Tuesday, January 16, 2018

STEM Education Postdoc, University of Maine


Postdoctoral Research Associate (id:45333)
School of Biology & Ecology
Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm, evenings and weekends as necessary
The postdoctoral research associate will be involved in a project that aims to enhance the experience of first-year STEM students at the university level.  The project will be focused on understanding the first-year student experience and designing professional development for faculty. Salary for this position is between $45,000 and $47,000 commensurate with experience.

  • Helping to develop and facilitating professional development programs targeting STEM faculty
  • Managing the collection and analyses of classroom observations and course artifacts
  • Interviewing STEM faculty on topics related to their instructional practices
  • Conducting statistical analyses on survey data collected from students enrolled in STEM courses
  • Providing logistical support for project coordination
  • Additional duties as assigned
  • Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree focused in STEM education or a STEM field by the start of the appointment.

  • Demonstrated  interest in education research, interactive teaching, faculty development, statistical analyses, and/or qualitative research
  • Excellent written communication skills evidenced through a record of scholarly publications
  • The ability to coordinate and manage projects with multiple data sources

Reporting Relationship: The postdoctoral research associate will be co-mentored by Michelle Smith from the School of Biology and Ecology and MacKenzie Stetzer from the Department of Physics and Astronomy.  This project is also in collaboration with Brian Couch and Marilyne Stains from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Work Year:  Fiscal
Work Schedule:  Normal University of Maine business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  Work outside regular hours (to include evenings and weekends) may be necessary in order to meet the requirements of the position.   The employee shall establish regular office hours and in consultation with the supervisor adjust the work schedule as appropriate.
Schedule for Evaluation:  In accordance with UMPSA agreement.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position".  You will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications; and provide contact information for three professional references.  Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. 
Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2018.  Materials received after that date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
Appropriate background checks are required.
All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV