Three postdoc positions in science education at Arizona State University

Please see below for three postdoc opportunities in science education.

Thanks!
Sara Brownell
Associate Professor
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University

*Three postdoctoral scholar positions in science education at Arizona State
University*
The Biology Education Research Lab in the School of Life Sciences at
Arizona State University seeks applicants for postdoctoral research
scholars in science education. These postdoctoral scholars will join a
vibrant community of science education research scholars at Arizona State
University as part of the Research for Inclusive Science Education (RISE)
Center. There are multiple opportunities for professional development and
opportunities for the postdoctoral scholar to develop their own interests
and projects in science education research. Candidates must have: (a) a
Ph.D. in biology, science education, or a closely related field, (b) a
research record, and (c) demonstrated interest in discipline-based
education research. Preference for all applicants will be a strong record
of education research, strong oral and written communication skills,
ability to collaborate well as part of a team, and a willingness to be open
to feedback. Specific details about the positions and preferences are
below.

Position #1:
The postdoctoral scholar will join a project to explore biases in
instructor exams in introductory biology courses and how exams could be
modified to help them be more accurate and fair measures of student
understanding. The postdoctoral scholar will be supervised directly by
discipline-based education researcher Dr. Sara Brownell and will be part of
a NSF-funded collaborative team consisting of Dr. Christian Wright, a
discipline-based education researcher at Arizona State University, and Dr.
Min Li, a psychometrician at the University of Washington. Preference for
this position will be given to applicants with the following
characteristics: strong skills in statistical analyses, including
regressions and mixed effects modeling and/or psychometrics; and ability to
work with large datasets.

Position #2:
The postdoctoral scholar will join a project focused on identifying
inequities in student experiences in undergraduate science and working with
faculty members and administrators to implement more inclusive strategies.
The postdoctoral scholar will be supervised directly by Dr. Sara Brownell
and will be part of a HHMI-funded Inclusive Excellence team at Arizona
State University consisting of Dr. James Collins, Dr. Ariel Anbar, and Dr.
Paul LePore. Preference for this position will be given to applicants with
the following characteristics: strong qualitative research skills and
strong interpersonal skills in being able to work with faculty to implement
inclusive teaching practices.

Position #3:
The postdoctoral scholar will join a project to explore evolution
education, particularly how to improve evolution education for students who
struggle to accept evolution. The postdoctoral scholar will be supervised
directly by Dr. Sara Brownell. Preference for this position will be given
to applicants with the following characteristics: strong research design
and methodological skills, especially for mixed-methods studies, and strong
statistical skills.

These positions are full-time, fiscal appointment, with a flexible start
date of sometime between November 1st, 2018 and October 31st, 2019 with the
possibility of renewal for up to one additional year, dependent on
available funding, performance, and the needs of the University.

Candidates should electronically submit a combined PDF with 1 pg cover
letter that indicates which position(s) they are interested in, curriculum
vitae, copies of up to three representative publications, a 1 pg statement
of interest in discipline-based education research, and a list of 3
professional references (with position, institution, phone and email
contact information) to sara.brownell@asu.edu. The salary range is
$47,500 - $50,000 with associated University benefits. The initial closing
date for receipt of applications is September 30th, 2018; applications will
be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed. A background
check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through
diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. For more
information about the Biology Education Research lab, please visit:
http://sebbers.wixsite.com/biology-ed-lab. For more information about
hiring standards at Arizona State, please visit: https://cfo.asu.edu/titleIX