The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Associates in Discipline-Based Education Research under the direction of Dr. Marilyne Stains (). The successful candidate(s) will primarily work on a NSF-funded research project (NSF CAREER #1552448) designed to characterize STEM faculty members' knowledge base for teaching, instructional practices, progressions of this knowledge and these practices over time, as well as influences of context on these progressions. Duties will include collecting, managing, and analyzing video tapes of STEM classrooms, course artifacts, interviews, and surveys. The candidate(s) will also have the opportunity to work on other NSF funded and non-funded projects.
A Ph.D. degree in is required by the appointment start date. Effective oral and written communication skills are required. A record of scientific publications in peer-reviewed science education journals will be highly valued. Desirable qualifications include knowledge and application of best practices in higher education teaching, learning, and assessment, as well as experience with faculty development. The successful candidate(s) will have a substantial background in quantitative and/or qualitative research design and methods, be able to work independently, and multi-task. The successful candidate will be expected to help mentor undergraduates and graduate students in the laboratory.
Apply online at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters.
Review of applications will begin on October 26, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.
This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Marilyne Stains, Professor, at or firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about the application process, please contact Richard Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at rkh6j@Virginia.edu.
For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit postdoc.virginia.edu and hr.virginia.edu/benefits.