Research Associate, College of Education

East Lansing, MI
Mar 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources and collaborative power on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a vibrant and diverse community of students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

Posting Number: 5138

Internal Posting Date: 03-21-2017

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 04-04-2017

Job Title: Research Associate

Position Title/Rank:

Multiple Position Numbers: Live #5138, Shadows #5139, 5140, 5141

Multiple Position Numbers: Yes

Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Education

Primary Department: 40000100 CREATE FOR STEM - EDUCATION

Position Employee Group: Fixed Term Academic Staff-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Fixed Term Academic Staff

Employment %: 100


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Varied Work Hours (if applicable):

Limited Term/Flexible Appointment/Off-Date Information:

Faculty: Salary Range Support Staff: Pay Minimum $47,500

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

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Position Summary: The successful candidate(s) will provide leadership for all aspects of three research projects housed in CREATE (Collaborative Research in Education, Assessment and Teaching Environments).

Responsibilities include working in coordination with the director of CREATE and other faculty to: develop, implement and revise curriculum materials for 6 ? 12 science education, support the design and development of research, design, develop and implement professional development with both urban and suburban schools and teachers, which encompass a broad spectrum of socio-economic backgrounds, developing assessments of student learning, collecting, organizing and analyzing data, provide management and leadership for assigned project, work with team to plan and write reports, conference papers and journal articles that disseminate the research, and make presentations at regional and national conferences.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in STEM or STEM education.

Typing Requirements (wpm):

Desired Qualifications: Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Science Education with a strong background in a science discipline are preferred. Additionally, candidates with curriculum development and project management experience, knowledge of mixed-methods research, and experience in secondary science teaching are highly preferred.

Summary of Health Risks and Physical Demands (if applicable):

Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Research Interests

Optional Applicant Documents:

Number of Reference Letters Required: 3

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Department Website Address:

Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Joe Krajcik/Director/

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

If flexible appointment, indicate end date of annual flex leave:

If flex, number of months worked per year:

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Union Affiliation: Non Union

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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