The University of Connecticut is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to work on an NSF-funded project aiming to identify the association between ADHD characteristics and the creativity of engineering students through mixed method research. The postdoctoral research associate will have a unique opportunity to develop expertise in engineering education, creativity, and twice-exceptional education.  The postdoc will work with Dr. Arash E. Zaghi from the School of Engineering and multiple faculty members from the Neag School of Education at UConn. Several formal and informal professional development opportunities will be provided.

Responsibilities: Assist in the development of IRB protocols, administer psychometric instruments, perform interviews, conduct data analysis, develop technical manuscripts, and assist in the design and management of a specialized summer program for students with ADHD.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a PhD in education psychology, cognitive and learning sciences, or a closely related field.  Interest and/or prior experience in working with psychometric instruments, performing semi-structured interviews, and creativity research is highly desirable. Prior experience in using multivariate statistical analysis techniques and extensive experience with statistical analysis softwares, such as SPSS or SAS, is critical for a competitive candidate.  Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory. Ideal candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills, be comfortable interacting with college and high school students, and be exceptionally committed to the project activities.  The postdoctoral fellow is expected to be available to work flexible hours including weekends when necessary to meet deadlines.

The preferred start date is June 1st, 2017, but a later date is negotiable.  The appointment will last for two years and may be extended contingent upon performance. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and relevant research. Only US Citizens or Permanent Residents will be considered for this position.

Arash E. Zaghi, Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor,
Director of Next-Generation Multihazard Resilient Infrastructure Laboratory (NG-MRIL)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Connecticut