants from the National Science Foundation. Both projects aim at enhancing the experience of students in STEM courses through professional development and investigations of STEM faculty. Responsibilities associated with this position include:

  • 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 associate will be co-mentored by Brian Couch from the School of Biological Sciences and Marilyne Stains from the Department of Chemistry.

Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree focused in STEM education or a STEM field by the start of the appointment. Preferred applicants will have demonstrated interests in education research, interactive teaching, faculty development, statistical analyses, and/or qualitative research. The successful candidate will have excellent written communication skills evidenced through a record of scholarly publications and the ability to coordinate and manage projects with multiple data sources.

Initial appointment is for one year with the expectation of renewal.

Applications should include (1) a cover letter, (2) a one-page summary of the applicant's educational research interests, (3) a curriculum vitae, and (4) the names and contact information for three references who can provide letters of support upon request. All applicant materials should be uploaded at this website Application review will begin on Oct 2, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. The start date is flexible.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.