Two Postdoc Positions in STEM Education at Texas State University

Hello,

We are advertising two postdoctoral-level positions related to equity and instructional change in undergraduate STEM instruction at Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

Position #1 - The first position is associated with the NSF IUSE-HSI grant: Building Capacity: Creating Faculty-Student Communities for Culturally Relevant Institutional Change (NSF #1928696, PI Heather Galloway, Co-PIs Eleanor Close, Alice Olmstead, Cynthia Luxford, and Li Feng) at Texas State University. The position will primarily focus on research and will involve synergistic programmatic activities. In collaboration with the rest of the project team, the selected candidate will be expected to engage in research activities such as: conducting and synthesizing the results of focus groups with STEM students; gathering and analyzing institutional student data; working with STEM faculty to collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative student data using research-based assessments; amending materials for institutional review board approval; and disseminating results through publications and presentations and performing other management and administrative tasks as needed.

Review of applications will begin on May 27 and continue until the position is filled. Start dates are flexible but between June 1 and July 31 is preferred. Initial appointments will be for one year, renewable as funding remains available (2-3 years total).

Position #2 - The second position is associated with the NSF grant: STEM Equity Project (NSF #1928596, PI Ben Van Dusen, co-PIs Eleanor Close, Robert Talbot, Jayson Nissen) This four-year project includes three strands of work that collectively support STEM faculty at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) in implementing, adapting and assessing evidence-based instructional strategies that support equitable outcomes. We will conduct workshops and provide resources supporting faculty in conducting scholarship of teaching and learning; and use the LASSO database to research potential bias in research-based assessments. The postdoctoral research position will span all aspects of the project.

Review of applications will begin on May 27th, 2022. Preferred start date is July 1st, 2022. Initial appointments will be for one year, renewable as funding remains available (2-3 years). We are willing to explore the possibility of a remote work arrangement. Our team spans multiple institutions (Texas State University, University of Colorado Denver, and Iowa State University).

For details and contact information, go to https://tinyurl.com/STEMEdPostdoc

Cindy

Dr. Cynthia Luxford (she/her/hers)

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX 78666