[ES_JOBS_NET] Post-Doctoral Research Associates in STEM Education at Michigan State University

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Tue Aug 19 10:02:06 MDT 2014

From:    "Prevost, Luanna" <prevost at USF.EDU>
Subject: Post-Doctoral Research Associates in STEM Education at Michigan
State University

Three Post-Doctoral Research Associates

STEM Education

Michigan State University

Posting # 8540

The Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) Research Group (www.m=
su.edu/~aacr<http://www.msu.edu/~aacr>) at Michigan State University seeks =
three candidates to fill three one-year, 12 month (with possible additional=
 years) Research Associate positions in college teaching and learning in th=
e fields of science or engineering.  We are an interdisciplinary team of Di=
scipline-Based Education Researchers (DBER) from Biology, Genetics, Chemist=
ry, Engineering, Education, and Statistics who are investigating computeriz=
ed analysis of students' writing in large enrollment undergraduate Science =
Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses to model students' th=

We have received a 5 year NSF grant to expand our collaborations on these p=
rojects with STEM education researchers across the country. The selected Re=
search Associates will participate in NSF-funded research projects in colla=
boration with MSU faculty in the Colleges of Engineering and Natural Scienc=
e, and the MSU Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learni=
ng (CIRTL).  Our research group has a strong post-doc researcher mentoring =
program and an excellent placement record of our researchers.

Applicants should have completed a doctoral degree in a natural science, en=
gineering, or STEM education. You should have a strong commitment to underg=
raduate STEM education and interest in working with a leading group of inte=
rdisciplinary STEM educators.  Successful candidates will have a mix of som=
e set of the following skills, which will enable the Research Associates to=
 make unique contributions to the project team:

  *   disciplinary expertise in a STEM discipline
  *   STEM education research
  *   assessment of learning
  *   faculty professional development for reformed teaching
  *   computational linguistics / natural language processing
  *   database management
  *   web site development
  *   multivariate statistics and computer modeling
  *   experience with SPSS Modeler
  *   qualitative research methods
  *   experience publishing and presenting research findings

Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. You will be=
 expected to participate in the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate res=
earch assistants. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  T=
he salary is commensurate with education and experience.

A complete application package consists of a cover letter, cv, copy of tran=
scripts, two samples of scholarly writing and names and email addresses of =
three references. Review of application materials will continue until the p=
ositions are filled.

Apply online:

https://jobs.msu.edu<https://jobs.msu.edu/>    Search for position 8540

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed =
to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively=
 encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, vet=
erans and persons with disabilities.?

Luanna Prevost
Assistant Professor
Department of Integrative Biology
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave, SCA 110
Tampa, FL 33620
phone: (813) 974-7836
email:    prevost at usf.edu
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