The Department of Education Studies at the University of Oregon (UO) is pleased to announce a postdoctoral position exploring the intersection of biological and cognitive mechanisms of motivation for learning. Studies will focus on examining students’ motivation for learning STEM content through biological markers and survey research methodologies. Social Cognitive Theory and Control Value theory will be the foundation of this work. The UO’s Education Studies department provides an opportunity to engage in basic research in motivation for learning STEM and the application of that work to teacher education.  Attention and support for the post-doctoral colleague’s scholarly development is a priority.  The anticipated start date is June 2017.  Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.  For full position description and application information, please visit our website at

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The College of Education at the University of Oregon is one of the highest ranked colleges of education in the United States and has a strong tradition of scholarship, outreach, and impact at local, state, national, and global levels. The College is a community of scholars devoted to scholarly excellence and creating a learning and research environment that seeks diverse perspectives, demands equity, and fosters inclusion. It is home to a dozen research and outreach units (https:/, two training clinics, and highly research-productive faculty who are national and international leaders in the clinical sciences, prevention science, school-based intervention, research methods, and measurement.