The STEM Transformation Institute is seeking to fill post-doctoral researcher positions for multiple projects. The primary objective of all post-doctoral researchers will be STEM education research; however, we will instantiate several teaching postdocs, a hybrid design that integrates teaching experience with research activities to facilitate implementation of evidence-based practice while preparing the candidate for an academic career. STEM invites candidates to apply to one or more of the initiatives above from all STEM disciplinary backgrounds, with preference given to those with significant experience in education research.
FIU’s STEM Transformation Institute is dedicated to advancing research and educational change that utilizes evidence-based instructional practices and engages in multidisciplinary collaborations across the Colleges of Arts, Sciences & Education, and Engineering & Computing. Hallmark programs include a Learning Assistant (LA) program that impacts over 20,000 student enrollments in 10 STEM disciplines annually; Modeling Instruction at the high school and college levels; and multiple HHMI- and NSF-funded research projects. STEM Institute faculty leadership includes Laird Kramer, Eric Brewe, Maria Fernandez, Zahra Hazari, Geoff Potvin, Rita Teutonico, Sonia Underwood, Justin Carmel, Sarah Eddy, Melissa McCartney, Monique Ross, and Kathleen Quardokus Fisher. The STEM Institute is also in the midst of hiring additional DBER hires across the STEM disciplines. These faculty are joined by 12 postdocs and staff, over 60 Faculty Fellows across campus, as well as dozens of graduate and undergraduate researchers.
Candidates for these positions should have completed their PhD in a science education research field (e.g. science education, or biology, chemistry, or physics education) or in a STEM field with significant interest in developing education research expertise. The ideal candidates will have experience working in undergraduate science education research, and have strong quantitative research skills and experience, including survey and concept inventory data collection and analysis, classroom observation, and HLM. Experience with the R software package and network analysis would be an added benefit.
When applying on FIU Careers be sure to search the Job ID#514746.