Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Postdoc at RIT

PER postdoc opening at Rochester Institute of Technology

RIT School of Physics and Astronomy announces an opening for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Physics Education Research. The position is supported through a 4-year NSF-funded study "Exploring factors that shape education & workplace training on essential 21st century competencies: A translational study in four high-STEM job regions"  (DGE-1561493). The postdoc will work with Ben Zwickl (Physics), Kelly Martin (Communication) and a collaborating team at University of Wisconsin Madison led by Matt Hora. We are studying how communication, problem-solving, collaboration, and self-regulated learning competencies are developed in STEM classrooms and used in workplaces. The study spans four STEM fields (Photonics, IT, Energy, and Advanced Manufacturing) in four geographic regions (Raleigh, Houston, Seattle, and Denver). This research will connect teaching with students' potential careers and inform policies that promote STEM education and workforce development. Data collection will involve surveys, interviews, and classroom observations and integrate both qualitative and quantitative education research methodologies. If you have any interest in the position please check out the full posting and contact Ben Zwickl with any questions.

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