Monday, October 21, 2013

Postdoctoral Researcher in Science Education or Discipline-based Education @ San José State University

Editor's note: The job link has changed, below is the new url.

Apply by Nov. 15th for full consideration

Start Date: Feb. 1, 2014


Applicants are invited for the position of Post-Doctoral Researcher in Science Education located at San
Jose State University. The successful candidate will work closely with faculty members in the Colleges of Science and Education on an NSF funded project concerning the development of a classroom observation instrument and protocol to assess student participation and interactivity in undergraduate STEM courses.
The successful candidate will have knowledge of best practices in science education and have experience performing classroom observations. Candidates with science discipline-based degrees are invited to apply, but prior education research experience is a requirement for this position.


The Post Doctoral Researcher will assist the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator in
preparing literature reviews; developing, validating and establishing reliability for classroom observation instrument protocol; collecting data; preparing and co-authoring publications; preparing grant reports; and co-authoring grant applications for future funding.


The Post-Doctoral Researcher will be working with the PI, Co-PI, and various undergraduate and graduate students involved in the project.


Required Qualification:

1. Earned Doctorate degree in relevant field
2. Strong research and writing skills
3. Research experience in STEM education or related field 
4. Prior education specific experience is a requirement for this position 
Preferred Qualifications: 
1. Record of publications in STEM education or related field 
2. Experience teaching at the secondary and/or post-secondary level 
3. Experience with development, validation and reliability of quantitative research instruments 
4. Demonstrated success in grant writing 
Environmental Conditions: 
The Post-Doctoral Researcher will work in an office environment and also collect data in a classroom 
Physical Requirement: 
Must be able to operate a PC including mouse and keyboard. 
Proficient in Internet research, MS Office, spreadsheets or other applicable software packages. 
Must be able to sit for long periods. 
Complexity of Duties: 
Works on a variety of problems of complex scope where analysis of data or solutions requires evaluation of various factors. Exercises independent judgment in developing methods and evaluating criteria to achieve goals. Works without appreciable direction on assigned projects/programs. 
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, along with a writing sample (first author publication or dissertation chapter), research statement, and employment application. An 
application and other information may be obtained from the Foundation Human Resources Department, through the Foundation’s web site at, or in person by visiting the 
Foundation, located at 210 N. Fourth Street, 4th Floor, San Jose, CA (corner of St. James & Fourth St.) An application will be required for those interviewed. 

San Jose State University Research Foundation 
Attn: HR/Job Code PDR - 301 
210 North Fourth St. 
San Jose, CA 95112