Friday, January 13, 2012

Post-Doc at New York University

Post-doctoral scholar
Department of Teaching and Learning
Promoting Science Learning among English Language Learners (PSELL) Scale-Up project

The post-doctoral scholar will work closely with an interdisciplinary team funded by the National Science Foundation to test the effectiveness of scaling-up a model of an innovation designed to improve science achievement of all students, especially English language learners, in urban and rural elementary schools.

Responsibilities: The scholar will work closely with the project team (Okhee Lee, Lorena Llosa and Susan Kirch) to implement the project work plan. In the first year, the scholar will establish relationships with the participating school districts in Florida and work with them to revise and finalize the curriculum to ensure that it aligns with Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Science. In subsequent years, the scholar will collaborate with school district teams to design, plan and deliver teacher workshops on the curriculum content and implementation; she/he will participate in designing and implementing research and evaluation tasks; and he/she will collaborate with the research team on disseminating research results in journal articles and professional conference presentations. Compensated air travel between New York and Florida is required throughout the project period.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a doctoral degree in science education or related fields and a background in the natural sciences. Preference will be given to candidates with at least two years of K-12 teaching experience and/or experience as a teacher educator. Candidates who enjoy and have experience working on interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to apply.

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

Start date: As early as January 2012 (negotiable)
Annual starting salary: approximately $55,000
Term: Annual contract, renewable each year through August 2015.

Applications: Please apply online with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one sample of scholarly writing and three letters of recommendation (sent directly from the sources). These materials should be submitted electronically at this site:

New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. NYU is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment and strongly encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups.