Monday, July 30, 2012

Postdoc in STEM at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

The STEM Education Research Institute (SERI) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) seeks to application for a Postdoctoral Fellow in STEM Education. The mission of SERI is to oversee, promote and coordinate STEM education research initiatives across the IUPUI campus and in collaboration with external partners. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work under the supervision of Dr. Jomo W. Mutegi to (a) articulate a research agenda on some aspect of STEM education in urban settings, (b) coordinate a research team of faculty, doctoral students, and undergraduate students in pursuit of that research agenda, and (c) develop products of the research in the form of publication in refereed journals and submission of major grant proposals. The postdoctoral fellow will pursue this work in concert with the Urban Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (UCASE), and through this work will aid in the development and growth of K-12 STEM partnerships with external partners.

Required qualifications consist of a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in STEM education or a related discipline. The successful candidate will have (a) a promising research record, (b) a demonstrated ability to lead others, (c) a record of active involvement in one or more STEM education research communities, and (d) a commitment to working with underrepresented groups.

IUPUI is one of the outstanding public urban research universities in the United States, located in the heart of Indianapolis, near the Indiana Government Center and Fortune 500 companies. IUPUI serves over 30,000 students, including approximately 21,000 undergraduate students. It grants Indiana University and Purdue University degrees in more than 200 programs and offers a comprehensive range of academic programs. It is Indiana University’s home campus for state wide programs in medicine, law, dentistry, nursing, health and rehabilitation science, and social work, and Purdue University programs in Engineering, Technology, and Science.

Review of applications will begin August 10, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. The starting date for the successful candidate is September 2012. This position carries a stipend of $40,000 plus benefits. Candidates must submit (a) a letter of interest describing the candidate’s qualifications and current area of research, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a writing sample, and (d) three letters of reference. These materials should be submitted electronically to LaVerne Johnson Inquiries about the position can be directed to Jomo W. Mutegi (, Director of UCASE, and interim Co-Director of SERI.

IUPUI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D