I am seeking a postdoc for my NSF CAREER project Building Upon Students’ Funds of Knowledge to Promote Scientific Discourse and Learning. In this project we are working with middle school teachers to exame how to engage students in disciplinary science talk that leverages their experiences and backgrounds, to support cognitive, motivational, and social connections to science learning in urban classrooms. More information about the NSF project can be found here: https://nsf.gov/awardsearch/
The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in Educational Psychology, STEM Education, Learning Sciences, or a similar field. Strong quantitative and/or mixed methods skills are preferred.
This is a full-time 40-hour/week post-doc position, including benefits, with the option to teach for additional compensation. Duties will primarily include analysis and dissemination of existing datasets in peer-reviewed papers and conference presentations. Additionally, the postdoc will support in managing a research team of graduate and undergraduate students, and other project duties (e.g., recruitment, data collection) as needed. Data from and access to additional grant-funded projects in our lab will also be available. The projects in this lab largely focus on motivation and cognition in education contexts.
The link to the postdoc position advertisement with further details is: https://www.vcujobs.com/
The term for this postdoc is one year, with the potential for an additional years based on performance. Applications will be accepted until filled. The start-date is July 1, 2019, and we are looking to hire promptly.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you,