Research Associate-Fixed Term

East Lansing
May 23, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

Research Associate Position in Biology Education Research at Michigan State University

The Michigan State University Biological Science Program invites applicants for a research position. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Jon Stoltzfus, Biological Sciences Program Director, to research students' understanding of core disciplinary ideas and use of science practices by creating a relational database for analyzing formative and summative assessments produced as part of an ongoing effort totransform undergraduate biology education at Michigan State University ( will enjoy the benefits of the diverse and active discipline-based education research community at Michigan State University ( 


Required Degree

Doctorate -biology, STEM ed, bioinformatics, ed tec

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in biology, STEM education, bioinformatics, educational technology or related field.

Desired Qualifications

Preferred applicants will have interest in or experience with undergraduate biology education research and student assessment. Experience with computer programing or database creation is desirable.

Required Application Materials

Applications should include a cover letter, a one-page summary of educational research interests, a one page teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.  Letters of recommendation should address the applicant's discipline-based education research potential, teaching experience, and ability to work in collaborative environments. 

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on June 6, and will continue until position is filled.  Questions regarding the position may be directed to Jon Stoltzfus (

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