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STEM Education Postdoc at CU-Boulder

published Feb 7, 2014 1:11pm
STEM Education and Assessment Fellows
University of Colorado Boulder

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral associate in the newly formed Center for STEM Learning at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The successful candidates will work on educational transformation through a project focused on institution wide transformation, sponsored by the American Association of Universities. The overall project seeks to promote the use of research based instructional and assessment strategies. Responsibilities will primarily center on supporting faculty in the change process by identifying appropriate material resources to support assessment of teaching in multiple STEM disciplines, working closely with department leads to provide professional consultations with participating faculty on the use of identified materials, supporting the implementation of assessment measures by managing data collection and analysis, and consulting with faculty to reflect on the results. Associates will also work with project staff to develop an online campus-wide, potentially national, portal to assist faculty in finding libraries of educational measures, easing use of such measures and sharing results. Opportunities will also exist for working toward promoting the use of evidence-based measures of teaching impact and conducting research on the process of institutional transformation. The Fellows will collaborate with a broad group of engaging and nationally renowned faculty, post-docs, and graduate students across multiple STEM departments at the University of Colorado. The overall project also includes studies of institutional transformation, and provides opportunities for postdocs to participate in studies of individual and institutional uptake of new assessment tools and practices.

Qualifications: The successful candidates will have a strong disciplinary background in a STEM area and extensive experience in education research. Experience in biology or mechanical engineering is a plus as these are the initial departments on the project. The appointment is a one-year, renewable appointment with the preference that the successful candidate will be able to commit to the project for 2 years. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Applications will consist of a cover letter, a vita, a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences, and three letters of recommendation. They can be submitted at Review of applications is ongoing, and will continue until the position is filled. A start date of 5/1/2014 is preferred but is negotiable. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. For question about the position contact Dr. Melissa Dancy (