The STEM Transformation Institute is seeking applications for multiple postdoctoral positions in STEM Education or Discipline-Based Education research. The primary responsibilities of STEM Transformation Institute post-doctoral fellows vary depending on the project and the individual’s interests, but may include: conducting education research, developing evidence-based curricular materials, integrating teaching experience with research activities to facilitate implementation of evidence-based practices, and/or working with faculty and other stakeholders to facilitate adoption of active learning instructional practices.
Candidates for these positions should have completed their PhD in a STEM education research field 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 or qualitative research skills and experience, such survey and concept inventory data collection and analysis, classroom observation, subject interviews and focus groups, and/or statistical knowledge. Experience with the R software package would be an added benefit.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 517353 at facultycareers.fiu.edu, and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon submission of application. Candidates may explore stem.fiu.edu for more information and may contact faculty directly or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries.
Applications and required materials should be received by December 31, 2019, to receive full consideration. Review will continue until position is filled.
Projects currently looking for applications include, but are not limited to, the following:
Postdoctoral Fellows of the Learning Assistant Initiative: The Learning Assistant Program seeks scholars who are interested in STEM education research, institutional change and Learning Assistants (LAs). Based upon their interest, fellows will be involved in program management, faculty development and/or assessment and research. This fellowship provides an excellent exposure to Higher Ed practices and management as well as to faculty development. When applying, please mention one or more of the categories of interest: (1) Faculty development; (2) Higher Education Management; (3) Research and Assessment of active learning classrooms. Project lead: Hagit Kornreich Leshem.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Strategic Collaborations and Partnerships: The STEM Transformation Institute focuses on advancing STEM education research and evidence-based practices. The Institute has attracted over $40M in external funding. Fellows will interact with our interdisciplinary team of experts to mostly gain experience in proposal development and writing, while also participating in writing white papers and assisting in communicating our message to stakeholders. Fellows will gain skills beneficial for both tenure- and non-tenure-track positions in academia and other education research settings. Point of contact: Rocio Benabentos
Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow: The STEM Transformation Institute offers opportunities for engaging in evidence-based teaching practices, developing curricular innovations and/or education research for STEM courses (especially physics, mathematics, and STEM education courses). Background in STEM Education is preferred.