Friday, July 13, 2012

Postdoctoral Position at the University of Iowa

We have an unanticipated opening for an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) sponsored 2-year postdoctoral position at the University of Iowa to start as early as August, 2012.

The overall goal of the position is to provide the scholar with the knowledge and hands-on experiences needed to conduct rigorous educational research and develop competitive IES grant proposals.

The scholar will work with Dr. Brian Hand and other faculty from a variety of disciplines on a large scale, grant- funded random control trial (RCT) of the Science Writing Heuristic. The RCT is being conducted in 48 schools and with over 10,000 students throughout the state of Iowa.

Annual salary of $50,000 plus benefits and a large travel and research budget are offered.

U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required. Applicants from under-represented groups and from all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Potential candidates should have completed a PhD within the last 5 years in special education, science education, or a related field.

Interested candidates should contact Bill Therrien at  for further information and instructions on how to apply.