[Grad-postdoc-assn] Fwd: Postdoc opportunity - Tufts

Scott Briggs sbriggs at ucar.edu
Fri Jul 21 15:03:41 MDT 2017


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From: Julie Libarkin <libarkin at msu.edu>
Date: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 7:08 AM
Subject: Postdoc opportunity - Tufts
To: GEOED-RESEARCH at list.msu.edu

We are seeking to staff this position -- see below -- a post-doc for The
Listening Project. We need someone with a serious background in a STEM
discipline, background in education research, and solid abilities for
attending and responding to student thinking. If you have any ideas that
would be great! <great!@umb.edu>@umb.edu <great!@umb.edu>@tufts.edu
<tufts.edu at umb.edu>@umb.edu <tufts.edu at umb.edu>

David Hammer

Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences

EDUCATION: University Science Education
*Postdoctoral Research Fellow (non-tenure-track) *

The Department of Education at Tufts University, in collaboration with the
departments of Physics and Biology, invites applications for a full-time
postdoctoral scholar to work with The Listening Project
supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Initiative for Inclusive
Excellence. The initial appointment is for the academic year 2017-2018,
renewable for up to three years total.

The project aims to help instructors elicit, recognize, and engage with the
productive beginnings of science in all students’ thinking. We emphasize
including and supporting students whose voices and reasoning can be missed
in traditional courses.

Faculty and teaching assistants will work in groups to collect, study, and
make sense of examples of students’ work in introductory science, using
video from classes and copies of assignments and exams. The first focus
will be on interpreting students’ thinking and experience, including when
that is challenging to do. From there, the groups will consider
possibilities for what might help those students make progress toward
disciplinary practices of learning and knowledge of canonical ideas.

The postdoctoral scholar will be part of the project leadership team, with
responsibilities to help lead instructor working groups, collect and study
data from target introductory classes in biology and in physics, and
collaborate in research on learning, teaching, and change in higher

The position requires a PhD, graduate preparation in a natural science,
scholarly background in STEM discipline-based education research, and
expertise in responsive teaching, ideally with an emphasis on
underrepresented groups.

Applications must be submitted via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.
Please submit a letter of application, including descriptions of your
background and research interests, and a CV; please also arrange for three
confidential reference letters, which the writers should submit directly.
Contact department administrator Michelle Paré at *michelle.pare at tufts.edu
<michelle.pare at tufts.edu>* for questions about the position or the
application process.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly
competitive basic and applied research and a commitment to active
citizenship locally, regionally and globally. Tufts University also prides
itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current
and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and
continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging
with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We
are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and
fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are
welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a
disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for
jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal
Opportunity (OEO) at 617.627.3298 or at *Johny.Laine at tufts.edu
<Johny.Laine at tufts.edu>*. Applicants can learn more about requesting
reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu

Scott Briggs
Administrative Assistant
NCAR Education and Outreach
Advanced Study Program
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